Feed Dogs

feed dogs
sewing machine feed dogs
sewing machine feed dogs
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The feed dogs are located on your sewing machine under the machine foot. The feed dogs have little teeth that help to grab and pull the fabric through your machine. Their movement establishes the length of your stitch.  They also force straight line sewing.  Lowering or covering the feed dogs will allow you to sew in every direction.

For more information see the entry Free Motion Quilting.

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