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Message Board > Sewing Machines > How many presser feet do you have? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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How many presser feet do you have?
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Date: 1/13/13 8:59 AM

In another thread I was given interesting advice by Lynnelle on using a walking foot when sewing in sleeves. It made me think of all the feet I have, and I have come to the conclusion that I am a presser foot junkie, a sewing millipede,..that I have a real foot fetish. Luckily, most are generic (and the ones I have used work fine) but I have sworn off any more feet for this year ( which is easy, since I have most that will fit my Singers ).

So what about you? Any favorites, can't-live-withouts, trash or treasures? What do you recommend whole-heartedly, and what do you kick yourself for buying? Please, do tell!
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Date: 1/13/13 9:12 AM

I think I have about 20. I use all of them for at least one project a year and about half of them frequently (on a couple of projects a month). I don't have any feet that I have never used. I use my reverse pattern and walking foot the most. My favorite foot is the ruffler. I don't use it often, but when I need it, it is really handy.

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Date: 1/13/13 9:35 AM

I have many feet that I only use once every 2 years or so....but I appreciate when I use them. However I could not live without my 1/4" foot and SITD foot which I use most everyday. I, too, love my ruffler and although it only gets used occassionally, I love the thing.

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Date: 1/13/13 10:10 AM

I use all the feet I have purchased pretty regularly. My faves that I couldn't live without are the concealed zipper, walking, teflon, clearview (for the CP900), auto buttonhole, SITD and 1/4". I use each of these at least a couple of times a week.

Total for all my machines I think I probably have about 35 different feet but some of them came with machines when I bought them and I don't use some of those feet. The feet I've purchased do all the jobs I need them to do when I need them to do it.

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Date: 1/13/13 10:39 AM

When I bought my first Bernina, I fell in love with the feet and began collecting them. At last count, I have around 60, not counting the accessories like the ruffler and bias binders. Bernina feet are exceptional and made to do a specific job. My favorites include #37 piecing foot, walking foot, #20 open toe embroidery foot and the amazing #10 edge stitch foot.

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Date: 1/13/13 10:41 AM

I have 25 feet for my Pfaff. I've used all of them at one time or another. Favorites are 1/4 inch, edge stitching, and open toe. I don't use it much now, but a couple of years ago I did a lot of embellishing and loved my cording foot that holds up to 9 cords. I'm a firm believer in having good tools to do a job, and having the proper pressure foot can really make a difference.

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Date: 1/13/13 12:16 PM

I have 20 that came with my Singer. The ones I have my eyes on are a ruffler, binding foot, pintuck foot, 7 cord foot and and edge join foot. I'm starting to try heirloom techniques and embellishing, hence the pintuck, cording, and edge join foot. I hate sewing on binding, so that foot sounds wonderful. And I like to do kids clothes, so the ruffler is a winner. There are some really cool feet out there, I keep eying them up when I see them online or in my local sew and vac.
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Date: 1/13/13 12:50 PM

I too love feet. My favorites are the open toe foot... so much easier to see! All the sm have their own open toe foot! I also like 1/4 foot, zipper foot, walking foot & buttonhole foot. ...
I want to get the zig zag attachment for the older sm too. I just like the way it works.

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Date: 1/13/13 12:54 PM

Footsie Junkie here!

39 for my Ellie G ... and 33 for the Horizon

My Ellisimo came with all of those with the goodie package deal that was offered at an embroidery event that I attended. When working with her just last week, I realized I don't have a piping foot for her.

I've hand picked the feet for the Horizon (for the most part) and I think I've used all of them. Including fun ones for embellishing.

I've also got the mammoth binding attachment for the Horizon... and it is fun to use.

I also bought a low tension bobbin case for the Horizon for FMQ'ing. It's nice to not mess with the tensions and instead just pop in the other bobbin case. The EG came with 3 bobbin cases.

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Date: 1/13/13 12:56 PM


I have a lot of machines. .thus.. I have a lot of feet.. Since some of my machines are older.. I don't have complete collections .. And I hesistate to add more feet to my newer ones. since if you add up all my machines.. and all the feet I already have.. I can probably come up with a combination I need at any given time..

One of these days I will sew.. and sew of course can probably tell you more then.. but for now.. with all my home dec.. its mostly every zipper foot every made.. for every machine I have.

I never kick myself.. I leave that to Mr. P.. who can no longer kick anything .. there are blessings in getting old..

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