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Thread: Changing feet on non-Bernina machines?

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    My first sewing machine was a Hsqvarna (except they spelled it right), very inexpensive machine (did what I needed it for). To change the feet, there was a screw driver and a tiny little screw. You unscrewed, hoped you didn't lose it, and tried to rescrew it on. Pain.

    I switched to Bernina about 2 years ago. Probably my favorite feature on my machine is how easy it is to change the feet. Open lever, pull off foot, put on new foot, close lever.

    So my question to y'all - what are other machine brands like? I knew I wanted a Bernina when I upgraded... meant to look at Pfaff and Babylock but fell in love with my machine when I first saw it

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    I have the Aurora 440 QE and I love it. Been my faithful companion for over 3 years.

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    iI have used two Kenmore machines. The nice thing is that for only a few of the feet you have to use the screw. The top part of the foot is a holder of the snap on thingy. Pushing a button on the back releases the bottom part of the foot and snap on again to replace it. Very easy too. Only the FMQ and the walking foot require the srew.

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    I have a Kenmore and a Bernina, I like them both. Bernina has a lever, the Kenmore's feet snap on.

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    I have a Babylock Ellegante2. Love it. :D :D :D

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    Super Member Darlene's Avatar
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    My Brother's feet snap on.

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    My Janomes have the feet that snap on except the walking foot and the darning foot. Those you have to unscrew from the machine. Love love love my machines

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    My first computerized machine - about '88 - was a Viking (Husqvarna), and it had snap-on feet. I upgraded to Pfaff 10 years later, because I needed a new machine, and Pfaff has built in even-feed - and snap-on feet. I now own 3 Pfaffs and love them. If I could talk myself into it, I'd buy the Brother Quattro! I used one at a recent Sit and Sew in Tucson, and it does everything but cut out templates and unsew mistakes. It even sews 1/4" WITHOUT THE SEWER HOLDING THE FABRIC! You have to see it to believe it.

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    My bottom-of-the-line, workhorse, never-causes-me-any-trouble Brother also just snaps most feet right on. Very handy. There are a very few feet, like the walking foot, that do have to be screwed on.

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    My machines also have snap on feet... you can also purchase the ankle for a lot of machines and turn them into snap on feet compatible too :wink:

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