FMQ Quick Tip–Throat Plates

ThroatPlate.LKennedy002Good Morning, Quilters!

Recently, I was stitching along and my quilting just didn’t seem right…

The needle had a hard time penetrating the fabric and I thought I had a dull needle.

The real culprit:  I had the wrong needle plate!

Most machines come with a zig-zag needle plate.  The hole is wide enough for the needle to create zig zag or decorative stitches.

However, this is not the BEST choice for Free Motion Quilting or for normal piecing.

The BEST choice is a single hole throat plate.  It supports the fabric better and allows the needle to penetrate the fabric more readily.

This leads to better stitch formation–in other words…PRETTIER STITCHES!

Single Hole Throat PlateOnce I realized the error…

Everything was better.Single Hole Throat PlatePretty stitches!

Hope YOUR stitches are happy today!


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