Welcome to our 125 years celebration of the BERNINA company! We’re celebrating by bringing you lots of inspiration and today we’re focusing on basic free-motion stitching with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) tips and techniques. As a bonus we’re giving you the chance to win a bit of BERNINA gold, scroll to the bottom of the post to find our anniversary giveaway!
If you’re not familiar with the BSR accessory, click here to find out everything you need to know about the BERNINA Stitch Regulator!
Before using the BSR you’ll need to get ready for free-motion stitching. Follow along with Lori Kennedy’s Twelve Steps to Free-Motion Quilting before you start to stitch.
Be sure to also read our Top 5 Tips for Successful Free-Motion Quilting before you sit down to sew with the BSR.
The key to using the BSR or any foot for free-motion quilting is to move your fabric at a steady, even pace. Kerby Smith passes on some solid tips to Find Your Natural Stitching Speed here at WeAllSew.
The BSR can help keep your stitches even when you are quilting large areas with fill stitches. Lori Kennedy shows you how you can create Fast, Easy Machine Quilting Fills that are perfect for use with the BSR.
Learn how easy it is to create stitched swirls using FMQ from Amanda Murphy! Visit the Free-Motion Quilted Swirls video tutorial here.
Free-motion stitching pretty feathers is a breeze with the BSR. Learn How to Quilt Feathers in this post from Amanda Murphy.
With any kind of stitching, BSR included, practice makes perfect! Hone your skills with these fun Free-Motion Quilting Exercises from Annie Smith.
Learn how to make different patterns in this four-part series that takes your FMQ skills with the BSR beyond the basics. Find the first Free-Motion Quilting Series post from Megan Bohr here.
August 125 Years Golden Anniversary Giveaway!
All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “Do you free-motion stitch with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, or with a different foot?” The the giveaway is open through Friday, August 17!
The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by August 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.