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Date: 6/12/14 1:48 PM

Because of the price of Bernina feet, I can't buy those that I will only use a few times. I just bought the 12c. I will be doing some home dec. projects soon. Do I also need the 38c to do piping or will the 12 work just as well? I have watched YouTube videos on the 12and they show it being used for piping. Thanks for your help!

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Date: 6/12/14 1:53 PM

I totally recommend foot 10C. I've got both 10 for my 5mm machines and 10C for my 9mm machine. I think 12 should work for piping. Although it's an investment look into Feetures. It gives you many ways to work each foot.

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Singer 201-2, 221, Bernina Serger 1300MDC, BL Enlighten, BL Sashiko, BL Cover Stitch, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina Artista 165E, Singer 503A. Bernina Serger 1100d

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Date: 6/12/14 2:16 PM

Normally I'd say buy as many of them as you can. I know they are expensive, but they are also well made for several different projects.

I don't know if the one you want is the correct one or not. Did you go to the website and see what things each foot can do?

Absolutely buy foot 10. You will never regret having this foot and you will use it for some many things. For piping, what about foot 22? Foot 25? Foot 38 looks like a good choice, as you mentioned it.

Do you have the Bernina foot app? I love that thing and put in feet and accessories I would like in the future.

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Date: 6/12/14 2:34 PM

Not to mention that way I don't buy the same foot twice

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So many projects, not enough time
At my house in VA:
Bernina 1010, Activa 220, B580, B780
Singer 201-2, 221, Bernina Serger 1300MDC, BL Enlighten, BL Sashiko, BL Cover Stitch, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina Artista 165E, Singer 503A. Bernina Serger 1100d

http://sewingtechie.blogspot.com/

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Date: 6/12/14 2:50 PM

It depends on what specifically you are doing.

You will use #4 (zipper) and #5 (blind hem), which probably came with your machine.

#10, for edgestitching, is indispensable. Get it.

#18, for sewing on buttons.

#51, roller, for sewing things like vinyl and leather.

#52, teflon, for leather and vinyl, though I prefer #51 in most cases. It really depends on the fabric.

#55, big roller foot, I really recommend this for sewing thick cords that stitch into seams. Good for leather and also places where you need a lot of maneuverability.

If you are planning on sewing piping, #59 and #60. I've not tried the Bernina feet for piping specifically, but I've found piping feet to be quite handy.

Bernina's bias binder attachments are pricey, plus you will need a separate foot that works with them specifically. You could try using a vintage Singer or Greist binder foot with a Bernina adapter. I have used a Singer ruffler with an adapter with no problems. If you are sewing placemats and quilts, binders are useful. Otherwise, hold off until you actually need one.

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Date: 6/12/14 3:04 PM

I've got a Singer ruffler which came from Mom's 201-2 (circa 1938) and it works great with the adapter. There are generic binders but I found they were onery. I did spring on the real ones when my dealer was doing a Living Social promotion. Nice to have.

My collection of feet and accessories started 10 years ago so don't feel you need to go get them at once.

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So many projects, not enough time
At my house in VA:
Bernina 1010, Activa 220, B580, B780
Singer 201-2, 221, Bernina Serger 1300MDC, BL Enlighten, BL Sashiko, BL Cover Stitch, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina Artista 165E, Singer 503A. Bernina Serger 1100d

http://sewingtechie.blogspot.com/

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Date: 6/12/14 3:25 PM

The Singer binders I find are a little long on the shank. It helps to lighten the presser foot pressure, if you can.

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Date: 6/12/14 3:59 PM

Get the adaptor. Go to the thrift store and get a bias binder attachment with the weird funnel. $2instead of $30. I took an attachments seminar from a lady using a beautiful high end Bernina. She told us and showed us a number of very new looking feet; rollers, ruffler, appliqué, etc. which she had found there.
One of the feet I have bought is #23, for satin stitching. It has a clear plastic foot with a broad footprint. You can really see what's happening behind the needle as you are sewing.
Have many joyful hours with your joyful Bernie.

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Date: 6/12/14 4:25 PM

I have used 12C many times for piping. It works fine. I would also recommend a clear foot, like 34 I believe that's the number.
Jeans foot 8 is one I use a lot. 16 Gathering foot is good.
I haven't tried mine yet, but I've heard invisible zip foot is the bomb!
Anyone know what foot is on promotion this month?

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Date: 6/12/14 5:48 PM

Get the adaptor. Go to the thrift store and get a bias binder attachment with the weird funnel. $2instead of $30. I took an attachments seminar from a lady using a beautiful high end Bernina. She told us and showed us a number of very new looking feet; rollers, ruffler, appliqué, etc. which she had found there.
One of the feet I have bought is #23, for satin stitching. It has a clear plastic foot with a broad footprint. You can really see what's happening behind the needle as you are sewing.
Have many joyful hours with your joyful Bernie.

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