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by airyfairy ( edited 4d ago ) 6d ago

UPDATE

Have just tried my machine with new foot. Broke first needle after about 5 mins. Broke second needle after another 5 mins. Managed to finish design with no more broken needles. Do not know what to think.
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Went to collect my new metal foot for my embroidery machine yesterday. It looks so small compared to the plastic one. I have to say that I am a little scared to try it out. The needle clears it easily but it just looks so different.


Picture with cracked plastic foot and with new metal foot.

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by mops Moderator 3d ago

I don't know what brand machine you have. My Ruby can use both a plastic embroidery foot and a metal type like yours - they work differently and the machine has to be 'told' which one you use or you get broken needles. Have a look in your 'settings' to see if you can find instructions for your machine.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 3d ago

Thank you Martin’s for your words. My embroidery machine is a very simple one. I have checked the instructions. I have used it again and no problem at all.

mops by mops edited 3d ago

Problem solved! I hope the needles breaking was just beginner's 'luck'.

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by babash 4d ago

I saw you post in Projects and thought it strange that you broke 2 needles with your machine.
Are you sure they have sold you the correct foot? I have Janome machines and the foot is P on both the metal and plastic ( but they both look the same shape) I am wondering if you have been sold one for a different brand machine.
I don't remember seeing what they found was wrong with your machine when it went in to be fixed? Could something still be not quite right?

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airyfairy by airyfairy 3d ago

Thank you for your concern. My machine had a full service and they found a caught thread in the works. The needle is not hitting the foot at all. I have a feeling that the Janome and Bernina have the same foot mechanism. The original plastic foot has a P and my new metal one has a P.

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by cfidl 4d ago

It looks like a darning foot or free motion foot to me. My embroidery foot is a bit wider. Happy stitching with your new foot.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 3d ago

I also reminded me of a darning foot.

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by airyfairy 4d ago

Ttt

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by pennyhal2 6d ago

When it comes to feet, I like the ones where you can see exactly where the needle is going in. The metal one looks like it'd be easy to see the fabric and pretty study too. Hope it works well for you!

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airyfairy by airyfairy 5d ago

I will be trying it out in the next couple of days. I am sure it will work with no problems

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by dragonflyer 6d ago

Interesting...the plastic foot looks very similar to the embroidery foot for my Janome Memory Craft 8000....and the metal foot looks like the free motion quilting foot for my Baby Lock Ellisimo....I know the new foot will be fine...just a matter of getting use to it...

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airyfairy by airyfairy 5d ago

I think you are right Kim. It is just a matter of getting used t9 something different

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by basketkase 6d ago

Yep, that is exactly what it looks like on my Bernina.....have always had the metal....….I didn't know there were plastic embr feet.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 6d ago

Makes me feel better. On both the plastic and the metal there is a letter P

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by pennifold 6d ago

Hi Sarah, I had a clear plastic foot for years on the Designer 1. The new Ruby has a longer foot called a Q foot with an extension on the side, very odd to me, but it works fine, it sort of bounces along the fabric!! I know the metal one will last much longer and you'll get used to it. Love Chris
1. New Q foot for Husqvarna Ruby Royale
2. R foot for Husqvarna Designer 1

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airyfairy by airyfairy 6d ago

Thank you Chris. Your second plastic foot looks just like a foot on my sewing machine - also Bernina

pennifold by pennifold 6d ago

That was the one I have used for the past 15 years on my Husqvarna Designer 1 to do all my embroidery designs. Mind you I've had about 5 over the years!!!!!!!!!!! Love Chris

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by sandralane 6d ago

Sarah, I have been using mine now for the past six months. Looks a little small, however works terrific, no more costly breaks.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 6d ago

Thank you Sandra. Is your machine also a Bernina Deco 340?

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by sebsews 6d ago

Yes it is smaller, would be scary to me too!

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airyfairy by airyfairy 6d ago

It is much smaller

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by mops Moderator 6d ago

It may look a bit scary after the clear plastic one, but I bet you'll get used to it in no time!

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airyfairy by airyfairy 6d ago

I know that once I use the foot I will be fine. Thank you Martine for your post

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by carolpountney 6d ago

A bit hair raising but you will be okay. Try not to think about it. Let us know how you get on

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airyfairy by airyfairy 6d ago

Thank you Carol, I will let you know how I get on.

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