Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to Use and Set Up My Favorite FMQ Foot

It's no secret that I love my Janome and the Janome Convertible Free Motion Foot Set for free motion quilting. I had someone ask for more information on how to use this wonderful foot, so I shot a little video.



Since this is the end of our month long focus of free motion quilting for beginners, I figured now was a great time to post it.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing the foot! Now I understand why you like it so much. The height adjustment would be great to have.

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  2. Does anyone know if this foot set will work with the juki 98E or the juki 2010? Thanks.

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    1. Marsha, looks like Gen gave you the answer you needed and I'm glad she did as she's got the first-hand experience with those machines. I will add that the version of the convertible foot set that you probably need for the Juki will be the one for the Janome 1600. (They come in low and high shank as well as a few versions for specific machines.)

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  3. OMG! I have had this machine for over 5 years and never realized I could lower/higher the foot. Thanks for putting these videos out!! I learned something new today!!

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  4. Good grief I learn so much from you! Like Julie I didn't know that foot would raise and lower but knew I wanted it to. I also didn't know that was an echo foot - the clear one. I vow right now to, next week, sit down with my book and do some exploring! blessings, marlene

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    1. I am so glad you and Julie commented! Sometimes I'm not sure how basic to be on some of this stuff. Obviously, if I don't cover the basics, folks won't always be able to accomplish the rest of it.

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  5. Kudos Amy! I bought the Janome Convertible foot when I was using a Brother PQ1500s but, I could not figure out how to get the ruler foot attached. DUH! Now I have a Juki 2010Q. I followed your demo and this afternoon put the foot on my Juki.It works beautifully. I love it!! I am sooooo pleased because I want to learn and master ruler work.So, yes, Marcia, it should work on your Juki 2010.
    Thank you for the wonderful videos -- keep them coming. I learn something from each of your posts.

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    1. Gen - I have a juki tl2010 also, and am very interested in this foot combo. However, when I inquired about it with one of the on-line vendors, I was told that it would not work on the Juki. Just want to make sure I'm looking at the right foot. Can you post a picture and verify part numbers for me? Thanks so much!

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    2. Kathy- Read on down in the comments for the information.

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  6. Thanks, gen, for the answer. I'm going to have to get one.
    And, Amy, thank you for the fmq info and videos. I have sent your site to my niece who wants to begin quilting. She is so excited.

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  7. I forgot to add to my previous post that it is the Janome Convertible FMQ Foot Set part no. 202-001-003. I ordered mine from SewVacDirect. I did some ruler work this morning and love the quiet, smooth glide plus the ability to adjust the foot height. Thank you again Amy for sharing about this foot. This is a treasured find for me.

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  8. When I sent for the set all I received were the 2 feet...not the large ankle part????

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  9. Help....Can anyone send me an email to explain all the parts I should get. I have a Janone 1600PQC
    Kelsey60-mystuff@yahoo.ca

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    1. Sounds like you got the Frame quilting foot set, which is 2 additional toes for the Convertible free motion foot set.# 767434005 This contains the ruler toe. And is the only set that contains the ruler toe.

      For the 1600, the convertible free motion foot set is part # 767433004

      For high shank Janome Memory Craft Machines the convertible FM set is 202001003

      For low shank machines, the convertible free motion foot set is #202002004

      Some of the new, bigger machines come with their own versions of the convertible FMQ foot set.

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    2. Thanks Amy ....Now I know what I need to buy. (-:

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  10. Just wanted to say thanks Amy for all the videos and beginner tutorials. I broke down and ordered the convertible foot. I was so excited it was arriving today that I left work early, rushed home and tried it out. It is a dream! It made such a difference that I was finally willing to move beyond practice squares and pulled out a small top and started quilting. I'm so happy with the way it's turning out!

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    1. You are quite welcome! Thanks for letting me know you've found it so helpful. I am so glad to hear you are enjoying the new foot.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this foot with us. I have a 1600p which has a high shank and had ordered this but when it came it was only the foot... Not the set! So I am waiting for the set to come in! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  12. Okay Amy I've ordered the feet! My free motion foot sounds like a train. I am wondering if you have used the top anchor pivot thingy on your domestic machine?

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    1. Yes I have Janny. I used several of the rotating templates from Top Anchor. They’re a little tricky, but definitely usable for on a “move the quilt” machine (ie sewing machines or sit-down long arms) with the exception of the baptist fan. The stars templates are the easiest to use.

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