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Date: 1/17/08 6:53 PM

I was shopping for presser feet and found this great store with pdf's on a bunch of different specialty techniques. I thought I'd make an indexed list since they are scattered randomly on the product pages. The store is

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Hemmer foot
Felling Foot
Bias binder foot
Adjustable bias binder foot
braiding foot
Applying trims with the braiding foot
Couching elastic
Gathering with elastic
Taped seams
Fringe foot
Chenille stitch with the fringe foot
Blindstitch foot
Zipper foot
Lapped zipper
Centered zipper
Brush or loop fringe with zipper foot
Shirred piping

Invisible zipper foot
Invisible zippers
Invisible couching
3, 5, and 7 hold cording feet
Corded applique
Couched threads
Corded edge finish

Corded fagoting or bridging
Fagoting or bridging with corded lace
Free hand stitching with corded lace
Gathering heavy fabric
Hemstitched applique
Charted needlework
Button sew-on foot
Buttonhole foot
1/4" patchwork foot
Patchwork quilting
Crazy patch quilting
French seams
Traditional tucks
Cross tucks
Wave tucks

Edge joining foot
Stich in the ditch
Traditional edge binding
Blind applique
Madeira applique
Attaching lace to entredeux
Attaching lace to fabric
Attaching lace to lace
Designer hems
Hemstitched hems
Tucked and topstitched seams
Bubble tucks
Corded tucks
Lace tucks

Overcasting foot
Gathering and heirloom puffing

Pintuck foot
Scallop pintucks
Shadow pintucks
Double hemstitch pintucks with lace

Gathering foot
Ruffler foot

Lapped seams
Seams using Seams Great
Twin needle seams
Hems on knit fabrics
Twin or triple needle hems
Sashiko quilting
Reverse applique
Drawn threads

okay there's still a lot more but I'm tired again, LOL.
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Date: 1/17/08 9:09 PM

WHOA! That's a comprehensive list. Thank You!!

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Date: 1/17/08 10:05 PM

Thank you so much for doing this! I am going to print them out and put them in a binder. It will be a great help.

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Date: 1/17/08 10:26 PM

I appreciate just knowing about that site, thanks ! Looks like a great resource!

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Date: 1/17/08 10:58 PM

What a great resource! -Uyou get 5 gold stars today!

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Date: 1/17/08 11:33 PM

okay there's still a ton more but I'll have to update later
Well, gee, if you really want to do more work! Looks like you've done plenty already!

This is really great thanks, and more thanks. I'm off now to download and save.

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Date: 1/18/08 0:31 AM

Maybe this is one of those things that should be pinned because there are lots of people interested in it?

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Date: 1/18/08 12:27 PM

wow, thanks! I inherited a bunch of unknown feet with my machine - I'm going to have to dig through this and see if I can ID any...


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Date: 1/18/08 2:19 PM

Mary, I definitely think it should be pinned. How do we make that happen?

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Date: 1/18/08 2:29 PM

Looks great and similar to the very useful info included in the Bernina Feetures books. Funny thing, I called them recently about a serger table and they were very helpful on the phone. They have a brick & mortar store in the Temecula area (I think).


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