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#55541 Jan 22, 2010

I am doing a freemotion embroidery technique where I'd like to be able to use a 9mm stitch width with a freemotion foot. I don't seem to own a coded freemotion foot but I notice on the Bernina website that it shows Freemotion Couching Foot #43 as a coded foot. The #43 foot that I have is not coded...were there 2 versions of that foot sold? I only see the coded one on the website. claudia w


#55542 Jan 22, 2010

Free-Motion Couching foot #43 is only meant to be used with a straight

stitch. Yes, you're correct that the first #43 feet released did not

have the prism, but that has nothing to do with it being or not being a

foot capable of stitching 9mm. I expect when the first inventory was

depleted and the foot was manufactured the next time, the prism was

added so it would be able to fulfill the foot recognition capabilities

of the 8 Series machines; it is sporting that new style prism.


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#55543 Jan 22, 2010

Oh, you're right. Now that I look at it, I see that #43 has too small of a hole to accomodate 9mm stitches. I don't see any freemotion Bernina foot with the prism that can do 9mm wide stitches. I think that's something that could be really useful to me. In the meantime, I think I'll have DH take a whack at modifying one of the prism'd feet that I don't use very often, like #39. If he takes the plastic foot part off, I will have only an ankle left and should be able to use it for freemotion with wide width stitches. claudia > stitch


#55544 Jan 22, 2010

What about foot #29C, Freehand quilting foot? I've used it for a variety of freemotion applications and I can see all around the needle.

Have fun.



#55564 Jan 23, 2010

There is a #29C foot. That should do what you want. BJ