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    Red face Bernina machine owners who applique

    I am wondering if anyone can advise me on a presser foot to purchase. I have been using fooot #1 but have some trouble seeing my sewing area enough while raw edge appliquing. I would like to get a clear foot for this and went to the Bernina site to look them over I was thinking foot # 34 or #39, is there anyone who can advise ??

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    I use my #39 for applique and it works fine. It's plastic and has red lines to line up your pieces as you applique.
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    Check out the presser feet on the Bernina web site at: http://www.bernina.com/en-US/Product...resser-feet-us
    From reading the descriptions on foot #34 and #39, I think #39 would be what you are looking for.

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    Thanks I was tossing around which one to get... they arent cheap so I can only get 1 this time around...

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    I have a 440 and I use #20 for applique. It comes standard with your machine, (It should) It has a wide opening to see, the line on the foot is not great, but I have learned to watch the needle, and not the foot, so it does not matter to me. But I am happy, it works for me. If you have that foot, try it, before you make the purchase. Also, I could not do it without the knee lift. a must for machine applique.

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    I use No 1...but sounds like I should look into #39, as I do a lot of machine applique...going to retreat this week-end, so I will borrow someone's #39 and see!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzieQuilts View Post
    I have a 440 and I use #20 for applique. It comes standard with your machine, (It should) It has a wide opening to see, the line on the foot is not great, but I have learned to watch the needle, and not the foot, so it does not matter to me. But I am happy, it works for me. If you have that foot, try it, before you make the purchase. Also, I could not do it without the knee lift. a must for machine applique.
    Thanks for that information, I have the same machine so I DO have that foot, I am going to try it out this afternoon maybe I can save myself a bunch of $$$ and not have to buy another foot.....we have a Retreat next weekend and I had some things I want to work on.....if I dont have to buy a foot that leaves more fabric $$$$

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    I really prefer an open toe foot....when I need to see where the needle is going. The best applique work that I have done is with an open toe, using the blanket stitch, and going nice and slow around the edge.
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    I agree with #20 and the knee lift. If only my featherweight had a knee lift too.
    Cheryl in GA

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    I use the #20 foot all the time, it has a nice wide opening.

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    I use the #20 foot also.

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    I also have the 440 and use #20 for applique...As for a clear foot #39 is by far better than #36 (tried both). #39 works great for SITD
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    I was going to jump in with #20 too! I have a 380 and I think I have gathered in most of the feet and accessories I need, finding I use the #20 quite often already (purchased the machine in August.).

    Quote Originally Posted by BMP View Post
    Thanks for that information, I have the same machine so I DO have that foot, I am going to try it out this afternoon maybe I can save myself a bunch of $$$ and not have to buy another foot.....we have a Retreat next weekend and I had some things I want to work on.....if I dont have to buy a foot that leaves more fabric $$$$

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