Amazing foot… the #43 free motion couching foot by Bernina. Love…love, love it! See my blog post February 1, 2011 here
. And I’m sorry if I’ve tempted you with this foot, and you have an older machine… sadly, those older models will not accommodate this foot. In fact, all the “new” feet won’t fit older machines, period. 🙁
Yes, it’s a ‘must-have’ kind of foot, that is, if you like free motion, texture, & have beautiful yarns because you’re a ‘wanna-be knitter’ and just can’t resist those gorgeous yarns, but are really only a ‘knit wit’ … like me?!
And here’s a table runner I loved doing with this foot in particular. You can see the blog for Sunshine and Satin here. A shot from that blog post is below:
ALSO: See my blog posts for Bonfire at Sunset, Daisy Delight … “3-D Delightful” and Montana Treasure for more inspiration with the #43 free motion couching foot!
I appreciate that this foot… makes me look so good! (My quilts – not my face lol!) It’s much easier if you load the foot before you put it on your machine! Any cording or yarn you choose should be approximately 2mm in diameter – and it should flow freely through the holes of the foot to stitch properly.
What I really appreciate about this foot is that the couching for the stitching barely shows, and it doesn’t squish my yarn down like traditional ‘feed dogs up’ couching with a typical zig zag stitch does.
Oh… and did I mention what I really really appreciate about this foot is the ease in which you can drive yourself anywhere…. everywhere…freely! Backwards, forwards, sideways, over and under, through hill and vale… (okay, so I’m getting a bit carried away)… but it’s really very COOL!
What in my opinion, is another fabulous print for the back… just in case you decide you need to see a few flowers (like we do in these darker days of winter!)
The finished runner, in it’s entirety:
And… yes, this piece is for sale. Click on the image in the right hand side bar, or visit me at my Etsy shop. And THANK YOU very much for taking a look and stopping by the blog! It’s just “marveles” to have you!