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    Default Which machines have the hover feature?

    I am curious. I see everyone who has a Pfaff mention the hover feature. Do other brands have this as well? If so, which ones?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    Hover?

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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    Maybe I'm not spelling it right. I'm talking about the feature that Pfaff owners mention where the presser foot lifts a slight amount when you stop sewing (which allows for you to easily turn the fabric or use your stiletto to tuck in a seam allowance).

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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    I believe most Vikings do too (at least mine do). Viking and Pfaff are "sisters", so it makes sense that they have similar features. The "floating" feature means the foot just hovers over the fabric, not actually touching it whereas the spring-action foot actually "hops" up and down compressing the quilting sandwich.

    I don't know what the benefit to one over the other would be in regards to quilting. I've got both feet but have only used the spring-action one so far.
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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    I have a Viking, too and it has the free motion floating feature. I love it and only once tried the hopping foot. I went right back to the floating since it works pretty well for me.
    It also raises the presser foot when I stop the machine with needle down. Love that feature, too.

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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaydee View Post
    Maybe I'm not spelling it right. I'm talking about the feature that Pfaff owners mention where the presser foot lifts a slight amount when you stop sewing (which allows for you to easily turn the fabric or use your stiletto to tuck in a seam allowance).
    Ah, my Pfaff was more than likely made before that. I've had it a while, but still love it.

    But, reading what Jess said, if you are talking about while FMQing, mine does have a point where the presser foot doesn't go all the way down, as with regular sewing, that you use when you put the darning foot on. My foot isn't spring loaded and doesn't really hop, so this allows the fabric to move easily under the foot, while the machine still reads the foot as being in the down position. Of course on mine it is all manual, nothing automatic in this process.

    Of course now the machines probably do it for you.
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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    I have a Brother Dream Creator and it has the "hover" feature too. When I stop sewing the presser foot raises just a little so I can adjust the fabric. I think it is called the pivot feature on mine.
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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    I have a Pfaff 4.0 . I will * hover* if I stop needle down and let me pivot freely. Is that what you mean? My old manuel 1540 does not have this feature. It is an electronics feature.
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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    Viking Topaz here - has that feature and I LOVE IT!!!

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    Default Re: Which machines have the hover feature?

    My Babylock has it, with the option of using it or not. On some machines it's called pivot instead of hover.
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