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6 easy steps to correctly change the presser foot on the Dreamweaver XE

by Christine Baker

Yesterday we used the awesome guideline marker (laser pointer) feature on the Dreamweaver XE to make no-waste snowball blocks from 5″ charm squares. Today I’m sharing how to correctly change the presser foot on this machine so that tomorrow we can piece our nine patch blocks.

The Dreamweaver XE

The Dreamweaver XE

Step 1

The first thing to do is to press the “needle position” button to raise the needle.

The "needle position" button

The “needle position” button

Step 2

Press the presser foot/needle exchange key. This key locks all other keys and buttons on the machine and prevents injury to you or the machine if a button is pressed by mistake.

The presser foot/needle exchange key

The presser foot/needle exchange key

If the message “OK to automatically lower the presser foot?” appears on the screen of the Dreamweaver XE, press OK to continue.

Press "OK".

Press “OK”.

The entire LCD screen on the Dreamweaver XE becomes white and all of the keys and operation buttons are locked.

All keys are locked.

All keys are locked.

Step 3

Raise the presser foot lever on the back of the Dreamweaver XE.

Presser foot lever

Presser foot lever

Step 4

Press the black button on the presser foot holder and remove the presser foot.

Press the black button.

Press the black button.

Step 5

Select your ¼” foot with guide and place it under the holder, aligning the foot pin with the notch in the holder.

Align the new presser foot.

Align the new presser foot.

Lower the presser foot lever so that the presser foot pin snaps into the notch in the holder. The ¼” foot with guide is now snapped into place and ready for piecing!

The ¼" foot with guide

The ¼” foot with guide

Step 6

Press the presser foot/needle exchange key again to unlock all of the keys and buttons on the Dreamweaver XE.

Press to unlock.

Press to unlock.

Now we can raise the presser foot lever and get ready to start sewing! Tomorrow I’m using the ¼” foot with guide on the Dreamweaver XE to accurately piece our nine patch blocks. See you then!

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
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4 comments

Laura Sloan August 25, 2018 - 6:34 pm

I don’t have the lock on my machine. I am always aware of where my fingers are when changing the presser foot though!

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Christine Baker August 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm

I don’t have it on my personal machine either – but I’m REALLY careful too Laura :)

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Allison Evrard August 24, 2018 - 10:47 am

I have a DreamCreator vm5100 by Brother. Mine does not have the presser foot/needle exchange button but it sure looks handy.

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Christine Baker August 30, 2018 - 9:29 pm

Hi Allison, My Brother NQ900 doesn’t have it either, but it definitely is a useful feature.

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