BERNINA Quilt Menu

Of all the decorative stitches on my BERNINA 790 PLUS, I have the most fun with the ones on the Quilt Menu. Many of the current BERNINA models have the Quilt Menu, 13-66 stitches, depending on the model. This menu has multiple stitch options for quilters such as a straight stitch set for piecing and a range of decorative stitches for appliqué and crazy patch.

Quilt Menu screen

Piecing Stitches

#1324 Quilter’s Securing Stitch: Straight stitch with securing at the beginning and end of stitching.

#1326 Short Straight Stitch: 2 mm length for secure piecing, especially good for small patches.

Click here for a Block of the Month quilt that uses a variety of piecing techniques.

Block of the Month Quilt

Decorative Stitches

#1332-1344 Feather Stitch Variations, #1351, 1358-1395 and Open Decorative Stitches: Embellishment for crazy patch and other decorative work.  Add decorative  stitches  to  a plain  fabric  before cutting  and  piecing  your  patchwork.

crazy patch block

Quilting Stitches

#1325 Longer Straight Stitch:  This 3 mm stitch has more definition and is good for straight stitch quilting.

#1327 Stipple Stitch: Curvy, continuous line that mimics free-motion stippling.

#1328, 1347-1348, 1350 Hand-Look Quilting Stitch: Programmed to look like a hand running stitch,

#1396-1398: Curvy Line Straight Stitches: Three variations, good for a variety of quilting patterns as shown in the photo below. Click here for more information about the curvy line quilting stitches.

Curvy Line Quilting

Appliqué Stitches

#1329 Blanket Stitch: Single blanket stitch for stitching along the edges of applique shapes.

#1330 Blanket Stitch: Double blanket stitch for stitching along the edges of applique shapes.

#1331 Hand-Look Applique Stitch: Narrow blindstitch used for invisible applique.

#1345 Blanket Stitch: Double Reverse blanket stitch for stitching along the edges of applique shapes.

#1354 Satin Stitch: Satin stitch with a 2.5 mm width for traditional applique.

Click here for instructions for Blanket stitch applique.

blanket stitch applique

Joining Stitches

#1352 Single Dual Blanket Stitch: Good for flat-joined decorative seams.

#1353 Double Dual Blanket Stitch: Good for flat-joined decorative seams.

#1356, 1357, 1359 Dual Blanket Stitch Variations: Good for flat-joined decorative seams.

Click here for instructions on sewing edge-joined seams.

joining seam

For more info about machine quilting, see The Big Book of Machine Quilting at your local BERNINA Store. Click here to find a BERNINA store near you.

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