How To Install Janome Free Motion Foot

This item: Janome Convertible Free Motion Quilting Foot Set for Low Shank Models $57.99. Sold by bettergosew and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Janome Convertible Free Motion Frame Quilting Feet Set $20.99. Sometimes referred to as the embroidery foot, the darning foot is used for 'free hand' embroidery and darning to ensure proper stitch formation, minimize skipped stitches and puckering and also protect your fingers while you move your fabric freely under the needle. Especially beneficial to those just learning how to do free hand embroidery.

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The Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP makes it so easy to free motion quilt! With its large harp space, ability to set the speed of the machine with the adjustable speed control, and the several free motion quilting feet included in the machine, you'll truly enjoy quilting your projects with it.

To achieve the best result when free motion quilting, I have a few items I always use: the Supreme Slider, which allows the quilt to slide under the needle and Machingers quilting gloves which help me to grip the quilt and move it easily.

How To Install Janome Free Motion Foot

To prepare the Janome 9400, I drop the feed dogs . The most important and helpful thing I can do on the Janome 9400 is to adjust the speed control so the speed of the machine (how fast the needle goes up and down) is comfortable for me. I should be able to press the foot pedal all the way down and hold it there and the machine is stitching at a comfortable pace for me. This can vary for each quilter, so set it for what is right for you. Being able to adjust the speed control means that you don't have to think about the foot pedal at all: you just press it all the way to the floor and hold it there. One less thing to think about when free motion quilting!

It's important to use the right needle for the task and in this case, I use a purple tip Janome needle. I always use a new needle for each project which helps to give me good results. I also use the blue dot bobbin case which has less tension and works really well when free motion quilting. To find out more about Janome bobbin cases, watch this video.

There are four different free motion quilting feet included with the Janome 9400: The PD-H foot, the QO (open toe foot), QC (closed toe foot), and QV foot (echo quilting). The PD-H foot is typically called the free motion or darning foot and this, unlike the other feet, has an integral foot holder. Be sure that the bar on this foot goes on top of the needle bar, which will allow it to 'hop' as it quilts along. The other three feet will fit on your regular presser foot holder. They attach a little differently than other presser feet, so watch the video to see exactly how to attach them so they lock in tightly.

The variety of presser feet that you can use is helpful and the Sewing Application on the Janome 9400 simplifies the choice of stitches: it does the thinking for you. You will have a choice of straight or zigzag stitches and this will depend on what needle plate you have installed on the Janome 9400. Once you choose a stitch, the Janome 9400 suggests which presser foot would give the best results when using this stitch. If you choose straight stitch 2 or zigzag stitch 2, you have the ability to change the height of the presser foot to the best height for the quilt thickness. I like a sewing machine that guides me to the choices that will give me the best results!

To see how to set up the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP for free motion quilting, click on the image below to watch it on my YouTube channel.

If you are hesitant to try free motion quilting on your Janome 9400, don't be! The features on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP will help you in your free motion quilting journey and make this part of your project easy and enjoyable.


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The Janome Free Motion Quilting Foot For MC11000, MC11000SE, MC6600P and MC7700QCP has been designed to ensure that only minimum pressure is applied to the fabric at the moment the needle penetrates resulting in improved stitch quality.

Its simple design means a quieter more stable movement as no lever is placed over the needle clamp screw as with standard type Free Motion Feet.

Movement is linked solely with the presser foot bar resulting in quieter operation at higher speed.

In addition, the fabric layers can be moved more easily as there is no delay between the ascent of the needle and that of the foot after each stitch.

The clearence between the foot and the fabric can be adjusted with the top screw so that the foot simply skims the surface without impairment.

How To Install Janome Free Motion Foot Set

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How To Install Janome Free Motion Foot

Note: Our Janome feet are genuine Janome accessories. Beware of bogus generic products that claim that because it fits a Janome, it is a Janome part. Only genuine Janome accessories come through the rigorous supply chain of Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd founded in Japan in 1921.

How To Install Janome Free Motion Quilting Foot

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