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Thread: Bernina's Extra Feet????

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    Bernina's Extra Feet????

    I have read several posts mentioning how expensive it is to purchase Bernina's extra feet. Am I missing something? I have owned several Bernina's for over 25 years, including a serger, and have only needed to purchase one extra foot; the walking foot for my 930. All the other feet came with the machines. My 930 does not have a 1/4 inch foot, but I don't need it. I have a mark on the machine to follow. The other machines came with walking feet, 1/4 inch, and any other foot I could think of.

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    I don't understand what your question/statement is? Other people need feet for different sewing needs. It's nice you don't feel the need to purchase feet, but I know I need certain feet for specific purposes.

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    same here i,ve brought several extra feet for my bernina 730 artista ,i guess they send only the basic feet but if you get into more sewing you need more feet
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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    A lot of feet came with my 1030 too. But I too purchased additional feet.
    The 1/4" and the walking foot seem to be the only ones I use, but I wanted the others just in case.
    And, yes - they were very expensive.

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    I bought a lot of extra feet for my Bernina. 3 years later, the motor died. This was after a bunch of other problems. I will never buy another Bernina.

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    Don't know about Bernina, But I purchased some extra feet for my machines from ebay and the prices were some cheaper than the local dealers.
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    My Bernina came with most of the feet that I needed. Are there some others I'd like, sure. I would like the couching foot, piping foot, circle attachment, felting foot and plate but I can't justify the cost for the few times I would use them. I did purchase the magnifying lenses because I needed them.
    I think the 550? Comes with snap on feet so they are less money. Make sure that you know which kind of feet you are buying because the 8?? comes with different feet too.

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    If all you do is quilt, you don't need many feet. If you do general garment sewing, heirloom sewing, or lots of home dec work, more feet are handy tools. I look at a foot as a tool to help me do something faster. I could do everything with a zigzag foot, but applying piping or doing pin tucks or doing a blind hem is an awful lot easier with a good foot!

    Bernina feet are expensive but they are high quality. I am still regularly using some I bought 20 plus years ago. Of course, it is probably obvious that I do a lot of different types of sewing!

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    Piping, cording and pin tucks are used on some quilts as well, and it's nice to be able to add them as easily (and professionally) as possible when the urge strikes. I'm slowly checking off my 'foot wish list'...too slowly, regretfully.
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    If the feet you have for your Bernina work for you, that is great. I do more than quilting. I do embroidery, art quilting and garment sewing so I use many other feet. It all depends on your need.

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    I also purchased a walking foot and have found the ruffling foot I purchased to be of great assistance for the shams I make to go with the quilts and that retails for $80+, but I got it on sale and with a coupon. I also purchased a set of teflon feet for when I work with other fabrics, oh, and I purchased the piping and couching feet, too. Even with the mark on the machine I still like the 1/4" foot w/guide attached, I think that is the #57 and my Bernina only came with 1/4" #37. I also purchased a straight stitch plate as well.

    I guess you should feel lucky that you haven't needed extra feet for the type of sewing you do.
    Last edited by Maribeth; 09-09-2012 at 10:21 AM.
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    Bernina has many specialty feet. You don't need them to do the job but the feet usually takes several steps out of your way. Just like specialty rulers over regular rulers. Go to a Bernina dealer and see all the new feet available. You will be surprised if you haven't kept up with what they can do. I buy specialty feet for all my machines. Once I use them I don't want to not use them for the sewing job. I never thought I'd use the button attachment foot until I made a wallhanging that had buttons on it. What a great job it did, put the button where you wanted it and sew it on in seconds. I don't see the reason to not try a new foot. It's just a foot.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 09-09-2012 at 11:44 AM.
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    Over the years I have purchased quite a few specialty feet for my Bernina Artista 200. I use them all and for me, they have been worth the cost. The first foot I bought was the walking foot. At the time, I thought it was very expensive; but I have certainly gotten my money's worth. I like the fact that the feet are not snap on feet.

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