Monday, April 02, 2007

Freemotion Couching Foot

I finally broke out the Bernina Freemotion Couching foot. It came with a little hook that I attached to the thread cutter and a long wire threader to run whatever cord I want to couch. I just plugged it all in, stepped on the foot petal and it worked like a charm! Now I can couch cords into looptie loops and I'm finding all kinds of things that need couching around here!
I've been tackling orange flower petals for the FAF flower swap and things just are NOT working out! Tonight I was having trouble moving the hooped Solvy topped with basted pedals under the dropped feed dogs. I thought I'd slip my handy dandy $20 Freemotion Slider (aka a piece of plastic with a hole in it) to help me with the movement. I immediately sewed that sucker to my pedals. Drats! They don't call me Seamrippstress for nuthin!

I've had more technical problems and physical injuries with this project! My FAF's may end up with felted flowers!

12 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

interesting stuff, i love the Stitch work. i love to learn it from some where,the work you have done is look kewl keep the good work going like to be in touch


regards Biby - Blog

StegArt said...

That couching foot looks like lots of fun...I may have to get me one of those. I'm surprised you had trouble with your flower petals...I had mine hooped with some solvy and didn't have any troubles.

Joanna van said...

I just got a Bernina and one of those feet. I'm anxious to try it out.

candyschultz said...

I read somewhere recently that stitchers need a stash of chocolate to make ripping tolerable. I immediately got myself a stash. It does help a bit and, if that is the only time you eat chocolate, you probably won't get fat.

Doreen G said...

That's an interesting looking foot- I haven't seen one of those before.
And your new free motion slider now has 2 holes in it te he.

N. Rene West said...

I'm so glad you finally attached that free motion couching foot. And I'm not at all surprised that you've found lots of items around the house in need of couching. I believe I read somewhere that it's a common problem in the homes of Bernina owners.

candyschultz said...

Everyone says that about cathedral windows, including myself until recently. That was always one of those quilts I loved but was no way am I ever going to tackle that. Turns out they are really simple. The work you do is far more complicated which is why I keep putting off playing with all my toys. I am a big sissy about ripping seams.

anuska said...

I like much your blog, your work is very interesting ^_*

Micki said...

Sorry you messed up the "slider", but it is kind of funny. Sounds like something I would do. ;-)

Lisa of Twin Cubs said...

This is so cool! I've been wanting the couching foot for my Viking. I'll have to check it out this weekend as they are having a sale!

Your petals are great too!

candyschultz said...

Am sorry to hear work makes you fretful. Have you tried yoga before bed or meditating. Both have helped me be less fretful.

Judy said...

careful with that machine...you could do some serious finger damage with it!!!