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Date: 1/7/14 6:44 AM

I have been looking at the Pfaff accessories book online in order to choose a foot for my Performance 5 to do applique. There are quite a few options.

Applique foot (Plastic with short toes)

Open toe applique foot (metal)

Sewing star foot

Clear open toe foot

Which of these feet do you have and how do you find them??????

I'm not really sure what the difference is between the Clear Open Toe Foot and the Open Toe Applique Foot. Does having a clear foot with shorter toes really make any difference? The Sewing Star foot seems to have an extra prong on one of the toes, what does this do?

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Date: 1/7/14 9:24 AM

I like the open toe metal applique foot. Any foot that is open so you can see where you are going will work for applique. Of course you can applique with the 'A's but it is so much easier with the open toe.

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Date: 1/7/14 9:55 AM

Hi, I have both the metal open toe foot and the metal star foot. The star foot is really good if you are using a decorative stitch near the edge of fabric, but you need to see what you are stitching. The foot will keep the fabric flat while you are stitching, but you can still see the stitching as you sew.
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Date: 1/7/14 10:14 AM

I JUST got the metal open toe foot and I am so glad I did! It is very nice to have an unobstructed view of what you are appliqueing.

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Date: 1/7/14 10:53 AM

Applique foot (Plastic with short toes)
-Not used with IDT

Open toe applique foot (metal)
-Used with IDT; larger viewing area

Sewing star foot
-Used for deco stitches to prevent fabric tunneling; used with IDT

Clear open toe foot
-Used with IDT; same as the metal foot, but has even more visibility

Collect them all!

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Date: 1/7/14 1:53 PM

I am like Lynn and have them all, but I must say Ihave used the open toe one the most! When I taught Pfaff machines, we didn't have the star foot and I am just starting to use that one. If I could only choose one I would start with the open toe, then get the star foot next! Having the right foot really does make a difference!!!

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Date: 1/7/14 3:02 PM

I got the "Open toe applique foot (metal)" one. And that was years and years ago. Just sort of because I don't need to see through any clear plastic on the sides or under the toes of the foot, when I applique something. Also just sort of since Pfaff feet are kind of expensive, and I liked that it's clip on piece there was more set into metal than plastic, just since I figured it might last longer, also if dropped on the floor and stepped on or such, would not crack the way plastic might.

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Date: 1/8/14 6:03 AM

Thanks for posting. I also wondered about the differences. Its so hard to tell all this from online sites and nearest dealer is an hour away.
I was struggling with decisions on zipper feet as well. Finally settled on the universal adjustible one- narrower and more uses than the wide one that came with mine.

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Date: 1/8/14 6:00 PM

Thank you for all the replies and helping me to make up my mind on which feet to buy. I do not find it easy to choose things like this online. It is so helpful to get your feedback. I will get the metal open toed foot and maybe the sewing star foot.

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