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Thread: Wow! Bernina stitch in the ditch foot

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    A few months ago I purchased the Bernina stitch-in-the-ditch foot. I didn't even know about it but I came across someone suggesting it for machine binding. It took me awhile to locate one as every Bernina dealer was sold out and the item was on backorder. I received mine after about a 5 or 6 week wait.

    I finally got to use it today. It is amazing. I read some mixed reviews on the Yahoo Bernina group but I have no reservations whatsoever. The blade on the foot opens up the seam and just lays the stitches right in, well, the ditch.

    For this quilt I spray basted it (on my bed for the first time, no problems) started my stabilizing stitches around the inside of the border. When I was done I could barely see the stitching. I tried to get a picture of it. The stitching on the horizontal border is as close to perfect as I have ever come. It took me one side to get the hang of it but once I did it was super easy and much faster because I didn't have to keep stopping and starting and making sure I was holding the seam open, the foot does it for you.

    As an aside - this is also my first time using Hobbs wool batting. I like it. Already with the stitching around the perimeter of the quilt and then the grid inside it has a nice fullness, just shy of puffiness. I can't wait until this one is done and washed.
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    What is the number on the foot? I have used the #10 edge foot for this in the past. Wondering if it is something different.
    Thanks,

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    Which one did you get? There is a new sole plate for the walking foot that is a stitch in the ditch foot. Is that the one you got, or did you get the regular one? I have both and you are right, they make it really easy!

    BTW, love the little bit of your quilt that the pic shows...how about a shot of the whole quilt???

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    Great information. Definitely need the number of the foot, please.

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    Well, this board is great! Didn't know there was suck
    H an animal for the Bernina. Will look for it. Many thanks.

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    My typos keep getting better. Oh,well there's another day.

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    I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and have not used it yet. It is a sole plate for the walking foot. I have the box right here......It is not a foot so there is no number on it... the part number written in small print is .32913.70.00 Price on mine was $33.43 but it got it 20% off because my store is closing. They just say it is an "Interchangeable sole with guiding plate for the walking foot 50"

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    The number 10 (also C & D) foot is called the edgestitching foot and works for stitch in the ditch also. It all depends how thick the quilt sandwich is whether you need to use the walking foot or not. I have the 830 and many times use the #10D foot with my dual feet and it works great!

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    They have a comparable for Viking .... LOVE IT! I will never hand sew a binding again. Sorry all you hand binding sewers, but machine stiching at 12 stitches per inch with perfect tension beats hand sewing for long lasting durability on the binding .
    I actually have two one with a single hole and another I can needle over to either side ..... many.. many uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and have not used it yet. It is a sole plate for the walking foot. I have the box right here......It is not a foot so there is no number on it... the part number written in small print is .32913.70.00 Price on mine was $33.43 but it got it 20% off because my store is closing. They just say it is an "Interchangeable sole with guiding plate for the walking foot 50"
    Sorry to hear about your store closing. The store where I bought my Bernina closed about a year or so after I bought my machine. It is always terrible to lose another store.

    I think they also call it Foot sole w/center guide. A couple of the stores I went to tried to sell me the WHOLE walking foot rather than just the sole. Yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Which one did you get? There is a new sole plate for the walking foot that is a stitch in the ditch foot. Is that the one you got, or did you get the regular one? I have both and you are right, they make it really easy!

    BTW, love the little bit of your quilt that the pic shows...how about a shot of the whole quilt???
    It is the new sole. I can't believe it took them this long to do this foot. It is great.

    I will definitely be posting the finished quilt. I received alot of help here putting it together so I will be excited to show it off!

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    Oh thanks, I have a BErnina and didnt know about this foot...

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    Thank you for sharing this information and have fun!!

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    I was wondering how the SID foot helps with binding. Is it for sewing the binding down on front after you've already stitched it down on back? I use the walking foot for binding now, sewing it to the front, and then I hand stitch the back.

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    I have tried that foot... wasnt a fan. Wonder if I should give it a go again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I was wondering how the SID foot helps with binding. Is it for sewing the binding down on front after you've already stitched it down on back? I use the walking foot for binding now, sewing it to the front, and then I hand stitch the back.
    Yes. Once you've sewn the binding to the back the guide is supposed to help the stitches on the back be straighter and more invisible. We'll see how that part works when I do the binding.

    I'm actually looking forward to doing the binding on this quilt. I hope it goes faster as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    I have tried that foot... wasnt a fan. Wonder if I should give it a go again?
    Oh you definitely should! Even my seams that did not match perfectly still came out looking decent. Also, I pressed the blocks and seams very well and they were all butted. I am sure that all of those factors played into the sucess that I had.

    That being said, on the last quilt that I did of the same pattern with the same methods as above the SID quilting did not come out as nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and have not used it yet. It is a sole plate for the walking foot. I have the box right here......It is not a foot so there is no number on it... the part number written in small print is .32913.70.00 Price on mine was $33.43 but it got it 20% off because my store is closing. They just say it is an "Interchangeable sole with guiding plate for the walking foot 50"
    I bought my walking foot a few years ago, and use it mainly for stich in the ditch. I didn't know that they had different sole plates for it. I'll be adding that to my shoping list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyCricket
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and have not used it yet. It is a sole plate for the walking foot. I have the box right here......It is not a foot so there is no number on it... the part number written in small print is .32913.70.00 Price on mine was $33.43 but it got it 20% off because my store is closing. They just say it is an "Interchangeable sole with guiding plate for the walking foot 50"
    I bought my walking foot a few years ago, and use it mainly for stich in the ditch. I didn't know that they had different sole plates for it. I'll be adding that to my shoping list!
    They just came out with the new sole plate. I found out when I went to get a new walking foot for my 830 LE.

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    I also have the stitch in the ditch foot for Viking. It's called a joing foot. Have shied away from stitching in the ditch, but after using it for the first time to sew a flang on pillow shams I am Sold!! I could sew faster and got great results. Next I will try it for binding as was suggested on this list.

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    Will have to check on this new sole plate...wonder if it will work for the older Bernina's or only the newer ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    Will have to check on this new sole plate...wonder if it will work for the older Bernina's or only the newer ones?
    I would think your walking foot has interchangeable sole plates (my original one came with 2) then it would work...

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    I have the SID # 10 and the walking foot SID sole plate. They are great. I used the # 10 and moved the needle over just a little to try a binding. It worked great.

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    I recently bought a new stitch-in-the-dicth base plate for my walking foot (I have a Bernina Aurora 440) and it's wonderful! How did we ever get along without these aides before?

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    OHHHHH I need one of those.

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