Presser foot tension

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I read this morning the presser foot should be set with less tension when quilting or sewing through many layers.  The opposite of what I thought!  I guess I’ll try that next time my machine balks at the seams.


As a rule of thumb, presser foot pressure adjustment works like this: to sew heavy fabrics (or sewing through several layers of fabric, like in quilting), you need to have the presser foot set on light pressure, while for light fabrics you need a heavier pressure.