Frequent question: What kind of sewing machine do you need for free motion quilting?

Can any sewing machine do free motion quilting?

Yes, free motion quilting can be done on a regular sewing machine. What’s important to note however is that you will need the ability to lower or disengage your feed dogs. … Other than that, free motion quilting is just straight stitching.

Can you free motion quilt on a Brother sewing machine?

Free motion quilting is possible on sewing machines. For example, Brother has a free motion quilting foot and even a free motion grip to make this project smoother. You can also use a darning foot and lower the feed dogs so you can control the quilt’s movement in any direction you need.

What is the best stitch length for free motion quilting?

Yes, for free motion quilting, set your stitch length to ‘0’. That way your feed dogs won’t be moving while you’re quilting because you don’t need them. Less wear and tear on those parts.

Do you need a special foot for free motion quilting?

To be able to do free motion quilting, the number one thing you need is a special foot for your sewing machine. It’s often called a darning foot, and is designed to smoothly glide over the fabric while still keeping the fabric down when stitching in all different directions.

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