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We are excited to introduce the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Work Foot! Compatible with our line of home sewing machines, the Adjustable Ruler Work Foot #72 can be adjusted in height to adapt to a variety of fabric thicknesses. This will be your new perfect presser foot for ruler work with your domestic BERNINA machine. Available later this year at your local BERNINA store.

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Note: We used the Bernina #72 Foot with our Sew Steady Westalee Low Shank Templates at Bernina University last year and it worked great. You have to turn off the pivot action on the Bernina machine, and you have to adjust the foot to the lowest position. Sew Steady

Jessica at Dream World advised, "One thing I like to share with customers is the Bernina #72 Foot can work with any of our Westalee Design Templates. We used our Low Shank Templates (3mm) with this Foot at Bernina University last year, and they worked quite well. The use of our Low Shank Templates does require the customer turn off the pivot action on their Bernina machine, and adjust the Foot to its lowest position.
We certainly understand many of our customers using Bernina’s #72 Foot have a preference of Template thickness, and we do welcome this when a customer expresses a preference. We see a lot of our High Shank Templates (4.5mm) used with Bernina’s Foot, and while we see some of our Long Arm Templates (6mm) used with the Bernina Foot it may not provide the best visibility of the needle."

Ruler work on a Bernina Sewing Machine. This demonstration shows the Bernina 350 using the Westalee Ruler Foot fitted to the Bernina Adapter Shank. The template is Westalee Design's Spin-e-fex no 6 11 1/2" The video shows just how easy it is to rulers on your Domestic Sewing Machine with this Low Shank Ruler Foot.



Optional Quilting Ruler Foot and Template Set from Sew Steady. This video is about the Westalee Designs Ruler Foot and Template Set Demo Project Offer. Information applies to all ruler feet and optional templates.
Can the adjustable ruler fo 72 be used with Westerlee rulers and templates? YES, Amanda Murphy
This foot allows you to sew along acrylic quilting templates (rulers) that are 1/4 inch thick to create decorative quilting designs such as lines, feathers, circles etc. The height of the foot’s sole makes it possible to quilt along all the edges of these rulers. The #72 foot is for BERNINA domestic machines new style. Old style BERNINA machines need to use the BERNINA #77 Adaptor Shank (old style) with a Westalee Low Shank Ruler Foot.

With this technique, the feed dog is lowered and the fabric with the acrylic ruler is guided manually with the base of the foot resting against the edge of the ruler. Due to the adjustment dial, the height of the foot can be adjusted to match the fabric thickness individually so that the fabric can be moved smoothly without getting stuck. Moreover, the additional option provided by the adjustable foot height extends the scope of applications for BERNINA sewing machines without the function ‘automatic presser foot pressure/presser foot height.’


Amanda Murphy: More detailed info for you all after checking with BERNINA:
The Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 is compatible with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series machines from about 1998 forward (except model 950 and 1008). See the models below.

1 Series – 130, 140, 145, 150, 153, 155, 160, 165, 170, 180, 185
2 Series – 200, 215, 220, 230, 240
3 Series – 330, 350, 380
4 Series – 430, 440, 450
5 Series – 530, 550, 560, 570, 580
6 Series – 630, 640
7 Series – 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, 770, 780, 790
8 Series – 820, 830, 880
Not for any Old Swiss Made 730-1630 Sewing Machines

#72 - BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot

Finally, the presser foot that can be adjusted in height to adapt to a variety of fabric thicknesses! This makes the Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 the presser foot for ruler work on BERNINA home sewing machines.

Height-adjustable presser foot for ruler work
Excellent view of needle and the point where it pierces the fabric
Stable construction for support of the rulers, allowing precise and aligned stitch lines
Allows 360 degree access and sight
Can be used with 1/4" thick rulers
Compatible with BERNINA 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 series machines
Use with straight stitch plate recommended

Tutorial: how to do ruler work with the BERNINA ruler foot no. 72.
The BERNINA ruler foot # 72 was specifically made for ruler work on BERNINA sewing machines.

In this video we show you step by step how to prepare your BERNINA machine and how to use the ruler foot with to create attractive lines and curves – with unparalleled precision.

The high-sided edge allows precise quilting around all edges of the template. The adjustment dials wheel allows the height of the presser foot to be customised to the thickness of the quilt. This means that the ruler foot can also be used with BERNINA sewing machines which do not offer the option for adjusting presser foot height. A patented invention exclusively from BERNINA!

Markings on the presser foot help to produce accurate seams. The notch at the front of the ruler foot allows you to keep an eye on your work at all times. The curved base of the foot glides smoothly over the fabric and allows the fabric to pass through evenly – for sewing and quilting results of the highest standard.

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icon Use the Rulerwork panel designed by Amanda Murphy exclusively for BERNINA, along with the BERNINA ruler sets.

icon Bernina #72 Ruler Work Foot

icon Bernina 101786.70.00 New #72 Ruler Work Foot, Adjustable Height for Fabric Thickness

icon Bernina 101786.70.00 New #72 Ruler Work Foot, Adjustable Height for Fabric Thickness

*BERNINA 820/710 and Firmware
We‘ve received inquiries whether the foot
# 72 (adjustable ruler foot) will become
available for selection in the 820 and the
710 machines.
Please be aware, unfortuantlly there are
no plans for updating these models.
For the other retired products (i.e. 830
780), the last update incl. foot 72 was
launched due to the Midi-Hoop.
Melinda Stanton, Silsbee, Tx
Be sure to check that the adaptor really fits your machine. I told the worker which Bernina I had and he chose the adaptor. Unfortunately, when it arrived I pit away and didn't try it till much later. It did not fit. When I called to see how to return or exchange it I was informed of the 30-day return policy. I get it- I should have checked. My fault. But I'd counted on the vendor to sell me the right thing.