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BellasQuilts
April 25th, 2012, 11:57 PM
When I bought my Bernina, the local dealer gives classes on your machine. I just learned that my walking foot has an attachment for stitch in the ditch. Did not know that!!! Since I have never sewn really, I had no clue what presser feet were for other than "you don't want to lose them".

Jenny, can you do a video tute on presser feet and how to use them for quilting? While I know now that I have this, I still don't know how to use it.

I figured if there is this cool attachment maybe there are other presser feet that you use, or tools, that would be helpful to us newbies for quilting.

Thank you, Megan

Genny
April 26th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Ok Jenny...PLEASE!!!!

JimsQueenie
April 26th, 2012, 02:13 AM
I agree. I just bought a new Janome 11,000 and I had a Janome 8,000 and I had presser feet galore for each of these machines. I rarely used any of the ones I had for my 8,000 and I don't want to make that mistake again for my 11,000 as it gets too expensive. Please help us, Jenny, those of us who need the help. A tutorial would be wonderful. I know that Nancy Zieman did a show on different presser feet but I lost that tape. Looking forward to what you come up with?
Piece and blessings,
Vicki

Sharon G
April 26th, 2012, 04:21 AM
I'll second that!

It would be really helpful to all us newbies to have more info on 'what' to use and for which job :)

Please, please, pretty please Jenny ;)

bkthomas
April 26th, 2012, 04:34 AM
I agree. I just bought a new Janome 11,000 and I had a Janome 8,000 and I had presser feet galore for each of these machines. I rarely used any of the ones I had for my 8,000 and I don't want to make that mistake again for my 11,000 as it gets too expensive. Please help us, Jenny, those of us who need the help. A tutorial would be wonderful. I know that Nancy Zieman did a show on different presser feet but I lost that tape. Looking forward to what you come up with?
Piece and blessings,
Vicki

On the Janome website there are many videos of all the different presser feet and how to use them! Check it out!! I would imagine that Bernina might have the same thing but I am just guessing.

bkthomas
April 26th, 2012, 04:49 AM
When I bought my Bernina, the local dealer gives classes on your machine. I just learned that my walking foot has an attachment for stitch in the ditch. Did not know that!!! Since I have never sewn really, I had no clue what presser feet were for other than "you don't want to lose them".

Jenny, can you do a video tute on presser feet and how to use them for quilting? While I know now that I have this, I still don't know how to use it.

I figured if there is this cool attachment maybe there are other presser feet that you use, or tools, that would be helpful to us newbies for quilting.

Thank you, Megan

Go to Berninausa\home.com they have a video for every foot you can imagine and some you never imagined!!!

ginampls
April 26th, 2012, 08:48 AM
cool request...

BellasQuilts
May 3rd, 2012, 01:55 AM
I have seen the videos on the feet now that I went to the training, but you learn (and in my case remember) by doing. I thought if Jenny showed the different ways to use the feet for quilting, then I would use them more which seems smart since I paid for the darn things with the machine.

GrammaBabs
May 7th, 2012, 02:49 PM
Those video's fromt he company are there for a reason... watch them over and over...i've yet to find a "teacher" that could shine a candle to what i find on YouTube.... i'm guessing that you really need to check the tuts for your brand of machine,, especially a Bernina... my DF just got one,, and they are a whole different animal... (albeit a thorobread)...:)
I know that if it's computer... the machine has a built in help system... with video... amazing!!! if older there should be a book... (i'm a book girl and ya' don't get them anymore with stuff).... i'm off to see what i can find at the "bernina website"...LOL

Silverlining
May 11th, 2012, 01:03 PM
I know that MSQC will stick to the quarter inch foot for quilting. That being said; I would love to see Jenny do a tutorial on different presser feet. The website tutorials for my machine on their website if awful. Of course, I don't have a top of the line machine either.

It would just be a nice bonus for Jenny to do for us.

JimsQueenie
May 11th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I didn't know that Janome website had a video of the different feet. I will have to look that up as I have a new Janome 11,000 and love it but all I have used is the 1/4" foot. Sad. Too much money for that. Piece and blessings, Vicki

zenkitty
May 29th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Heirloom Creations is doing a foot of the month for several machines. You may want to check it out.
http://www.heirloomcreations.net/blog/

Jean Sewing Machine
May 29th, 2012, 10:34 AM
I think the advice to look at maufacturers' websites and YouTube videos is the best idea for info. Let's let Jenny concentrate on fabric and what to do with it. Besides, sewing machine manufacturers come up with new stuff all the time, they are the best source of information for your particular machine. Every machine line has different stuff, and different ways to use it. I wouldn't expect Jenny to keep up with all of new things, unless she was selling sewing machines. Which, unless things are moving that way for their business, she is not doing, at least not currently.

buckeyequilter
May 29th, 2012, 03:12 PM
I think the advice to look at maufacturers' websites and YouTube videos is the best idea for info. Let's let Jenny concentrate on fabric and what to do with it. Besides, sewing machine manufacturers come up with new stuff all the time, they are the best source of information for your particular machine. Every machine line has different stuff, and different ways to use it. I wouldn't expect Jenny to keep up with all of new things, unless she was selling sewing machines. Which, unless things are moving that way for their business, she is not doing, at least not currently.

I was thinking the same thing when I was reading this....how can she possibly show us how all the presser feet for all the machines work - since there are a lot of people on here with a lot of different machines. If I want to know how something works or what it means I start searching the internet. I have a learned a lot from watching you tube videos.

auntiemern
May 29th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Exactly!!! I had feet that I had no idea what they were for. Sis came up with her new, fancy machine, and looked up all my different feet and their functions. Funny thing is, I have this non computerized little brother machine that has about 40 different stitches, and I have all these feet that came with it. She has had to buy extra feet for hers. On one hand though she bought a ruffler foot and has been making beautiful pillows with it.

BellasQuilts
May 30th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Let me explain a bit better. I am interested to know what presser feet Jenny uses and why. Perhaps she has a favorite or she only uses one kind. That's all. Just wanted to know what she uses since there are so many out there.

snippet
December 9th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Heirloom Creations is doing a foot of the month for several machines. You may want to check it out.
http://www.heirloomcreations.net/blog/

I watched several of their videos and learned a lot. Thanks for posting the link.

New York Sue
December 10th, 2012, 01:18 AM
Exactly!!! I had feet that I had no idea what they were for. Sis came up with her new, fancy machine, and looked up all my different feet and their functions. Funny thing is, I have this non computerized little brother machine that has about 40 different stitches, and I have all these feet that came with it. She has had to buy extra feet for hers. On one hand though she bought a ruffler foot and has been making beautiful pillows with it.
I have a 'ruffler' or 'pleater' foot that came with my Mom's 1942 Featherweight. Clunky thing. I have NO idea how it works. My instructor suggested I copy my manual for my 'bathroom reading'.....
May not be a bad idea....

KerriS
December 10th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Hi Sue
As for the ruffler, maybe this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RypfiHq6R0&list=UU70Dt8wsZsV7vcLssCne10A&index=35 can help you a little.
It's indeed for the Husqvarna, but maybe it is similar to yours.

jackie1915
December 10th, 2012, 04:38 PM
I will pass the on to Jenny. Great idea for a tutorial.....thanks Megan!