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Pattern 1100 I don't understand how piece 1A is joined to piece 1

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Take your pattern and project to the local fabric store and ask if any of the kind sewists there will help.

Posted on May 08, 2017

Testimonial: "Thank you. Pattern piece 1A is pinned to the bottom of pattern piece 1 matching symbols at the bottom of piece 1 to the top of piece 1A. This extends the length of main pattern piece 1."


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If you are interested in joining a Bernina group who discusses all kinds of questions and tips about using older Bernina machines, look for a Yahoo Group called "BerninaThirtySomethings" The members are very helpful and some are Bernina technicians who know a lot about the machines.

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