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#21908 Feb 3, 2008

I an new to the group and thinking about buying a 640. I was told by a

Bernina sales clerk that she thought that you couldn't use the 1/4"

foot with a guide on the 640 because it wears on the feed dogs. She

wasn't absolutely certain about this. Have any of you with a 640 used

foot #57? Were you successful with it? Having the guide is very

important to me and don't really want to settle for using #37 with no

guide. Your thoughts?

Thanks,

Roselie



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#21922 Feb 3, 2008

Use your #1 or the #34C clear foot (needle 3 clicks to the right), and get

the metal screw in seam guide. Problem solved, at half the price LOL Or

you can do the same with the #37 foot if you prefer.

CJ



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Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] !/4" Patchwork Foot, #57



I an new to the group and thinking about buying a 640. I was told by a

Bernina sales clerk that she thought that you couldn't use the 1/4"

foot with a guide on the 640 because it wears on the feed dogs. She

wasn't absolutely certain about this. Have any of you with a 640 used

foot #57? Were you successful with it? Having the guide is very

important to me and don't really want to settle for using #37 with no

guide. Your thoughts?

Thanks,

Roselie



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#21927 Feb 4, 2008

Roselie -

When I was taking the Machine Mastery classes on my new 730, the owner

of the dealership said she uses the #57 foot with the guide on her

730 "all the time" when she wants a 1/4" seam allowance. I do too. I

wouldn't worry about it if you buy a 640 either. cheers, Claudia --- In



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#21931 Feb 4, 2008

Thanks Claudia. Were you ever told that you shouldn't use the #57 on

your 730?

Roselie







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#21932 Feb 4, 2008

My wife and I have both a 640 and a 730 (both have wide feed dogs) and

use the #57 foot all the time. My dealer uses a #57 foot on her 640

and 730 shop machines constantly. She has weekly groups that sew

quilts for wounded service men/women and for the local emergency

shelter and use her shop machines for this. She has never had a

problem with wearing out the feed dogs.

Edgar

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#21933 Feb 4, 2008

Roselie, I use the 57 on my 730, 180, and little Activa. There has been some discussion

on this foot in the past with some having their dealers tell them that the foot shouldn't be

used with a 9mm machine and others saying their is no problem using the foot with a

9mmm machine. The "Feetures" book that gives info. about feet, etc. does not indicate

that it can't be used on the 9mm machines. Although not everyone likes this foot, I am

one that does. It is wonderful for curved piecing. Cheryl



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#21936 Feb 4, 2008

Thanks Edgar and Claudia. I was hesitating on getting the 640

because I use the 1/4" foot a lot. I feel a lot better about

getting the 640 after hearing your experiences.

Roselie



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#21937 Feb 4, 2008

Thanks Cheryl.

Roselie



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#21968 Feb 4, 2008

I was curious as to what the Bernina website has to say about the #57

foot and was surprised when I read "Note: For use only on machines with

a maximum 5.5mm stitch width". I could have sworn it never said this

before but there it was clear as could be! Sambo



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#21972 Feb 4, 2008

Yep, I believe it's always stated that. Speaking of presser feet, I was

sewing with my #20 this morning, and it fell apart on me! Major bummer,

guess I'll have to take it in for repair/replacement.

CJ



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Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: !/4" Patchwork Foot, #57



I was curious as to what the Bernina website has to say about the #57

foot and was surprised when I read "Note: For use only on machines with

a maximum 5.5mm stitch width". I could have sworn it never said this

before but there it was clear as could be! Sambo







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#21985 Feb 4, 2008

I was at a presentation by a Bernina educator a year or so ago. She said it

was okay to use the #57 foot on the 9mm machines as it would take years of

use to wear down the feed dogs.

Carolyn



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#22003 Feb 4, 2008

Roselie, I was told the same as you, that the bar on the #57 would ride along the feed dogs of the 9 mm machines and evenually wear down the one the bar sits on. I decided I did not want to damage my machine and opted not to use it. I just use the #37. Actually, I am not too fond of the 57, I find that bar gets in my way, but maybe I have just been using the 37 too long and am more comfortable with it. I have been going to try CJ's method of the #34 foot, needle three clicks to the right, but haven't made it that far yet. I just purchased the seam guide she recommends this past weekend.

Sharon

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#22005 Feb 4, 2008

The feet I use the most on my 1130 have taken a beating from feed

dogs, over the years, so anything will wear down with lots of use.

FWIW, on the 730 another option is to use the right edge of the #1

foot as a guide, like a #37 foot, and move the needle position over

until you have the perfect 1/4" seam. Maybe this has been mentioned?

I've not had time to read all the posts.

This is what a lot of people do with the Janome 6500 (I own one) that

has 7mm wide feed dogs. Many people don't bond well with the 1/4"

foot that has the flange on a wide-feed-dog machine, including myself.

I use my 6500 just for FMQ. I prefer to piece on a 5mm wide feed

dog machine. (and why I bought the 630 over the 730.... in case my

1130 ever bites the dust)

Doris W. in TN

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > I was at a presentation by a Bernina educator a year or so ago. She said it > was okay to use the #57 foot on the 9mm machines as it would takeyears of > use to wear down the feed dogs.

> Carolyn






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