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  • psha
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    Yup! Absolutely! I do all my quilting on my domestic machine named Cheapo..reflects what I paid for it!
    Lower the feed dogs, set stitch length to zero, and you must have the darning foot. Mine didn't come with one (again..Cheapo) so I bought a universal one. I also got a walking foot for the stitch in the ditch. The best thing is to put a few small pieces together and practice, practice, practice! I have done 2 large queen size quilts on my machine..lots of pulling, pushing,frequent breaks and Ibuprofen..I got them done. It was an all over stipple pattern, so nothing fancy, but I was quite pleased. I am in the process of thinking about possibly, maybe, hopefully, getting a new machine and putting Cheapo into retirement! Good luck with your free motion!
    Patti

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  • zenkitty
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    If you can't drop the feed dogs, just cover them up. Use the darning or embroidery foot. Have lots of bobbins filled before you start and have fun! I find I have more control over the stitiching when the machine is at a higher speed. Make some practice pieces to get the feel of it. Quilting gloves help as well....or something grippy for your hands.

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  • debinmalaga
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    As long as you can drop your feed dogs you can, from what I understand. A large quilt will be a bit of a tussle, but you can do it. Smaller items are tons of fun to do, I love doing FMQ on runners.

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  • ukquilter
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    from the hints and tips iv seen i think as long as you can drop or cover the dog feeds then you should be able to.

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  • sewsoft
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    Free motion quilting

    Can anyone tell me can you free motion quilt with a regular sewing machine? I don't have a quilting machine with the extra high clearance or anything. I'd love to do it myself because it makes the quilt more special. I think I can use my embroidery foot to sew freely. Do you have any ideals or suggestions? Thanks
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