Bernina Patchwork Foot with Adjustable Seam Guide 97D
Bernina Patchwork Foot 97D is for use with straight stitch only, with centre needle position. The foot has a separate seam guide that attaches to the sewing bed of the machine, which allows for sewing straight accurate seams. The guide can be pushed right up against the edge of the presser foot, or attached at a given distance from the edge of the foot. This is a valuable guide for both beginners and experienced patchwork sewers alike.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.For alternative Patchwork feet, please see feet 37D and 57D.This foot only fits Bernina 7 & 8 Series machines.