Quilt Batting Tip with Edgestitch Foot #10

The Edgestitch foot #10/#10C/#10D is another favorite foot in my toolbox. This foot is available in three versions, Edgestitch foot #10 for maximum 5mm stitch width models, Edgestitch foot #10C for maximum 9mm stitch width models, and Edgestitch foot #10D for Dual Feed models. The center blade is engineered to help you as a guide and is shorter than that of the Blindstitch foot #5 to allow greater maneuverability when stitching curved edges, and allows for more contact with the fabric.

Edgestitch Foot Tip

There are many different ways  to use this foot besides edgestitching (like stitch-in-the-ditch, understitching, attaching ribbon and trim, and stitching narrow hems) but I love how easy this foot makes joining smaller batting scraps with end-to-end seams to use in larger projects. Watch the video below to see exactly how I  use Edgestitch foot #10 to use up smaller batting pieces!

Batting Tip: join batting pieces with the same side up. If I can identify the scrim side of the batting, this is the side I face up to join pieces together. Read this fantastic tip from Laura Wasilowski on Determining the Scrim Side of Batting. And try to use similar thread content to match the content of your batting (use cotton thread with cotton batting, polyester thread with polyester batting).

This versatile foot is also a favorite foot for many other sewists with many other techniques, check out how these experts use the Edgestitch foot #10!

Edgestitch foot #10 tips

Sarai from Colette Patterns Blog uses this foot most often in sewing garments, especially to get a perfectly stitched hem.

String of Pennants - sewing the triangle

Juliette Lanvers  uses the Edgestitch foot #10 to create a simple String of Pennants in this tutorial.

stitch pintucks

Julie Eilber uses the Edgestitch foot #10 to sew perfect little tucks in her Hepburn Buttonhole Scarf.

Sarah Johansen uses the Edgestitch foot #10 to create perfectly placed topstitching on collars and cuffs.

Antique Mosaic Drawstring Bag-Ribbon Casing

And Denise Jones uses the Edgestitch foot #10 to add ribbon to the Antique Mosaic Block Drawstring Bag.

How about you, what is your favorite way to use the Edgestitch foot #10/#10C/#10D?

Print this page

What you might also like

5 comments on “Quilt Batting Tip with Edgestitch Foot #10”

  • I use that foot to join batting, but the batting gathers no matter how I join it. It gathers worse with poly batting. Any idea what causes that? The last time I needed to use some, I whip stitched the batting together. Time consuming and not fun. Thanks for a reply.

    • Hmmm, and interesting issue with gathering batting. I’d check the thread tension by sewing on a small scrap of batting to see if the upper thread tension might be too tight for the batting and causing it to gather. I’d also check the presser foot pressure, and decrease a few notches or clicks to see of that helps. I also let the machine do the work of pulling the batting through with the feed dogs and take care not to push or pull as the machine sews to prevent puckers. If none of these tips help, you may want to take the issue to your local BERNINA shop to see if the staff have any helpful ideas.

    • With embroidery stabilizer, it is important that the stabilizer is all in one piece when it is hooped. Piecing it together would compromise the strength of the stabilizer and prevent it from giving full support to the embroidery stitches.

  • I love ‘frankensteining’ batting and using up those leftover strips. I reduce tension to 3.75, reduced foot presser to 35, and it turns out great. Hardly a ripple.

Leave a Reply