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    Shiny Thimble

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    Hi everyone!
    I have been quilting with a charity group for the past 2 1/2 years and I really enjoy MSQ and the projects and tutorials.
    I want to do some of the table runners but I want to machine quilt them. I have a Kenmore machine that is older but easy to use and reliable but I cannot drop the feed dogs on it : / Can anyone tell me if using a walking foot would work for machine quilting small projects? Any advice would be much appreciated : )
    Linda

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    Welcome to the forum from Missouri. The walking foot works well if you are quilting straight lines or stitching in the ditch. Are you sure you can't drop your feed dogs? I have hear of taping an index card over feed dogs for FMQing when the dogs can't be dropped. I've personally never tried this, so it would be a good idea to test it on a scrap before stitching on your good runners.

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    Hey Gourdy and Welcome to the Forum from Texas! And yes, taping an index card over the feed dogs works just super on my old Singer, but your walking foot, as Bubby noted already, works too for more simple straight line quilting. Hope you enjoy!
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    Shiny Thimble

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    Thank you Carrie! I will try that and see if it works : ) Hope you are having a great start to your new year!

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Hi Bubby......thank you for your quick reply to my question and for the great idea! I will give it a try : ) Many thanks!
    Linda

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    Hi, my name is Dolores. I just signed up with the forum--- but, I am having trouble just writing my own blog vs just replying to a post. Can anyone help me? --- just saw my post--looks like I signed up in April 2014-- but, never posted anything. LOL!! Still need help !!
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    Hi and welcome from Italy hope you'll have fun here!!!

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    Hello and welcome from North Carolina! Glad you found us!!
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    Hi Linda
    Welcome to the forum from Massachusetts.
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    Hi Linda.....welcome to the forum. I have an older Kenmore also. If you have a darning plate....I think that was the name......you can put that over your feed dogs. Leah Day has a great video on adapting a darning foot for FMQ.
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