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Re: bernina 830 08 Sep 2012 10:56 #87966

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rehak wrote:
And if you can't use the tool or don't want to spend the money, I recently saw a video of how to do this "poor man" style. You can use painter's tape to tape a thumb tack to your table (poke the thumb tack through a couple of layers of the tape, from the sticky side to the top side). Then poke this through your fabric. For extra security, you could put an eraser or a Pinmoor over the point of the tack. I'm planning on trying this sometime since I don't think I would do this often enough to warrant buying the attachment.

Nancy

I used a variation of this method using my seam guide which already has the measurements on it. Check out my blog to see how I did it.
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Re: bernina 830 08 Sep 2012 08:59 #87961

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Hmmmm. I always love a 'poor man's approach' and will definitely try this and report back, but not today. It's our biannual quilt show here in Sugar Land, TX, and the day is 'taken.'
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Re: bernina 830 08 Sep 2012 08:44 #87955

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And if you can't use the tool or don't want to spend the money, I recently saw a video of how to do this "poor man" style. You can use painter's tape to tape a thumb tack to your table (poke the thumb tack through a couple of layers of the tape, from the sticky side to the top side). Then poke this through your fabric. For extra security, you could put an eraser or a Pinmoor over the point of the tack. I'm planning on trying this sometime since I don't think I would do this often enough to warrant buying the attachment.

Nancy
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Re: bernina 830 08 Sep 2012 01:08 #87917

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I think they're talking about the new 830 QuilterLynn. But yes, you should be able to use the circular tool with your "old" bernina. I got it a couple of years ago for my Bernina 440QE.

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Re: bernina 830 07 Sep 2012 19:17 #87909

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Some of you are talking about the 'old' 830 and some about the 'new' 830. Right?

I'm wondering if I can use the circular Bernina tool in the new video in my OLD 830?
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Re: bernina 830 21 Dec 2010 08:12 #52178

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Hi Cindy in St Louis, I live in Ballwin/Wldwood. I picked up my 830 last week and have been playing. i almost got the 820, but at the Houston Festival i got hooked on trying the embroidery. It may have been a mistake-so much to learn, but maybe by next year I will feel more confident. Janet
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Re: bernina 830 20 Dec 2010 14:44 #52162

I just picked up my 820 and had a three hour introduction to her. It was alot and will revolutionize your sewing. I know it will mine and I have been a Bernina owner for 32 years! Just don't be overwhelmed and have fun!!
Cindy in St Louis
Cindy Bell Neville
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Re: bernina 830 20 Dec 2010 10:45 #52159

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When D feet are available I would go with them as then you can use your dual feed. 37 vs 57 are a personal choice. Seems several people on the yahoo group preferred the 37. You could probably get by with one. I use the 57 with it's guide on the side of the foot for 1/4 inch seaming. I use the 37 (1/4" foot with out guide) when I need to sew 1/4 inch away from something when not the edge of the fabric--like the line down the center of two squares for 1/2 square triangles. The little guide gets in the way for doing things like that.

Straight stitch plate is also a must for sewing 1/4 inch seams.
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Re: bernina 830 20 Dec 2010 10:04 #52157

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I am thinking of buying the 1/4 foot for my 830, I notice they sell the 37D and the 57D, or the plain 37 or 57-any suggestions? Janet
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Re: bernina 830 20 Dec 2010 10:01 #52156

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Lorna, WOW do I have a lot to learn!!! I still cannot believe I spent that much money on a machine. Thanks for all those links, I will try to use them soon, but with Christmas almost here it might be a few days. Thanks again Janet
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Re: bernina 830 20 Dec 2010 08:53 #52153

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I took the plunge 14 months ago and upgraded from my 1975 Elna Super. You are correct. It is a HUGE change. I love my new machine and still I'm trying to learn all it can do. Only started learning the embroidery a couple months ago so learning a whole new world there. Join the 8 series yahoo group. Take advantages of any and all classes your dealer or other nearby dealer is offering. Download and view the 820 and 830 Mastery classes. http://www.itsastitchonline.com/machine_mastery.htm There are many projects on the Bernina website for 820 and 830 machines that are for teaching. Sign up for the Bernina newsletter so you will be notified about the free webinars they do fairly regularly. Old ones are posted on this website. http://www.exnovodesign.com/ . Bernina has offered through dealers a monthly Bernina Vitual Club and Bernina Software Sampler Club. More info about these are available on their website or with your dealer. Not all is specific to the 830, but I've learned so much about the different feet and techniques. There are many, many learning opportunities and to learn this machine it is important to take advantage of them. Good luck and enjoy!
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Re: bernina 830 19 Dec 2010 09:16 #52131

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Karen, thank you also for words of encouragement. i think I am having some buyers remorse. It was such a lot of money and I am scared!!!!! Janet
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Re: bernina 830 19 Dec 2010 09:12 #52130

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Thanks so much, I will certainly go to the site-know it will be helpful. I did not know about it! Thanks again, Janet
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Re: bernina 830 19 Dec 2010 05:01 #52128

Did you know that there is a Yahoo group for 830's? Since I don't have one, I'm not on the group. But my friend has one and loves hers. There is also a Yahoo group for the software if you bought that.
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