Giveaway-American Quilter Magazine!

American Quilter MagazineAre you looking for Christmas or Hanukkah gift ideas??

Winter projects?

A brand new free motion (long arm) motif to try?

AmericanQuilter.Giveaway.LKennedy003Are you interested in Improv piecing?

Just looking for inspiration?

You’re in luck–because the November issue of American Quilter (featuring a free motion quilt column by Yours Truly) is on newsstands now!

American Quilter MagazineEven better–YOU can WIN a copy today–four lucky winners will receive a signed copy of American Quilter.  


Answer this question:  What sewing machine do YOU use for YOUR free motion, long arm, or mid arm quilting?  Make and model….Also, does your machine allow you to drop the feed dogs?  (I’m wondering if I need to do a tutorial on FMQ when you can’t drop your feed dogs…)

Please leave your answer in the comment section.  Four winners (US and Canada only) will be announced on Monday…

Good luck!


PS…All images, information and tutorials are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thanks!


396 thoughts on “Giveaway-American Quilter Magazine!

  1. Hi, I have and use my Husqvarna Designer 1 and the feed dogs do drop. I have to congratulate you on your article in the Quilting magazine. You are so smart, I cannot wait to see your posts as there is always something great to try and learn. You make it look so easy, Thanks.

  2. I have a Babylock Esante and I love it for free-motion quilting. The stitches are even and tidy. It does have the ability to drop the feed dogs, which I do. Before the Esante I was using a Kenmore 19001 and my work didn’t look as neat as I wanted it to.

  3. I use two machines, my husbands old White sewing machine, with feed dogs that don’t drop, but I can quilt larger quilts on it. The other machine I sew on is a Brother Innovis Quilt Club machine. The feed dogs drop, but the throat space isn’t huge, and I’ve only had it a bit and have only quilted a small tablerunner on it. cdahlgren at live dot com

  4. I use my Husquavarna 2000, circa mid-1960’s. (I am circa mid-1970’s for the record). I can drop the dogs but don’t. The biggest quilt I’ve quilted on it was a 98″x98″ quilt made with 2.5″ squares and I did a non-denominational rainbow pattern (baptist fan). Thanks!

  5. When I free motion quilt, I use my 1970s Kenmore, with the dogs down. Does a good job of quilting, but it is the only machine I have ever used as an adult.

  6. I have the Bernina Anniversary Edition which is somewhere between the 435 and 450 because they included the 9mm stitch width and a few other popular features for this special offering. Yes, the feed dogs can be lowered.

  7. I use my Bernina 1630 home sewing machine, which has feed dogs that can be dropped. As much as I love “Bernie” I am shopping for a new machine with a larger throat. I’m tending toward a Bernina because my last 3 machines have been that brand, but don’t know if I should get a 700 series or 800 series model. Also, I’m trying to decide on a machine with embroidery model or without, because my Bernina 180E is going on 14 years old (and she’s my youngest machine!).
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of a great magazine!

  8. I have a Bernina 880 and a 430. I have a BSR foot for both machines and both machine have feed dogs that drop. I use both machines to free motion quilt, sometimes I use the BSR foot and sometimes I don’t.

  9. I use a Janome 6600 for my free motion quilting most of the time which does allow the feed dogs to be dropped. I also have a used Handiquilter 16 which I’m trying to learn how to use. I ‘m still trying to learn to use it for detail micro quilting.

  10. I sew on a Babylock Ellisimo and a Babylock symphony . Both machines drop the feed dogs easily.
    Thanks for a great blog !

  11. My machine is a Janome 9000. I can drop my feed dogs. I am only just beginning to experiment with it in free motion. I can’t wait until I’m half as good as you.

  12. Hi! I use an older Handiquilter 16 (mid arm) and the feed dogs do not drop. I haven’t had much luck FMQ on my Bernina 8 series machine.

  13. I have Bernina 630 and just upgraded to the 880e. Feed dogs drop on both and I have BSR to aid in my free motion. Love your blog! I tell free mention enthusiast about it all the time. Thanks for this blog.

  14. Hi, I use my Janome Horizon ? Craft 15,000 (that 1 word I just can’t recall-it’s their embroidery machine) & I can drop feed dogs. I’m longtime reader of all things quilting but need to translate interest to more ‘doing’- I really love the quilting examples I’ve seen on your site & want MORE! Thanks!

  15. I use two machines, One is a singer SEQS6000 and Pfaff 3400. I can drop the feed dogs on both of them. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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