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Thread: Bernina Walking Foot

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    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
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    Bernina walking feet are expensive ($130-$160) so I bought an Alphasew walking foot made for Berninas at $65. After several months of use, a couple of the prongs where it attaches broke. The company gave me a new one at half price ($33). Used it for a while and it broke in the same place as the original. I then got out my adapter shank and tried an universal short shank foot ($30). It fit somewhat, but never seemed really tight and secure, would shift a little and the wiggling made it break too. By now, I had spent almost as much as buying a proper Bernina foot and still didn't have one that worked. At this point, another Guild member was trading in her Bernina for a Babylock and offered me her Bernina walking foot (the proper one!) for $50. My advice, spend the $ and buy the proper foot and save yourself a lot of frustration.

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    The Bernina walking foot is wonderful, beautifully made and will last for years. It's worth it!

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    check with www.chlotide.com....I know I have seen adapters etc for alot of machines...think thats the right spelling??

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    As expensive as machines are, I would get the Bernina foot. If you screw something up in the machine because of the wrong foot it may cost more to fix than to have bought the correct foot in the first place.

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    I have a 730 Bernina with walking foot. I REALLY enjoy and use it constantly. You can do lots of stitching with it on many items as it makes the fabric flow more evenly under the needle. You will certainly like it and the price is worth the satisfaction you will get from using it.

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    I don't know how the universal one would work. I bought mine on ebay, got a fairly good deal and it is worth every penny. I love the guides and use them all the time also. Make sure you get one that has the guides. Which ever you get, you will love it!

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