The HP Needle Plate
While most sewing machines come with one or two needle plates – a standard (zig-zag) and a straight stitch needle plate – some of our higher end machines comes with an additional needle plate and a special foot that goes with it.
Essentially it is a straight stitch plate with left position stitching. The left needle position and narrow configuration of the HP foot make for wonderfully smooth and exceptionally accurate stitching in lines or curves. This is extremely useful for patchwork piecing when you want perfect, scant quarter inch seams; top stitching; and high speed straight stitching.
When the HP needle plate is inserted, the machine senses it automatically and will move the needle right where it needs to be – the left position that is!
You won’t be able to do any zig-zag with this needle plate on the machine as non-compatible stitches will be grayed out. This avoids having to worry about selecting a stitch type that might cause the needle to hit the foot and break the needle and damage the machine.
The HP plate and foot is compatible with only selected models including HMC15000 Quilt Maker, MC6700P, MC9400QCP and MC9450QCP.
SKU for models other than CM7P - 865805008