Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

                                Oak Park Shopping Center    6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601
                                Phone:  (919) 782-2945   Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5, Thurs. 10-6

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  New fabrics are arriving daily! Come by and let us stir your imagination.  Your creative muse is just waiting for you.  Our classes are many and varied and we are sure you will find something to inspire you!  We are a full service quilting store with over 4,000 bolts of quality cotton fabrics and the full line of Bernina products. 

Our knowledgeable staff has over 100 years of combined sewing experience with Bernina sewing machines.  We look forward to seeing you soon!



News



The Start of:
In-Store Sale of Gift(s) for You or Someone You Know
If you are looking for the Best Prices for much of what is in the store:
Come on By!
Thursday December 7 thru Saturday December 23
Of course.... In-store items may be "gone" if you wait too long.

  • 20% Off ALL Notions, Books, Patterns
    Is the for-gift person "just getting started" in taking classes: Consider a gift of a Cutting Mat. A long-lasting/useful gift!

  • 20% Off ALL fabric panels.

  • Take an additional 10% Off of all Already-on-Sale "Color Dotted" Fabric.
    (1-Yd Minimum Cut)

Don't forget: Gift Cards may be used for ANYTHING in the store -- including upcoming classes and events. Get the New Year started by using the Gift Card for one of our 1Q 2018 classes. Why not? If you are the Giver: $150 is a popular Gift Amount for a Class and Class Supplies.

For our Gift Certifice Web page, click on:
Store Gift Certificate Information

If you have questions about any of the above, please eMail us at: send mail to: BWOSHolidaySales2017 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



Store Opening Hours Thru end-December 2017
(Notice: Sunday Openings)

Sundays Thru end-December Open 1:00-5:00pm
Weekdays and Saturdays Open 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursdays Open Late - Until 6:00pm



Happenings -- and Coming Up


Arriving SOON NOW at our store!
New models of BERNINA 5-Series

Stay tuned for their in-store availability.

Clicking on the following will take you to the BERNINA USA Website for more information.


Bernina 5 Series - 590



Bernina 5 Series - 570QE



Bernina 5 Series - 535



Bernina 5 Series - 500



BERNINA 5-Series Brochure
(Includes Latest
5-Series Information)
If you want to arrange a particular "Try" of our floor model BERNINA 5-Series, just send a note to:
send mail to: 5SeriesOct2017 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com
THIS will be a Popular Combo!
Buy a New 5 Series Machine with the Embroidery Module
and get a Free
TOOLBOX Bundle Worth $799.

Nov. 21 - January 2

Arrived at the Store Nov. 9
Now on the floor -- Ready for your trying!

Interested in viewing the images/panels of an example that I used for testing the BERNINA Toolbox? If so, click below.



Holiday Flash Sales

Now thru - Monday Dec. 18
Special Prices on BERNINA Software
Stop by to Discuss Prices!!!
And: Don't forget about Special Financing (Including the until-Dec. 18 Software pricing) if that fits you. See, below for more information.


And
Thru Jan. 2, 2018: 50% Off ALL BERNINA Suitcase Systems



Now Thru January 2, 2018!

Purchase a BERNINA 880 Plus or BERNINA 790 Plus
and, Free with the purchase: Your choice of:

BERNINA Sewing Studio by Koala
or
BERNINA 700 (without embroidery module)


and also: Now Thru January 2, 2018
0% Interest for 48 Months

On purchase of $3,000 or more made with your BERNINA Credit Card. Equal Monthly Payments Required. Now thru Jan. 2, 2018

Don't Have a Bernina Credit Card?

Click Here to Apply Today


In preparation-of, perhaps browse the following.

Pre-Buy BERNINA Planning Web-form

Especially if you live in the Raleigh area: If you are interested in a Web-form regarding "Some matters to keep in mind as you begin a journey to purchasing a sewing machine" with us, please click on:

Some matters to keep in mind....

If you prefer to view the Some matters... Web-form in PDF format, please click on:

If you have questions about any of the above, please eMail us at: send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



Recent Fabrics

Five of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Selected M&S Textiles Australia December 2017 Fabrics

100% Cotton
$xx.xx Per Yard (Check with the store)

  • Carnivale - Quilting Treasures

100% Cotton
$xx.xx Per Yard (Check with the store)

  • Texturegraphix by Jason Yenter - In The Beginning

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard

  • Saqa The Golden Hour - andover

Note from the Webmaster: I am voting for "AD.124.P Saqa The Golden Hour for "Fabric of the Year" 2017. I am not a quilter - but, it is truly a beautiful fabric "to my eye"/feel. When you are in the store - give it a look. I suspect it will not be around long.

100% Cotton
$15.75 Per Yard

  • Dot Crazy - Contempo

100% Cotton
$11.29 Per Yard

A reminder: We have about 150 fabrics in our "Inventory Reduction" area that are marked 50%, 60% or 70% off. Fabrics are added to this Sale area regularly. We aim at keeping the number of fabrics in this area at a sufficient level to make room for new fabric that is currently arriving and on the way! Stop by and check-out the Fabric Sale area.

To see additional arrived-fabrics, click on:


Sales and More

Stay tuned for information - However: Always know that the store has the LATEST information. Stop by!


BERNINA Toolbox

Are you headed down the path - or,
You are thinking about heading down the path - or:
You have been down the path in the past and did not continue the path for some reason - Of:
Embroidery Software?

Let's try the BERNINA Toolbox soon. Priced right, with a free 30-day trial available: Now.
For information, go to the BERNINA Website at:
BERNINA USA Website for Toolbox Information

If you are in the Raleigh area and you decide to get started: Don't hesitate to let us know how your progress goes and if there is something we can do to assist you. We look forward to working with you.

If you have feedback, please eMail us at:

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: BWOSToolbox at Bernina World of Sewing

Interested in viewing the images/panels of an example that I used for testing the BERNINA Toolbox? If so, click below.
  • I was provided (on my computer) with a previously - digitized file.
  • Move it to the BERNINA Toolbox.
  • Decide to Remove the Outer Border of the design.
  • Move (Save) the BERNINA Toolbox-modified file back into the Computer's folder. For Saving / Use via USB, etc. on the embroidery machine later.
  • Asked to modify it again. Move the file back to the BERNINA Toolbox.
  • Use the BERNINA Toolbox to change the size of the BEE.
  • Add a Letter "B" and position the letter into the desired place within the design.
  • Add the Letter "E", position the "E" and add a Textbox comment.
  • Add a Flower and position the flower.
  • And - Add Another Flower.
  • View the Changed Design
  • Move (Save) the BERNINA Toolbox-modified file back into the Computer's folder for Saving / Use via USB, etc. on the embroidery machine later


Holiday Sales are Going On Weekly NOW!
Annual Swissmas Event

If you have any questions, check with the store or eMail us at:

Any questions or comments, please send mail to:
BWOSHolidaySales2017 at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom


Clubs!

Bernina Club


Thurs. January 4 7:00pm, Friday January 5 10:00am or Saturday January 6 10:00am


Stay tuned for information about our first 2018 Club meeting.


In December:
Mingle and Jingle Open House
plus Show and Tell and 9-inch Block Exchange

  • Before the December Bernina Club, you completed - and brought to the December Club - a pieced or appliquéd finished-9-inch Christmas block (9 1/2 by 9 1/2 includes seam allowance). We kept the color a shade of red/green/white/gold!
For Saving/Information:
Some BWOS Recipes in PDF Format.

For example -

Some 2017 blocks:
Before The Club
Before The Club...
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday

One of the 2016 Block's Quilt:
Thank you, Amy!

If you send a photo of your completed block to us at:
send mail to: BCDec20179InchCompletedBlock at Bernina World of Sewing Dot Com

We featured some of the blocks on our Website so everyone could see what blocks will be delivered to the store for the block-exchange at the December 2017 Bernina Club. Thank you for your participation. (You, or someone representing you, had to bring the block and be at Bernina Club December 2017 to participate in the exchange).



If this is your first visit to Bernina Club, it is a free session. $5.00 if not the first visit. (The December sessions are No Charge).

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Bernina Club at Bernina World of Sewing


Saturday Sampler


Stay tuned for information about the 2018 Club.

The name of the 2016 quilt was “Simply Elegant Sampler”.
November 2017
2017 General Information


The 2017 Saturday Sampler project runs through end-2017.
To participate in the monthly meetings you must have started/signed-up in January 2017.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Saturday Sampler at Bernina World of Sewing


Embroidery Club


Stay tuned for information about upcoming Embroidery Clubs.

Embroidery Club Class Fee is $20 each meeting plus any class-necessary supplies.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Embroidery Club at Bernina World of Sewing


Upcoming Classes

Please be aware that the IN-STORE Calendar is the only official calendar!
Don't hesitate to call the store (919 782 2945) or, of course, stop by the store - for the latest information.

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If you have any questions or otherwise, please:
send mail to: Webmaster regarding classes at Bernina World of Sewing
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(Note: The following images are clickable and will bring you to selected classes represented by the shown piece.)

December, 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday





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Try Out a New Sewing Machine - Find out if you like to sew!
10:00am-4:00pm
(Full-Day class)

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4
5

Block Party 2017
6:00pm
(Evening Meeting)


Note: Please pre-sign-up prior to attending a Block Party session.

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Holiday Table Runner
10:00am-2:00pm
(Mid-Day class)
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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler

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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
10

Sunday Sewing School IV
1:00-5:00pm
(Afternoon)

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Evening Gathering 2017 - Modern Neutrals
5:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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Just The Two of Us
(Evening Class)
6:00-9:00pm

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Project of the Month
10:30am-2:30pm
(Mid-Day)

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Morning Gathering 2017 - Modern Neutrals
10:00am-4:00pm
(Day Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.>


Mystery Quilt 2017/2018
6:00pm
(Evening Clue Discussion)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Mystery session.

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January, 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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4

Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler

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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
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Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
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8

Evening Gathering 2018 - Pattern Choice
5:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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Daytime Gathering 2018 - Pattern Choice
10:00am-4:00pm
(Full-Day Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.


Mystery Quilt 2018
6:00pm
(Evening Clue Discussion)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Mystery session.

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Millefiori Evening Gathering 2018
5:30-8:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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February, 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday




1

Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler

2
Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
3
Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
4
5
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One Block Wonder I
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)

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One Block Wonder I
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)

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Evening Gathering 2018 - Pattern Choice
5:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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One Block Wonder II
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)
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One Block Wonder II
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)

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Daytime Gathering 2018 - Pattern Choice
10:00am-4:00pm
(Full-Day Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.


Mystery Quilt 2018
6:00pm
(Evening Clue Discussion)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Mystery session.

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Millefiori Evening Gathering 2018
5:30-8:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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One Block Wonder III
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)
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One Block Wonder III
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)




March, 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday




1

Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler

2
Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
3
Bernina Club
and
Saturday Sampler
4
5
6
One Block Wonder IV
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)
7

One Block Wonder IV
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)

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Evening Gathering 2018 - Pattern Choice
5:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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Daytime Gathering 2018 - Pattern Choice
10:00am-4:00pm
(Full-Day Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.


Mystery Quilt 2018
6:00pm
(Evening Clue Discussion)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Mystery session.

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Beginner's Start to Finish I & II
10:00am-4:30pm
(All-Day Sessions)

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26

Millefiori Evening Gathering 2018
5:30-8:00pm
(Evening Session)


Note: You must be pre-signed-up to attend a Gathering session.

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One Block Wonder I
10:00am-1:00pm
(Morning Session)

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One Block Wonder I
6:00-9:00pm
(Evening Session)

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Beginner's Start to Finish III & IV
10:00am-4:30pm
(All-Day Sessions)

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Classes at Bernina World of Sewing


Hint of the Month

Fall 2017

Remember When? A few matters came to mind recently that brought to mind: Sometimes, we have forgotten..... For discussion:
  • "Traditional Quilts" I love the direction that "modern" quilt-makers have taken -- but, is it possible that in going down the current path we should/could be, also, considering some: "Back to the Future" matters? (I put the term "traditional quilts" in quotes, to give the topic a wide view; ala Reproduction quilts/block-types/fabric/etc).

    Yes, we have had some excellent classes/events this past year that can remind us of what we may be missing in this "modern"/"art" age.

    However, I see that most "mass eMails" coming my way (often unsolicited, but that is another topic!), popular books, BLOG discussions and so on - seem to be less-and-less tradition-oriented. I have no problem with this -- yet: I also enjoy/appreciate having access to traditional-style pieces.

    I am lucky, just now, to see on a "Design Wall" a very traditional piece coming forth: Uncomplicated, very comforting to look at -- and, it will look great on some bed soon: Kind of a "Perfect for Grandma's Visit" quilt, I am sure.

    The fabric: Garden Delights - In The Beginning
    The start of a Design Wall project:

    What do you think about "back to the future" matters?
    Any comments or otherwise, please: send mail to: Hintofthemonth at Bernina World of Sewing dot com
    send mail to: HintoftheMonth at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

  • Designing / Creating for a Specific Size.

    When was the last time you considered making a wall-hanging piece rather than "King/Queen/Full/Twin"-sized? Yes, of course, depending upon your wall at "your place", you may not have any concern about hanging your piece for a few months. However, why not take the time to know the showing-size of areas in your place that your piece could be for awhile? Often, a piece that you have created would be a fun/worthwhile discussion as friends/house guests join you for an evening.

    Consider, sometimes: The size of "your wall" display area as you create your piece.

  • Hand Sewing.

    When was the last time you enjoyed some hand-sewing/quilting? Is it possible, in this "speed"-oriented current time that we are missing something of real-value? I assume that many of you participate in bees or other activities that fill any missing void in this regard. The Millefiori Gathering had an introductory session recently and it was great to see such a pleasant/relaxed group.

    We have a couple of openings for the Millefiori Gathering and we are starting a wait/interest-list for the other two 2018 Gatherings (morning and evening).

If you have any comments or otherwise, please: send mail to: Hintofthemonth at Bernina World of Sewing dot com
send mail to: HintoftheMonth at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

To see additional comments on the above and all Hints of the Month click on:
Archived Hints of the Month


The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machine

The BERNINA Q 20 Longarm Quilting Machine
Stop by when you have a chance to do so.
Ready For Your Trying Out!

We are announcing that the Q20 is now available at our store for you to reserve (for an hourly- fee) for use with your projects. We will be available to assist you during your reserved time. You will be expected to be familiar with free motion quilting and related matters.

To assist you in getting started with such - or, to become generally familiar with the Q20 Longarm, we will be offering free once-a-month familiarity/chance-to-use sessions.

  • Upcoming no-charge Familiarity-With/Try Q20 Longarm

    Data and Time: Presentation(s) can be arranged to your schedule.

Attendees to these sessions must be pre-signed up before the session; just call the store (919 782 2945) to sign up -- or, of course: Stop by the store for more information.
Support Will Be Available
December 2016
Quilt Size: 95" x 105"
Quilt time: 5-hrs


1-Min 45-Sec Movie
Q20 Customer Use
in our store.
December 2016

  • BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulation
  • 20“ Throat space
  • Up to 2,200 stitches per minute
  • Unique tension control
  • Built-in needle threader
  • Standard as a sit-down model machine.
    Upgradeable to a frame model machine.


To eMail us related to the above - or to be placed on our eMail list for purpose of sending you information related to the above:
send mail to: BWOSQ20Longarm at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom


Come By and Try - The Next Generation 7 Series

The Next Generation 7 Series is here!
The 790, the 770 QE and the 740 are here. Stop by when you have a chance to do so!
Ready For Your Trying Out!

790 - It is a beauty.


770 QE - Also: Beautiful.

(Clicking below will show a larger-sized image.)

Without the
Embroidery Module Installed
With the
Embroidery Module Installed

(Clicking below will take you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


Press Release April 1, 2015

Comment from Sonja (of our staff): I had a chance this week to sew selected decorative stitches on both the 740 and the 770QE. I used the BERNINA 20D foot and both machines sewed perfectly.


Selected Stitch Samples
from the 7 Series
740 and 770QE

I also had a look at the 7-Series Manuals. They are wonderful and, in addition to their beauty/quality, they are very user friendly.

Sonja


Come By and Try - a BERNINA 880

  • Stop By - And Give the BERNINA 880 a Try.

    3" x 3 1/3"

    2 1/2" x 3 1/3"

For more information, click on:
BERNINA USA Website For More Information
Regarding the BERNINA 880


bernette Chicago

Stop by and see the bernette Chicago at our store!

In addition to a beautiful stitch - perhaps you would like to get started in embroidery?
Stop by and try.

From Sonja: I had the opportunity to "play" with the brand new Chicago 7. I was amazed how many embroidery designs there were pre-loaded. The embroidery was very easy to learn and to use. It appears to be a great way for us to get started with embroidery and gives those who thought embroidery sewing machines were out of their reach a real way to discover how embroidery can be fun and worthwhile! Opening new doors.

Sonja

Press Release Oct. 24, 2013

Selected Stitch Examples

MSRP $999
In-Store Sale Price:
Check with the Store!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


bernette Chicago 7

MSRP $999
In-Store Sale Price:
Check with the Store!

Any questions or comments, please:
send mail to: MachineInformation at Bernina World of Sewing


Note: Machine prices shown on this Web page may be different than you would find in the store. It is intended that this page reflects current in-store prices for those shown-machines -- however, prices are a moving-target: So rely upon your visit to the store for final prices. Thank you.


BERNINA 7 Series In Our Store

They are beauties!

Our first 7-Series machines for customers
have been delivered to them!

It was great to see the customer's machines find perfect homes for the holidays -
and for 2013 and beyond.

7-Series Weekend-1 7-Series Weekend-3 7-Series Weekend-3

A 5-Min. Movie
the 7 Series 780
in our store.
Oct. 2012

Selected Stitch and Embroidery Samples
from the 7 Series
780 and 710
710 Has Arrived - Stop By and Try!
750 Arrived and Was Delivered - Ask About the Next one: Soon!

A Few Comments From Sonja of Bernina World of Sewing
After First Use of BERNINA 7 Series

The first time I saw the 780 I fell in love with the machine! I have not found one thing, so far, that "concerns" / bothers me.

The new design is elegant while also having a touch of "streamlining".

So far, I have had a chance to work/"play" with the 780 and the 710.

  • The stitch selection on both is a straight-forward matter. The touch screen on both machines makes it easy to become familiar with the stitch folders.

  • On the 710 I tried some of the new quilting stitches. I was impressed how the multi-directional stitch's sewing line was easily maintained.- even with the 9mm stitch blade. I definitely want to use some of the stitches with a wing needle; especially, stitch 1352 seems to have potential.

  • For the 780, if I have multiple embroidery designs in the screen / hoop, I can see the order that I have inserted the different designs (by way of "table tabs" - via the Retrieve Function Icon support of the 780). I was working with a customer the other day and with less than five minute's experience on the machine she had a very beautiful multi-design finished piece ready to go! It was very impressive to the customer and to me.

A 10-Min. Movie
the 7 Series 780
Retrieve Icon Support Dec. 2012

If you have time, we would love to show you the BERNINA 7 Series!


Click on any machine, below, for more information about the BERNINA 7 Series.
You will be viewing that on the Bernina USA Website.


Bernina 7 Series - 780


Bernina 7 Series - 750 QE


Bernina 7 Series - 710

Any questions - about the 7 Series or any Bernina machines: Stop by the store at your convenience.


Sew Steady Table
Available Now at Bernina World of Sewing

Perhaps you have a bernette 46 or ANY bernette or BERNINA that can use some additional work space:

Are you looking for a holiday gift - or, just something for yourself?

You may be interested in the Sew Steady table that is now available at Bernina World of Sewing for the bernette 46 -- or, you may order the table for all bernettes or BERNINAs.

Having the extra work area is terrific; Stop by the store and give the table a look.


A short movie showing use of the table.


BERNINA 8 Series

Stop by and see the 8 Series at our store!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


Bernina 8 Series - 880


Bernina 8 Series - 830


BERNINA 5 Series
at Bernina World of Sewing

Come by and TRY the BERNINA 5 Series!

Some features of the BERNINA 580 include:

  • Easy navigation
  • Embroidery module
  • BSR functionality
  • Total Stitch Control
  • And much more!
BERNINA 580 At Our Store BERNINA 530 and 550 At Our Store
Selected Stitch and Embroidery Samples
from the 5 Series 580

BERNINA USA Website for information on the BERNINA 5 Series
In our store for you to try/purchase!


A short Video
of the Bernina 5 Series at our store.
Oct. 2011


A Few Comments From Sonja of Bernina World of Sewing
After First Use of BERNINA 5 Series

  • The control panel is “next generation” and takes some getting used to. It you are a “text-er” and part of the networking generation it will come easily!
  • Embroidery on the 580 is touch-screen; to me, it is kind of like a “baby 830” operating-wise.
  • Many embroidery patterns are already loaded onto the 580.
  • I leapt right in to using one of these patterns. Multiplied, Mirror Image and Reduce 50%. All were easy to do and stitched out perfectly!

If you have time, we would love to show you the BERNINA 5 Series!


BERNINA 3 Series

Stop By And Give Us A Look - and SEW using it.



Some Comments From Bernina Staff - After Working With the 3 Series for a Few Months

The next time that you visit our store, we would like to invite you to get to know the 3 Series machine if you have not already done so.

The machine is truly inspiring and invites us to create.

BERNINA took the time to put together a reasonable-priced sewing machine with some extra – and, valuable – features

We can highly recommend that you take the time to sew some with the 3 Series machines.

As we had mentioned in our previous post:

  • The physical design of the 3 Series is very attractive; classy and contemporary.
  • Bright screen; easy reading!
  • Background is black and the writing is white. Very comfortable to read.
  • Start and Stop button, with Speed Control
  • Needle Up and Down
  • Separate motor for bobbin-winding.
  • One-step buttonhole.
  • Handle (at the top of the machine) has an opening for the Stitch Card. Nice!
  • The new tray is very easily attached. Nice glide!
  • All 3 Series machines have 30 memory slots.

Most of all, the 3 Series machines have a beautiful stitch and they sew quietly and the sewing is “smooth”.

The 3 Series comes with clip-on feet that are very easily exchangeable. In addition, the specialty feet that BERNINA makes may be used on this machine. This is a big advantage for those sewers who invest in specific feet for special tasks; for example: Feet for piping, rufflers, or quilting feet.

Don’t hesitate to ask any of us at the store to show you the 3 Series!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)


BERNINA 3 Series - 380


BERNINA 3 Series - 350 PE


BERNINA 3 Series - 330


Recent Fabrics

Five of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Selected M&S Textiles Australia December 2017 Fabrics

100% Cotton
$xx.xx Per Yard (Check with the store)

  • Carnivale - Quilting Treasures

100% Cotton
$xx.xx Per Yard (Check with the store)

  • Texturegraphix by Jason Yenter - In The Beginning

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard

  • Saqa The Golden Hour - andover

Note from the Webmaster: I am voting for "AD.124.P Saqa The Golden Hour for "Fabric of the Year" 2017. I am not a quilter - but, it is truly a beautiful fabric "to my eye"/feel. When you are in the store - give it a look. I suspect it will not be around long.

100% Cotton
$15.75 Per Yard

  • Dot Crazy - Contempo

100% Cotton
$11.29 Per Yard

A reminder: We have about 150 fabrics in our "Inventory Reduction" area that are marked 50%, 60% or 70% off. Fabrics are added to this Sale area regularly. We aim at keeping the number of fabrics in this area at a sufficient level to make room for new fabric that is currently arriving and on the way! Stop by and check-out the Fabric Sale area.


To see additional arrived-fabrics, click on:


Gatherings

Bernina World of Sewing - Gatherings 2018

Our 2018 Gatherings are currently starting to "take shape". The existing Gatherers are in final-decision mode for their Morning and Evening Gatherings. Stay tuned for more information in that regard -- and, if you are interested in being placed on a list of potential 2018 Morning or Evening Gatherers, please:

send mail to: 2018GatheringInfo at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


A new Gathering "2018 Millefiori Gathering" had its second session on October 30, 2017. The Millefiori Gatherings are held the last Monday of each month (except December), 5:30-8:00pm as the store. The next Millefiori Gathering is January 29, 2018. At this time, there are two openings for this Gathering..

November 2017

See you in January, 2018. Time flies! We are taking a break end-December. Have a perfect start to 2018.

Sonja

If you wish more information about participating in the monthly 2017/2018 Millefiori Gathering (last Monday of each month), stop by the store (ask for Sonja - she will know of the matter) or:
send mail to: millefioribwos at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

The Millifiori Gathering main Web page, pointing to the Millifiori Gatherings BLOG is at: Millefiori Gathering 2017/18

The BLOG was updated with a comment on: December 8, 2017.


Bernina World of Sewing - Gatherings 2017

The first project that will be part of the 2017 Gatherings is based upon creating a Two-Color quilt using patterns inspired by the book: "modern neutrals, A fresh look at Neutral Quilt Patterns" By Amy Ellis.

The 2017 Gatherings are taking place monthly and started in January 2017:

  • Evening Gathering: The second Monday of each month, 5:00-9:00pm.
  • Daytime Gathering: The third Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-4:00pm.

We look forward to seeing all your beautiful work.

Note: You MUST be pre-registered to participate in the monthly Gatherings. Just "Show-Ups" the day/evening of the Gathering will not be allowed - we simply do not have room for such in the classroom. Sorry!

Those who signed up and are participating in the Gatherings have been contacted via eMail. For those participating and have been contacted, the next session for the 2017 Morning Gathering is currently planned for: Tuesday, December 19 2017 10:00am at the store and the next session 2017 Evening Gathering is currently planned for: The next 2018! Evening Gathering is January 8, 2018 at the store . Again: Please do NOT show up for the Gathering if you have not been contacted (there, simply, is not sufficient space for "walk-in" participants). Sorry!

If you wish to be placed on the Wait List for either of the Gatherings - or, to be notified if an opening comes about for either the Daytime or Evening 2017 Gatherings, please send mail to: modernneutralsbwos at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

Or, of Course: Stop by the store. Sonja will have the latest information.

Reminders:
  • The Gathering participants purchased, from our store, the book chosen to be part of this Gathering and the fabric needed for this quilt..

  • For the 2017 Gatherings, a yearly fee of $50 is charged when the attendee commits to the first Gathering he/she attends.

  • Gathering participants should have experience in sewing and in making quilts.

  • Gathering participants, surely, interact. However, the Gathering is not a class . Each participant is expected to be able to manage his/her own project.

  • The store will not be able to arrange and set-up class machines for use during the Gatherings. Gathering participants should bring to the Gathering what they need for sewing/cutting during the Gathering.

  • Due to the numerous options / aims / of each Gathering participant, space at the Gathering is limited.
    Gathering Participants must be pre-signed up. "Drop in" participants, due to classroom class size and machine space limitations will not be accommodated. Sorry!

  • If a Gathering participant decides to "drop out" of the 2017 Gatherings, it would be appreciated if that were known by the store; there may a wait-list and, if a Gathering slot opens - Persons on the wait-list will be notified of such.

2017 Gatherings

Our 2017 Daytime and Evening Gatherings are winding down. The project for the 2017 Gatherings is based upon creating a Two-Color quilt using patterns inspired by the book: "modern neutrals, A fresh look at Neutral Quilt Patterns" By Amy Ellis.

December, 2017

The treats were great. Your work/success was wonderful!

Thank you.


Sonja

Evening Gathering December 11, 2017

For more information about the 2017 Gatherings, go to the following Web page:
Our 2017 Gatherings Web page and BLOG pointer
(The most recent BLOG comment on the above was: December 13, 2017).



In 2016, we had two Gatherings:

Our 2016 Evening Gathering projects were based upon either: The Gemstone pattern from Wing and a Prayer Design or Blooming Nine Patch inspired by the book: Tradition With A Twist Book By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone.


Archived Evening 2016 Gemstone or Blooming Nine Patch Gathering Web page.

Our 2016 Daytime Gathering project was based on the Gemstone pattern from Wing and a Prayer Design.

December 4, 2016

(Clicking above will enable a one-minute video of the 2016 Daytime Gathering quilts during a Show/Tell session).



Archived Daytime 2016 Gemstone Gathering Web page.


In 2015, we had two Gatherings (Plus, we started the Gemstone Daytime Gathering that ended in 2016):

Our May-thru-August-2015 Gathering project was involved with three options of patterns for the Gathering participant.


Archived May-thru-August-2015 Pattern Choice Gathering Web page.

Our January-thru-April-2015 Gathering project was Inspired by Downton Abbey Fabric from andover Fabrics
And by the book: Take 5 Fat Quarters, written By Kathy Brown, Published by Martingale.

We used, primarily, the andover Downton Abbey fabrics that arrived in November, 2014,
with some of the attendees using additional andover Downton Abbey fabrics that arrived as early-2015 moved along.


Archived January-thru-April-2015 Downton Abbey Gathering Web page.


In 2014, we had two Gatherings.

Our Fall-2014 Gathering project "Blooming Nine Patch" – Inspired by the book: Tradition With A Twist By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone, Copyright © 1996 Published by C&T Publishing - took place September-thru-December, 2014. For information:


Archived Blooming Nine Patch Gathering Web page.

In Jan.-thru-Aug 2014, we had the Gathering that was aimed at using 2014 Downton Abbey fabrics from andover. For information:


Archived Downton Abbey Gathering Web page.


In 2013, we had the One Block Wonder Gathering. Thank you, to those who took part! For information:


Archived One Block Wonder Gathering Web page.


In 2012, we had the Smokey River Gathering. Thank you, to those who took part! For information:

4-Minute Movie of Smokey River Gathering's Happenings


Archived Smokey River Gathering Web page.


In 2011, we had two full-year "Gatherings".

Each of the Gathering's quilts were selected with two objectives firmly in mind:
1) Beautiful pieces and
2) Quilts that you might view as "once in a lifetime" happenings; Not necessarily quilts you would make on a regular basis.

For information about the 2011 projects:
More information regarding our 2011 "PIECEMAKERS Times and Seasons" project.

A 2011 Participant's Santas' Pieces
March, 2012

More information regarding our 2011 "Patriots in Petticoats" project.

A 2011 Participant's Basting His Completed Piece
February, 2012


Previous years - Row By Row Experience At Bernina World of Sewing


BWOS Row by Row Experience 2017

The theme for the 2017 Row by Row Experience was "Row by Row On the Go"


It was great seeing you at our store this summer regarding Row by Row Experience 2017 or, of course: Anytime for our BERNINA machine sales/service, wide fabric selection, our classes, etc!


Kit Price: $10.99


Kit Price: $5.99

... Our Row by Row 2017

The theme for this 2017 Row by Row Experience is:
"Row by Row On the Go"

... Our Fabric-Plate

Our Store's Winner - Congratulations and Thank You to:

Wendy Bierwirth
Raleigh NC

July 29, 2017

If you have any questions, comments or otherwise with the above, please eMail:
send mail to: BWOSRowbyRow2017@BerninaWorldofSewing.com


Row by Row 2016 at Bernina World of Sewing



Our Row: "Grandma’s Apple Pie Is Ready! "
Approx. 9 1/2" x 36"


Our Row's Kits:

... Our Traditional (You cut) appliqué pieces' Kit

... Our Laser-Cut appliqué pieces' Kit


Our Fabric-Plate:

Our Store Row-by-Row 2016 Web Page
(Here is where you would order online)

Congratulations to - And: Thank you! to: Our Store's Winner

Our store's winner: Lois Khakee, Wilmington NC
August 11, 2016
(Click on the following to see as a larger image)

Of course, stop by our store for information or eMail us at: BWOSRowbyRow2016@BerninaWorldofSewing.com



2015:
(Some information Regarding our Store's 2015's Row by Row Experience 2015)

We enjoyed seeing you at our store as part of past year's Row by Row Experience.
We also enjoyed seeing you in 2015!


Our Row: "Summer Fun - After the Rain"
Approx. 9 1/2" x 36"


Our Row's Kit:


Our Fabric-Plate:
(Sorry - The Plate is Sold Out).

Sorry, 2015's Row by Row
at Bernina World of Sewing is Sold Out.

Our Store Row-by-Row 2015 Web Page

Our Store's Winner
Congratulations and Thank You - Vickie!
(Click on the following to see as a larger image)

Of course, stop by our store for information or eMail us at: BWOSRowbyRow2015@BerninaWorldofSewing.com



2014:
(Some information Regarding our Store's 2014's Row by Row Experience 2014)

If you are from near or far - we have enjoyed seeing you at our store as part of the Row by Row Experience.
It has been fun for us - and, we hope: Fun for you, as well!
Our Row: "Raleigh - City of Oaks"
Approx. 9 1/2" x 36"

  • Bernina World of Sewing's Row by Row 2014 - Pattern - License - Kit

Kit (Includes Pattern): $17.99 + $5.75 +++ (Sorry - Sold Out for this Year's Experience)
Pattern Only: $3.00 +
License Fabric Plate: $5.99 +
No "% off" Sale Price For These Items

Sorry, 2014's Row by Row
at Bernina World of Sewing is Sold Out.

The above is now available on our online site. A direct link to the Row by Row page is:
Our online site's Row by Row 2014 Web page.

(Note: You will be leaving the store's Home Page / site by clicking on the above).

Go to rowbyrowexperience.com for additional information.

Of course, stop by our store for even more information or eMail us at: BWOSRowbyRow2014@BerninaWorldofSewing.com

Thank you, to our customers who have passed back to us their examples.

Congratulations Jan! Our store's Winner!!!



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Telephone:    (919) 782-2945

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