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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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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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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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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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