3 Ways to Use Echo-Quilting and CutWork Foot #44C

What’s your favorite free-motion quilting foot? We all have our preferences – small, large, metal, clear, open, closed – but my new favorite is Echo-Quilting and CutWork Foot #44C. Previously Freemotion Quilting Foot #29C was my go-to choice. Why the change? I like the concentric circle markings – they help me gauge how far apart my lines are, not just for echo-quilting, but for free-form stippling and fills as well. 

freemotion thread play with echo quilting and cutwork foot

This foot was designed for use with the CutWork Tool and cutting shapes using your CutWork-compatible embroidery machine. The wide base helps prevent the edge from catching in the cut fabric, and the clear sole provides a view of what’s happening underneath.

The free-motion quilting- and CutWork-friendly features described above also make Echo-Quilting and CutWork Foot #44C a perfect choice for free-motion raw edge applique.

Don’t let the “C” bother you if you don’t have a machine that uses coded feet. This foot works on all 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, activa, virtuosa, aurora, and artista models. It just won’t magically enable 5 mm models  to stitch 9 mm wide 😉

Here’s a short video from BERNINA International showing this versatile foot in action:


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