Sewing Machine Tongue Twister :)

There are two terms in sewing that can be easily confused because of the similarity of their names. The PRESSURE setting and the PRESSER foot. This video attempts to sort out the difference, explaining how the pressure settings on the presser foot work and how and why to change the settings, as well as how to find the pressure setting control on various machines.
Marguerita McManus, author of the book Crazy Shortcut Quilts does the demo:

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  1. Amy says:

    I’m 2 minutes into it and now I know what my problem is!!!

    What would do without you!!

    Now, I’ll go finish listening to you. :o)

  2. Kathy says:

    Love this! I always forget to adjust this pressure when I am quilting until it is too late! My question to you is- If you are meandering, do you still need to adjust the pressure, or is dropping the feed dogs enough? Would this be dependent on the type of batting also?

  3. admin says:

    Hi Kathy, I used to never adjust the pressure setting when I switched to free motion quilting because my foot has a spring in it so I figured it was okay. BUT then I switched battings and I DID need to adjust it slightly. Believe me, it was always the last thing I though of doing when I was having issues quilting. I think a lot of quilters forget about that pressure setting. So, yes, if you switch between a low loft batting and a really high one, you should probably lighten up the pressure for easier quilting. Good point – thanks so much for bringing it up!