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Thread: Bernina Walking foot - worth the $$??

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    Bernina Walking foot - worth the $$??

    Hi All-

    Was going to buy a new machine this weekend, but then decided I can live with what I have. I want to purchase a walking foot for my Bernina but they are kinda pricey..what are your thoughts on this foot? I mainly want it for sewing on bindings, but I will tell you that I think the regular foot is fine..thoughts before I go shell out the $$.

    JC

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    I have a Bernina 1230 and a walking foot.

    I'd say the walking foot is really nice to have if you want to quilt with it -- either straight line or wavy line. For that purpose, I think it is worth the money.

    I don't bother to use the walking foot for sewing on binding because I don't seem to need it. My Bernina seems to feed well, and the only thing I do is hold the binding slightly taut while I sew. I prefer doing this to using the walking foot because the foot is bulky and not that easy to put on and take off.

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    i,ve brought some on ebay and they work good,i have a bernina 730e artista
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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    I paid almost 100.00 for one for my Viking and really like it. Sure helps.
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    You saved more then enough by not buying a new machine to buy the walking foot so why fret over buying it or not. Live a little! LOL
    Got fabric?

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    The WF is worth the money and don't go generic. Buy the Bernina made one, they're much better quality.

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    I have a Brother. In the past three years I bought two walking feet from online that supposedly fit my machine, for about $20 each. They never worked. So I broke down and bought one at a Brother store for $77. It works like a charm and runs smooth as silk. To me it's worth the money.

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    If there is a Bernina dealer near you watch for their sales. Sometimes feet are 20-25% off.

    mltquilt

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    I think a walking foot is worth the price!!!!
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    I would definitely buy the Bernina walking foot. I use mine all the time for bindings, and occasionally for other things as well.

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    Yes, I think it is definitely worth the price. I have one for my two Berninas.

    Cheers, K

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    I broke my Bernina by being too lazy to put on my walking foot. Cost to fix? Hundreds. Have I fixed it yet? Nope! Don't have extra hundreds. Sewing on a marvelous Singer 301 that a friend gave me.
    Last edited by Sucia; 03-30-2013 at 06:56 PM.

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    My Bernina charges $160 for walking foot. Expensive attachments. Main reason when I was shopping for a new machine I didnt go back to Bernina. Lots of wonderful machines out there.

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    I bought a walking foot on ebay for my Bernina 1530, about $70.00. It works okay, but I think I would have been better off to buy one made by Bernina.

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    even though I do not have a Bernina, I have a walking foot for all my machines. I would not be without one. They are invaluable to me.

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    I have a Bernina and the Walking Foot. I love it! Use the bars for Grid quilting. all you have to mark is the first line, then just sew.

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    I have a walking foot for my 1130 Bernina and woud not be without it.

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    I posted a few weeks ago asking about the walking foot that came with my new Janome that my mom bought me. I had never used one and was a bit confused. After some help from the generously kind folks on this board I am now addicted to using that foot. For me it has made a world of difference with alignment and precision. I am fairly new to quilting so everything fascinates me still but I rank the walking foot pretty high up the wow scale.

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    I use my walking foot all the time - when ever I have two pieces of fabric that I am stitching together. The walking foot keeps the two pieces lined up perfectly. And the newer walking feet from Bernina come with a "blade" in the center that makes "stitch-in-the-ditch" a breeze. Definitely one of those "I can't do without it" tools.

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    I spent more on my Bernina walking foot than I did on my previous machine. Kind of a had a panic attack over it. It was definetly worth it. It is as smooth as butter. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt View Post
    If there is a Bernina dealer near you watch for their sales. Sometimes feet are 20-25% off.

    mltquilt
    If you are going to do any quilting (other than free motion) it is well worth the money. However they are very expensive and I would definitely wait until they have a sale. Even if there is not one near you, you can call one, get on a mailing list and then order when the store is having a sale.

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