|Half Inch Welt on Window Seat Cushion|
|Lars's Window Seat Cushion|
I used my #4D (the D denotes that it's a foot with a special cutout at the back to accommodate the Dual Feed mechanism) Zipper foot with dual feed engaged, and I was delighted with how well my machine handled this task. Since I will be using this cording on an upholstered cornice as well as on the boxed cushion for the window seat, I had to make 12 yards of cording. With Dual Feed engaged on my 750, I was able to sew this cord accurately with no twisting or shifting of the fabric layers, and at FULL SPEED, 1000 stitches per minute, with my pedal to the floor. It was almost as fast as covering skinny cording on the serger (except for having to go back and overcast the edges in a separate step with Foot #2A).
|Overcasting Raw Edges with a Zigzag Stitch Using Foot #2A|
Here's a Bernina video that better explains how and why to use the Dual Feed feature, demonstrated on a 780 sewing machine:
Now that Lars's window seat cushion is done, I need to upholster his cornice (a job I loathe) and make a few throw pillows for him to snuggle into with a good book. Then I can get back to my quilting!
Happy Thursday, everyone!