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Thread: Question about old style Bernina presser feet

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    Question Question about old style Bernina presser feet

    I have a Bernina 1530 and the other day while my DD was using it, she asked what the screw was for on the back of the presser foot. I have a multi purpose presser foot (can't remember the number of it) and a piecing presser foot (number 37) and they both have a little screw on the back but I don't know what it is for. I checked the manual, but couldn't find any mention of this or what it is for. Can anyone tell me what the screw is for?

    Found this link with pictures of no. 37 and no. 20. You can see the screw.

    http://stores.ebay.com/laimagesupply...sub=1837176012
    Last edited by annthreecats; 12-13-2011 at 08:14 AM.

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    If the presser foot shank has a hole through each side it might be so you can slide a seam guide through it and retighten the screw for doing straight line gridded sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt View Post
    If the presser foot shank has a hole through each side it might be so you can slide a seam guide through it and retighten the screw for doing straight line gridded sewing.

    mltquilt
    I just found some information about the seam guide and you are exactly right, mltquilt. The little hole and screw are for a seam guide. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.

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    I love that Bernina has made their presser feet so that you can use a seam guide on ANY foot. It is a nice touch.

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    Well, I learned something today. Thank you for the info. I have a Bernina, and I always thought that little screw was for help getting the presser foot on the shaft. Now I know!

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    Well live and learn. Thank you for that information, I was wondering too.
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    Thanks for asking the question. I've often wondered about that too. Now I know.

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