Monday, March 16, 2015

Bernina Ruler Foot

I got back from the AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster last night and while I'm still getting life back to normal, I had to hurry and share this with you:

new ruler foot for Bernina sewing machines
Sorry for the poor picture.
 It's the new ruler foot from Bernina! Yes, it's on its way and made a little debut at the show in the Bernina booth. It was as we had suspected, made for the Bernina longarm, but will fit onto the Bernina sewing machines.

Ruler foot for Berninas

The Bernina representative told me it will be available in April. I got this sneak peek at it at the show as they had the long arm there. It's a nicely done foot, smooth and round with the desired 1/4 inch from the needle to the outside edge. It also has a small cutout for better visibility in front of the needle.

The interest in using rulers and templates with free motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine was incredible! Of course the need for a foot was a bit of a disappointment when I had all of those nifty templates at the ready from Top Anchor Quilting Tools. Especially for those who have non-Janome machines. I made sure to tell folks to check out the Westalee foot or to see if their machine is compatible with the Janome ruler foot and to pester their dealers for a ruler foot. I will have reviews of the final version of the Westalee foot sometime this week.

A Brother dealer made sure to come down and ask about buying the templates for her shop. She said all of her employees at the show kept coming down to our booth to look at the templates. She also said the Janome Ruler Foot combination (Janome Convertible Free Motion Quilt Foot Set (In the appropriate high or low shank) plus the Frame Quilting Feet Set ) worked on their Brother machines.

I was so happy to meet several blog readers at the show! Thanks for coming by and saying "hi". So nice to put some faces to your names. Especially one who gave me a hug and some well-timed words of praise when I was visiting the Janome booth! (That was awesome!)

Now I must go put my house back in order. Seems like while the cat was away, the mice played, while papa bear did some sanding in the house and there's a lovely layer of dust.....

17 comments:

  1. Looking forward to hearing all about the show, that is if you can get out from under the dust, LOL!!

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  2. Great news! It's been a LONG time coming!

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  3. Omigosh, Amy, what WONDERFUL news! The last I'd heard was that Bernina had said that the ruler foot didn't fit the domestic machines, so this is GREAT! :D

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  4. Sanding in the house? Does your husband do that, too? My husband was too lazy to take down the drapery panels in the kitchen when he started remodeling and he was just aghast when he found out how much the dry cleaner charged to clean all the sawdust off the drapes when he was finished! :-)

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    1. Yes! Birds of a feather, these fellas of ours. The stuff took a couple of days to come out of the air too! Dusted several surfaces more than once.

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  5. That was ME Amy! I told the Janome rep that they were SO LUCKY to have her!!

    More Hugs from me

    Pat

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    1. I knew that was you Pat! But I didn't want to name names without permission. The awesome thing is, that Janome doesn't "have" me, but I sure do enough free tooting of their horn that they really ought to get me! Such perfect timing!

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  6. I'm am so excited to hear about the Bernina foot...can't wait. Have been following the buzz on the Bernina quilting group and was just about to ask you about the Westalee foot when I saw this post...can't wait! thanks for sharing all you do.

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  7. I am very excited about the Bernina foot, thanks, Amy! Do you know if it allow you to use the 1/4" rulers even in the back of the foot?

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    1. Yes it will! Nicely designed foot. Lacks the rounded bottom of the Janome ruler foot that helps it glide over the quilt so smoothly, but that's not much of an issue.

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  8. Very exciting in deed.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  9. Looking forward to that Bernina foot, for sure! xo

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    1. It's funny that when I first started reading your blog, I was lusting after that free motion couching foot Bernina had. The Janome version finally came out a few years later, but not as good as the Bernina one or the one I adapted.

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  10. Happy, happy, happy to hear the inside scoop on the Bernina foot that's coming out! You're doing a job that needs greater exposure in the domestic machine quilting world. Thanks very much for sharing, as you do on your blog and IG.

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    1. Thanks! It's so fun to introduce quilters to new ideas and designs. Instagram- Oh my goodness! So fun to snap a quick pic and share there. I had said for years that I didn't need a smart phone, but I do like it! It's still smarter than me though.

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  11. It was great to meet you, Amy, and have you demo the dahlia ruler - can't wait to try it. I can't believe Bernina said their longarm foot will work on the domestic - they told me it wouldn't, and sold me the #9 foot that I could have my son solder a washer to. I'll hold off on the soldering until I see the new foot. Keep up the good work!

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    1. It was so fun to meet folks at the show! Make sure you pester your dealer so they get the foot when it comes out. It takes a while for these new things to percolate down to the dealers. I just had an email from a reader who had checked with Bernina Headquarters at the beginning of the year and they didn't know about it then.

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