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Why so many cording feet? - 2/15/2018 11:02:49 PM   
Linda S.


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I need to purchase a cording foot for my Babylock Ellure, and can't remember
why there are so many kinds to choose from...or which one I should pick.

Some hold 3 cords, others have holes for 5 and there's a 7 or 8 hole one.
Why the need for so many different kinds? Why wouldn't there just be one
with as many holes as they could put on it?

Is there something I'm missing here or not considering? The one I have for
my Janome has 3 guides (instead of holes...but the same idea) and that one
came with the machine, I think. If I bought it, now I can't remember why
I chose 3 guides/holes.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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RE: Why so many cording feet? - 2/16/2018 12:50:09 AM   

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Basically it's about size. The higher the number of spaces, the finer the cord it accepts. There are also some that are designed to accommodate two or three chunkier cords. Many buttonhole feet will work as cording feet too, as they have grooves for cords for corded buttonholes.


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RE: Why so many cording feet? - 2/16/2018 4:26:49 PM   
Linda S.


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Thank you Lillian! It's so nice to see your name pop up here! This makes sense now. I didn't
consider the size of the hole and in the descriptions for various cording feet on the official Babylock
page didn't explain that.

I've used cording before, feeding it through a coffee stir and only one cord at a time. The
foot would make this job easier, especially for more than one cord.

Carol Ahles has some neat looking stitches in her book 'Fine Machine Sewing' that I've been re-reading
...and I'd like to try some of them that require stitching over 2 cords at once. With 2 cords and the
venetian stitch, one can make something that looks a lot like entredeux...and in only one pass.
Carol is so thorough in her book, I'm surprised she didn't mention the different sizes of feet holes.

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