Bernina Patchwork Foot with Guide 57D
Bernina Patchwork Foot 57D is for use with straight stitch only, with centre needle position. The foot has a spring-loaded seam guide; the spring allows the guide to move easily over uneven layers or bulky seams. The outer and inner edges of the foot are 1/4" and 1/8" respectively from the centre needle position, and 3 special evenly spaced notches, (each 1/4" apart), are situated on both sides of the foot. These make it easier for the square insertion of pieces when patchworking. The edges of the fabric being sewn are aligned with the inside edge of the guide for accurate 1/4" piecing; the inside of the toes provides an accurate 1/8" seaming guide. A narrow groove under the flat sole of the foot acts as a thread channel for smooth piecing. The small needle opening helps prevent the fabric being pulled down into the feed dog when stitching narrow seams.A large sewing extension table or cabinet makes quilt piecing easier and promotes greater precision, as it provides better support for your patchwork. Using a straight stitch plate will also give better control of the fabric.Other uses: precision sewing such as sewing tucks, topstitching. For alternative Patchwork feet, please see feet 37D and 97D.This foot only fits Bernina 7 & 8 Series machines.