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#55545 Jan 22, 2010

VBG!

In the really old days of machine mavericks.(for me the late 70's).we did free motion without a foot all together.. That's where the term love-pat your machine came from because you had to remember to lower the presser foot lever to engage the upper thread tension.. (Thank you Joyce Drexler and others!)

Then we moved on to a little spring around the needle to reduce fabric flagging.

But you can use any of the darning or embroidery feet for free motion.. No need for a special foot, coded or not.. Set your width and length if you like..

Just be careful of your fingers!

PS: Unless you have a 830E - I don't know if it stitches without a foot on it.

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Eileen stitchonair@...>

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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



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#55550 Jan 22, 2010

Eileen-

Oh, I remember those days too, when we did freemotion embroidery without any foot at all. That ocurred to me to as a possible solution, but then I realized that I wouldn't be able to widen my stitch width to 9mm unless I was using a prism'd coded foot!

I am trying to do some of the freeform-type stitching that Karen Linduska does with programmed decorative stitches. She uses them with the feed dogs UP but a freemotion foot to give them character and a little funky irregularity. If you haven't seen her work, it is amazing. A piece of hers was featured on the cover of Quilting Arts magazine last summer, and a 2 part series with her is now on Sewing with Nancy. To see some of her work:

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- I am working on a small project from the Sewing with Nancy series with her when I need to use a decorative stitch at its widest setting but with a freemotion foot. Soooooooooooooo, I asked my DH to whack off the sole of my foot 39C this morning so I would have just an ankle. So far, it seems to be working.

With regard to the previous message, I didn't realize that foot 29 came in a 29C version. It isn't shown on either the Bernina website or in my copy of Feetures. It would be perfect for this purpose though. Claudia W







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#55552 Jan 22, 2010

You better patent that and sell it back to Bernina!

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Eileen stitchonair@...>

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...a small project from the Sewing with Nancy series with her when I need to use a decorative stitch at its widest setting but with a freemotion foot. Soooooooooooooo, I asked my DH to whack off the sole of my foot 39C this morning so I would have just an ankle. So far, it seems to be working



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#55553 Jan 22, 2010

I wish! Especially since he was able to take the plastic part of 39C off in such a way that it could be put back on if needed. What a guy! claudia



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#55555 Jan 22, 2010

I'm glad your modified foot is working but also sad you had to have it permanently altered.

The 29C is a great little foot with lots of potential applications. One of my favs for sewing on round patches in a free motion method.

When looking at feet on the BerninaUSA website be sure to look at the captions for each foot's available options.

I am still hoping to one day see a #10 edge foot for the walking foot!

Have fun.

Barbara



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#55556 Jan 22, 2010

Oh! Claudia, there is an adapter foot that would work if all you wanted was the ankle. It seems ashame to chopped up an expensive foot! Judeen

Anyhow, I am working on a small project from the Sewing with Nancy series withher when I need to use a decorative stitch at its widest setting but with a freemotion foot. Soooooooooooooo, I asked my DH to whack off the sole of myfoot 39C this morning so I would have just an ankle. So far, it seems to be

working. Claudia W



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#55559 Jan 22, 2010

Barbara - Thanks for the info about the #29C foot. I wasn't aware that it existed and I'll be sure to get it next time I'm at the dealer. Then I can have DH put my #39C back together the way it was...he was able to take it apart without breaking anything and said he'd be able to get it back together again. claudia> The 29C is a great little foot with lots of potential







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#55560 Jan 22, 2010

So Judeen are you saying there is an ankle adapter that has the prism coding so you can use stitches up to 9 mm wide? That was the problem for me, finding a freemotion foot with the prism. claudia



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#55568 Jan 23, 2010

Sorry, no Prism but tell me why you would need it? If your machine is set to 9mm? or does it only sew the 9mm with the Prism? If so...then I am wrong.... an advance sorry. Judeen ;]



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#55570 Jan 23, 2010

On my 450, a 9 mm machine, any foot that is not coded will cause the maximum stitch width to be restricted to 5.5 mm. So, if there is no prism the machine assumes it needs to restrict the width. Kind of a safety feature.

Have fun.

Barbara



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#55575 Jan 23, 2010

Yes, you're right, without the prism on the foot, the 730s will only sew a stitch width of 5.5 mm. But thanks to Barbara, I now know that there is a #29C foot that will do exactly what I need. I LOVE this list! I love my dealer, but our combined knowledge on this list is more than any dealer has.> Sorry, no Prism but tell me why you would need it? If your machine is set to 9mm? or does it only sew the 9mm with the Prism?



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#55576 Jan 23, 2010

Claudia, I did not try my adapter foot last night, so I tried it, in free motion this morning on my 730. It sewed, it does not have the prism, it sewed a zigzag, free motion!

Judeen



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#55585 Jan 24, 2010

All this talk about the 43 foot made me finally try mine. It is really impressive. I saw a demo using "la Spiga?" and bought the foot last year. I just tried it with 3 ply all purpose craft yarn and it worked beautifully. I just freeformed curves. I was worried about using straight stitch vs a small zigzag and it wasn't a problem.

Thanks for the push!

Dawn


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