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Thread: Presser foot lifter?

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    Saw an ad in an old magazine for a "Universal Presser-Foot lifter".

    Anybody ever had one? There are a few positive comments on Pfaff-talk but anybody else? Can't find them on Allbrands.com who apparently used to sell them.

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    Check this one out:

    http://www.crhowto.org/items_new/Uni...fter_3958.html

    I do a lot of applique and my Bernina has one operated with the knee. I couldn't get used to it at first but now I can not live without it.

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    I have a Bernina with the knee-activated presser foot lifter. I use it ALL THE TIME. It's like having a third hand. I also use my left foot on the foot control, which frees up the right knee for the presser foot lifter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Check this one out:

    http://www.crhowto.org/items_new/Uni...fter_3958.html

    I do a lot of applique and my Bernina has one operated with the knee. I couldn't get used to it at first but now I can not live without it.
    That link works, but when I click on "more information and cost", it says page not found...DANG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Check this one out:

    http://www.crhowto.org/items_new/Uni...fter_3958.html

    I do a lot of applique and my Bernina has one operated with the knee. I couldn't get used to it at first but now I can not live without it.
    That link works, but when I click on "more information and cost", it says page not found...DANG!
    Yeah, that's what I got too. *sigh* Isn't it weird that the one most common hand movements we all do is to lift that stupid little lever that is either behind or up under our machines!! IMHO should be the easiest to reach knob/button,lever right on the FRONT of the machine! LOL Must have been invented by a man.

    Maybe it's no longer made, but was a good idea!

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    What a clever item. I have never heard of one.
    I place my foot control upside down on the floor and I find I have more control that way. When I bought my Pfaff, the young male salesman demonstrated it that way and said it worked better for him. It does for me, too.

    Kitsie, what is Pfaff-talk?

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    I had never heard of one either!

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    My Janome has a knee lever that does this and it IS handy when doing applique' or working on those intricate pieces.

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    I had the older universal presser foot lifter on my Viking and loved it. It's not very pretty, and a pain if you take the machine to class, but it's great for home!! I bought one of those foot pedal 'keepers' to keep it and my machine pedal from moving. I put them right next to each other (sort of like the gas and brake pedals) and it worked beautifully. I have the Janome with the knee lift now. I actually liked the old presser foot lifter better!

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    Wonder whatever happened to them? The few reviews (like yours, dove) are positive. The Pfaff exp 4.0 has a knee one but I can't afford the extra above the 3.0 I'm getting.
    Any entrepreneurs out there?

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