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Thread: Do you have this decorative presser foot?

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    Do you have this decorative presser foot?

    http://www.amazon.com/Decorative-Flo...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

    Decorative stitch FOOT! This sounds really cool...anyone have one, use one, like one? What do you think?

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    What is it supposed to do? Looks really interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    What is it supposed to do? Looks really interesting
    That's what I am trying to figure out! The review it has says it makes "daisy" looking flowers..and specifically says she used it on her quilts for top quilting. But does it make one and stop...or make one..then move and make another, move make another? How big flower does it make? If it makes theflowers good, I'd like to have it..that'd be great for FMqIng differently. Maybe a daisy int he center square or something like that. I have given up on trying to do specific designs when FMQ'ing...can't do it on a twin size quilt..to much bulk to be able to move it around to make those designs properly! I thought htis might be a good "cheat sheet" kind of FMQ!

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    Here is a video of it in action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI9E8JBUj_0

    I'd rather have a circular attachment for my machine.
    Let's you use any foot - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERo4dvlkhpM

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    It looks very interesting. If I had extra money I might try it.

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    i got mine from Nancy's notions, for $12.99, but haven't tried it yet, and if you go to her site, Nancyzieman.com, and find her vedeo's and presser feet, she shows how to use it. i'am anxious to try it, it does look like fun,
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    This foot use to come with the vintage Singer machines. I have one of the old ones. It's fun to sew with it. But I haven't found any real use for the sewn circles.
    Got fabric?

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    I ordered mine from a shop in Australia about five years ago when I saw an article about it in Machine Embroidery magazine. It will NOT work for quilting since it rotates the fabric to stitch in a small circle about the size of a nickle

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    Yes I had one and I used it too. I remember a friend of mine had splashed some bleach on her outfit top and she had little dots on it as a result. I sewed little "flowers" using the foot around all the circles of bleach. Really turned out cute. Then I added some "flowers" to the bottoms and she practically had a whole new outfit. I sold it in a garage sale when I got my first embroidery machine.
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    I have one but haven't use it yet. I got it because I figured it would be like an embroidery thing.

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    I just purchased one from Amazon. I makes fairly small circles, so far, my best results are with zigzag stitch. Kind of cool, you drop the feed dogs and the tool rotates the fabric sandwich backwards. First time I used it, I stopped and reread the direction sheet to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong.

    I'm going to use it to quilt and decorate mug rugs and coasters. I think you could make some very interesting applique items as well. It wasn't quite what I thought when I bought it, but it's still better than a thumbtack and cork!

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    I saw one being used on a brother machine. It looked fascinating but I couldn't think what I would use it for. It felt expensive to me as well
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    decorative foot

    I have a Bernina with the circle attachment and just played with it last night!! Had such fun and so easy to use. Here is a picture...I just grabbed some recycled denim
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    I've got one. There is also an instruction book to go with it by Dale Rollerston, It sews like a circular attachment and the design is determined by the size of the embroidery and circle. I tried to use it on my Pfaff machine but it would only sew backwards in a straight stitch.
    P.S. At the time I wanted to buy it, Nancy Zieman had it on her site for $8.50. However, postage was to be $20 to get here and it sells for $29 in Australia, so I bought it here.
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    I was going to buy one until someone here told me to just tape a thumb tack down on the machine's bed. Then you put on your fabric and you can stick an eraser on to the thumb tack to hold it in place if necessary. You can make any size circle you want - for the cost of a thumb tack..

    This link shows just a straight stitch but you can do it with any stitch on your machine...
    http://doodlequilts.blogspot.com/201...play-time.html

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    Yes!! I have one. Came with my Bernina but I never paid any attention to it. I'll have to read the instructions and see what that little bad boy can do!!

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    Hi Coffeebreak-I have the attachment and have used it! It's, indeed, very easy to use. As skttl1321 says, just watch a video and you will be on your way. I have an embroidery machine, yet I find it easier (no need to hoop) and cheaper (much less stabilizer) for a simple design. I also embellish them with rhinostones in the center, metallic and variegated threads and different stitches and sizes. Start using it and you will fall in love, especially if you have daughters or gds. Make yourself a sampler, that way you can go back to the ones you liked best.

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    I have both the flower and the circle for my older viking....now I have a newer babylock, but I will not be buying the circle for it,.....probably too expensive, have not really looked into prices. I think that flower attachment might fit on this newer bl...will have to see...when I did use them on my viking they were a fun way to play...........forgot I had them, thanks for the reminder!!!!!!

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    Neat little foot, thinking fabric designs for small items like purses, baby clothes, etc. Might be handy for curtains, shower curtains too. Great video on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI9E8JBUj_0

    I have the Brother circle sewing attachment for larger circles, but that was $99 4 years ago and this little foot pops on and off fairly easy from the looks of it.

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    I bought a used one on ebay a long time ago. You can also use your decorative stitches...it works, but the only thing I've really ever used it for is outlines...it really doesn't have a practical purpose , especially now with the computerized machines, and it's so easy to just draw a circle, then stitch it!

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    I bought on a long time ago. Tried to use it and it made a mess. Took it back to the store. I think the ones that you attach to the base of the machine will probably work better.

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    I have one that I bought a long time ago when I had a machine that didn't do a lot of things. It makes some really neat circular and flower-type designs with the decorative stitches on the sewing machine. It is fun to play with.

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    There is a 5 minute video on youtube showing how to use it. Just google the name of the foot and it comes up. Looks interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeebreak View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Decorative-Flo...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

    Decorative stitch FOOT! This sounds really cool...anyone have one, use one, like one? What do you think?

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    I have one and Dh figured out how to use it. Small little circles. Mine was 12.99 at Clothilde. I don't think it is a very useful foot at all. Just my opinion.

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