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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Bernina Gurus... stoopid question, here... ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Bernina Gurus... stoopid question, here...
5.5mm feet vs 9mm ?
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Date: 1/2/14 8:16 PM

Inquiring minds wanna know.....

If a person has a 550QE (for example) that has a 5.5mm stitch width.... are the feet for that machine slimmer from side to side in size than the ones that are for the 9mm machines?

Or... are they just as pudgy?

Kinda difficult to figure this out just from the Bernina site.

I really want another skinny foot machine someday.

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Date: 1/2/14 8:19 PM

They are much narrower side to side. Some feet come in both 5.5mm and 9mm versions. Usually, the 9mm versions are C feet, or D feet if they have the cut-out for dual feed. But the overlock foot comes as 2 (5.5mm) and 2A (wider).

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Date: 1/2/14 8:42 PM

Thanks, Maia!

So...

If 9mm ones are C feet
and D's are for dual feed.....

What is the indication that a foot is a skinny one?

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2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 1/2/14 8:52 PM

No letter designation if they are *regular* or non coded feet. Both the C and D feet have a chunky coding glass prism on the top, so that the 830 can read them. Your 3A (auto buttonhole foot) will have that as well, as most of the machines including 5 series, uses that to measure the buttonholes.

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Date: 1/2/14 8:53 PM

The 5.5 mm feet just have numbers -- no letters. Except for the buttonhole foot as Mary said. I didn't think about that one.
-- Edited on 1/2/14 8:55 PM --

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Date: 1/2/14 8:59 PM

So I went to look at accessories on the Bernina site.

The first one I looked at is what confused me - the #0. I can't tell by looking at it how wide that one is.

After the posts above, I went and looked at the #10 - which clearly shows the differences.

So a #0 is a #0 is a #0??? No different widths in that standard foot? Or am I missin' somethin'?

(thanks for clarifying!)

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2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
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Date: 1/2/14 9:48 PM

I don't have the #0 foot, but it appears to only be made for 5.5 mm machines.

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Date: 1/2/14 9:54 PM

The 0 is a narrow foot.

When you look at the wide feet, you can definitely see the difference. The "narrow" is more like "normal". The big ones are more like snowboarding.


-- Edited on 1/2/14 9:55 PM --

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Date: 1/2/14 10:19 PM

Quote: UrbanFool
The 0 is a narrow foot.



When you look at the wide feet, you can definitely see the difference. The "narrow" is more like "normal". The big ones are more like snowboarding.




-- Edited on 1/2/14 9:55 PM --

LOL....

Yeah... I'm a skier, not a snowboarder.

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 1/2/14 10:21 PM

So then, after talking with another member here on the phone, she told me about a #13 foot.

That one, if you are looking at accessories offered for the 550, doesn't even show up.

But when I googled "Bernina #13", I got the page at the Bernina site for that foot. Even from the video, though, it's difficult to tell how skinny it really is. I can't tell if it is riding over only the left feed dogs, or both the left & right.

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My projects (and life and times!) are on www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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