Several weeks ago I was bemoaning the fact that I wanted to FMQ on Lennie the Featherweight and had no way to do it. Lowering the feed dogs isn’t in the cards, you see, because Lennie’s ‘ vintage ‘ and that’s not how he rolls.
I got a few suggestions from Claire at knitnkwilt, namely get a darning foot, put my machine in neutral ( who knew Lennie had a neutral?) and cover up the feed dogs.
I’m doing something wrong 😟.
I found neutral. I found a darning foot. I even used up template plastic for a fancy-schmancy cover for the feed dogs, because honestly, when will I ever totally lose it and jump into anything resembling appliqué.
Even with the feed dogs covered, manipulating the piece around under the darning foot is nigh to impossible. I’m pulling and tugging and cursing like a sailor. I’m either going to break the needle or tear the fabric.
The results look pretty good though.
Any suggestions? Are there adjustments I can make to the machine? Tylenol? Wine?