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Sewing multiple layers of batting

user-111269 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am in need of a sewing machine that will go through multiple (probably about 4) layers of batting.  I am having a hard time finding one.  One suggestion was TuffSew ZigZag and the other suggestion was Janome 5124.  Does anyone have experience with either machine?  Any other suggestions?  Thanks! 

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  1. sueb | | #1

    I own a juki tl98e that'll sew over anything I ask it to.  Also I just bought a juki HZLt100 that wouldn't have any trouble with several layers either.  I'm surprised though - 4 layers of batting isn't that much for most sewing machines to sew through especially if you're using an even feed foot.  Are the layers of batting sandwiched inbetween some other heavy material or something?

    1. user-111269 | | #2

      Hi Sue, two layers of batting are wedge between fleece (which is a bit thick) and then two of these "sandwiches" are sewn together.  Would your machine handle that?  Thanks so much for your help.  Deb

      1. sueb | | #3

        It sure would.  I've used my machine to stitch through leather strapping for handbags without a problem.   I would recommend a walking foot though, with that many layers you're bound to get some slipping.

      2. Teaf5 | | #4

        My old Kenmoore will sew through that, too, if I loosen the pressure foot tension. It's the knob at the top of the machine above the needle. Mine has a collar with numbers on it and a post that pops up for looser tension. On really thick, soft projects, I release it completely so that the foot just glides over the the pile rather than trying to squeeze it together. Try it on your machine...

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