I love my Bernina and will be sad when I finally wear it out, but it’s still got lots of good years in it (where’s that ‘fingers crossed emoji when you need it?). One of the best ideas they had for a foot is a free motion couching foot. I love regular couching and regular free motion quilting, so I expected to be in heaven when this foot came out years ago.
Well, it never quite worked the way I expected it to. Of course, my expectations were not necessarily in line with the manufacturer’s product. And I’m not sure that I’ve ever used a material that was perfect for it either. That never stops me from playing, though, and that’s what I did today.
Yarn is a bit too loosely woven to be couched with this straight stitch, but I actually sewed very slowly with it and it worked fairly well. Perhaps that’s my lesson for the day–not every minute at the machine needs to be at top speed!
It looked quite good on the first section I did and I wasn’t sure I wanted to go further. Or maybe just emphasize what I sewed with beading. But I took the advice of a former art teacher and put more, all over the quilt and I like it.
I’m still not sure if it will get some sparkly beads or not, but I was very pleased with my free motion couching foot today. When you use equipment successfully on something for which it was not really intended………well, it was a good day!