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Thread: Walking Foot

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    I have a Bernina Activa 135 which I love, I would like to try a walking foot with it but they are $150.00 and I am not prepared to invest that without trying it first. Does anyone out there know if a universal walking foot will work with my machine?

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    I think Bernina does everything they can to make sure that you can't buy anything generic for their sewing machines except needles. :(

    For $150, you can almost buy a nice little Brother machine with a walking foot, darning foot, lots of accessory feet, 60 stitches and hard plastic carrying case! You need a secondary machine, anyway, right? ;)

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    Check some of the online sewing/vacuum shops, they will let you know if their feet will work with your machine. I have used several to get generics for my machines :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    I think Bernina does everything they can to make sure that you can't buy anything generic for their sewing machines except needles. :(

    For $150, you can almost buy a nice little Brother machine with a walking foot, darning foot, lots of accessory feet, 60 stitches and hard plastic carrying case! You need a secondary machine, anyway, right? ;)
    I have noticed that also. I would buy an older Singer and get a 25.00 walking and then you can do great FMQ with it also. You could buy a the machine and walking foot for what they are asking for the walking foot. Does it do a better job then any other machine with a walking foot???

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    My Bernina walkingfoot is the nicest, sturdiest foot of any brand I've ever used. Yes, they are wonderful, yes they are the best but worth $150....well, I paid it because I had to, not because I liked it. It very well may outlive me. You don't buy Bernina if you want cheap, so it shouldn't be a surprise the accessories are pricey.

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    Do you have a Bernina dealer around? Maybe call and see if they have that foot and would let you bring your machine in to try it?

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    I have 3 walking feet. I had to buy a different one for 2 of my machines, and Viking just came out with one that has changeable feet so I can do decorative stitches with it. I really could not live without them. I thinjk once you buy it you will use it alot.

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    It has been my experience teaching that it is best to buy the walking foot specifically made for your machine. While it is said that generic is "one size fits all" they don't always and the frustration is not worth it. Try on line; ask dealer if they have used ones....anything you can do to get the Bernina foot. You will be better satisfied.

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    the cheap ones break ... don't doubt that!

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    I just bought a Bernina and paid the extra for the walking foot then I looked on ebay and regretted not getting it from there. It's the exact same thing but half the price. Check out the link:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/WALKING-FOOT-BER..._DefaultDomain

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