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I use the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) when I free motion quilt, but you may have already mastered that if you quilt on your current machine.

The BSR is one of the features that really interests me. I like that the stitches are all the same length, something which I still find challenging, but that hasn't stopped me from doing the free-motion quilting.

The machine comes with basic feet, such as a edge foot, an open toe foot, and a zipper foot. The quilting edition probably comes with a darning foot and a quarter inch foot as well.

I went back to the Bernina site and looked again. The 770QE does come with the 1/4" foot, but they call it a patchwork foot, which is not a name I've ever heard, so I didn't realize it was the same thing. It is the one with the guide. They have a nice video on the site showing how to do the 1/8" and 1/4" seams by the markings on the foot as well as mitering the corners by markings on the foot. It is the same method I use today for that, but today, I have to mark the point at which to stop sewing vs. having a foot that is marked already. So that sounds like it would be nice and convenient.

I am definitely talking myself into doing this now. I told DH that it really isn't a question of if I am getting a new machine. It is really more a question of when. I have had the current machine for 25 years, and I do love it and don't yet use all its capabilities, but I want a machine for the next 25 years, and it just might be time.

I am heading out in about an hour, and will report back on what I find. I may also look at the Pfaffs that they have. The shop also carries Husqvarna / Viking, but I've just never liked their machines, so I expect I will be looking at the Pfaffs and Bernina this time.
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