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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Using the Bernina 830 Stitch Counter
Working on sewing a 3.5" square onto a larger 6.5" square for a rag quilt. I was hoping I could program the Bernina 830 machine to sew a square using the Multi-directional function and save it as a stitch so that it would sew the square with one push of the button. That didn't work. On to the Stitch Counter. Success! I can now press a button and the machine sews, the machine stops automatically, raise the presser foot using the FHS (knee lift), turn the fabric, repeat. I could have made the machine automatically raise the presser foot after stopping, but to me it takes too long. I'm faster using the FHS. Snapped photos of my method. First I made myself a template of cardboard to mark one corner to start at the 5/8" mark. All the rulers and templates that I have and none with the appropriate hole at the 5/8' mark! LOL
Here's a blurry shot (sorry) of the stitch counter. It's the 123 button at the bottom. So easy to program, but it is a temporary stitch and will be gone when the machine is turned off. So I made a note of how many stitches it takes so I can reprogram it easily tomorrow. That's 24 stitches to make a 2 1/4" square.
And look here! Perfect squares every time! And mostly automatic.