free-motion sewing

Seven Reasons Why I Love my BERNINA Sewing Machine for Free-Motion Quilting

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How much does Molly Hanson, free-motion quilter and author of Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can’t), love her BERNINA sewing machines for free-motion quilting? Let’s count the ways . . .


glue basting

Perfect Patchwork Piecing Tip: Elmer’s School Glue!

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A simple but brilliant tip for perfect piecing.


mock quilting stitch

Quilting Basics: Is It Hand Quilted or Machine Quilted?

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Get the look of hand-quilting without all the handwork – using your sewing machine! The hand-look quilting stitch or mock quilting stitch creates the look of a hand-sewn running stitch without all the work. The secret? A special stitch and invisible thread!


hidden seams

Seemingly Seamless Quilting

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Paula Nadelstern shares her secret for camouflaging seams in her kaleidoscope quilts.


sewing machine needles

4 Favorite Needle Info Links

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Finding good information on sewing machine needles can be like, well, finding a needle in a haystack!


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Thank You for Helping Us Reach 100,000 Facebook Likes!

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We LOVE our fans! To celebrate reaching this milestone we have a little surprise for the first 100 readers to comment on this post. Click to find out more!


sewing leather

How to Sew Leather

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One of the issues when working with leathers and vinyl materials is keeping the presser foot gliding smoothly across the surface without dragging; another is how to sew seams that are flat and bulk-free. Here’s a presser foot that solves both problems: Non-Stick Open Embroidery Foot #56.


DIY Lace Insertion

DIY Lace Insertion in the Mega Hoop

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Renee’ Spell of Elegant Stitches in Cary, NC knows a whole lot about heirloom stitching and has spent years sewing adult and children’s clothing. She wanted to utilize one of the many features and built-in stitches on the BERNINA 880. She created this beautiful lace insertion using Italian organdy adhered to Floriani Wet N Gone stabilizer, the Mega Hoop, and embroidery design #26 from folder #2 on the BERNINA 880.


design transfer screen

How to Move a Design from Your Computer to Your Embroidery Machine – In the Right Format!

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You’ve purchased an embroidery design and have it safely tucked away in a folder on your computer. The next step: Send the design to your embroidery machine. But how do you know which files to send?


setup program screen

Make It Yours: 7 Series Hover Feature

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This is the first in a series of tips I am sharing with you, proud new owners of BERNINA 7 Series sewing machines, as I discover new and exciting features on my new B 780.