Recently, I bought a straight stitch plate for my sewing machine. I can imagine sitting down to the machine, switching to a utility stitch, and ………wait for it ………… BAM! The needle hits the the plate, breaks and scares me out of 6 months of life. And let's not even think of the broken needle point flying toward my eyes. As I sit at the machine, there is no easy way to tell which plate is in the machine by simply looking.
It's very easy to tell the plates apart when they are not in the machine.
Here's an idea: Put the bright red warning decal on the FRONT of the plate when it can be seen! Sure, I can mark the front of the plate with a permanent marker or a stick-on dot, but shouldn't someone at Bernina have thought of that?
NB: I broke a needle before I even had a chance to edit and put up this post!!!