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Bernina Virtuosa 150 and uneven layers or bulk.

The Bernina Virtuosa 150 cannot get over bulky seams. Even moderately bulky seams are impossible without using the little plastic shims provided by the manufacturer. These are not efficient and must be moved along under the presser foot as the sewing advances.
Is there a modification, part, or adjustment that can be made to this machine to make it handle uneven layers of fabric?
Thank you.
Paige

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  • Sarasota Apr 12, 2008

    I have tried that in the past without success. Thank you for the good thought and taking the time.
    Paige

  • Sarasota Apr 13, 2008

    That is what I want to do but their is not one within 30 miles and in a city that I don't know how to get around in. I may do that this summer. I would way rather have it fixed that sell it at the loss I know I would take. I've had it for sale at $1K with no takers although I've used it little and paid $1800. I'm afraid I'd have to go as low as $500 and that's awful.
    BTW-what serger would you recommend. I've been hearing good things about Juki.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to reply.
    Best,
    Paige

  • Sarasota Apr 13, 2008

    Hi,
    I'm in Sarasota, Florida, US and bought it from a dealer in Northport, FL which is quite a haul from here, but he has gone out of business. The nearest dealer is in St. Petersburg which is a big town and I have direction challenges, so have been loathe to go exploring there. I may have to though, I see.
    Thanks for your support. I have looked at Berninausa but did not see where to leave a message. I will check that out.
    Thanks again.
    Paige

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Hi I have a 15 year old Frister Rossmann serger which I got second hand 10 years ago. It has had one break down which was my fault for not getting it serviced for 8 years. Not sure where in world you are. They sell as Frister Rossmann in UK and Europe and Kenmore in the US. I've used it mainly for dressmaking and soft furnishing projects. One more thought on the Bernina have you tried leaving a query / searching on the US Bernina website www.berninausa.com I use them alot. Try and stick with getting the Bernina sorted, I love mine! Fiona

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

Hi, maybe you need to talk to a Bernina dealer. I have an 8 year old Bernina 180 and it will get through pretty bulky seams without missing a beat. In 8 years of dressing making and doing soft furnishing I've only had to use the silly plastic things once or twice! I

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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Hi, have you tried changing the pressure of the presser foot using the dial on the side of the machine? Fiona

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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