Bernina

Bernina Sewing Machines celebrate their 125th anniversary in 2018.

To mark this milestone Bernina produced some fantastic limited edition anniversary products. As 2018 draws to a close don’t miss the opportunity to own some of these fantastic products.

Bernina 125th Anniversary Limited Edition Items

Bernina 880E Plus Sewing & Embroidery Machine Anniversary Edition
Bernina 790E Plus Sewing & Embroidery Machine Anniversary Edition
Bernina 770QE Quilters Edition Sewing Machine Anniversary Edition

Please contact us on 01822 810877 to talk about availability for these special edition machines.

Bernina 125th Anniversary Rulerwork Ruler Set

Out of stock at the time of writing – please use the link above to gte notified when back in stock.

Jubilee Ruler Panel Guide by Amanda Murphy

Benartex Amanda Murphy Jubilee Panel Multi 24″ x 43″

OESD Jubilee Designs USB by Amanda Murphy

There’s also a fab free Star Jubilee pattern available here

Bernina 125th Anniversary Quilt Kits

See the video with details of this fantastic collection

Bernina Foot 1V Reverse Pattern Golden Edition
Bernina 125th Anniversary Cutting Set Limited Edition

 

Contact Quilt Direct on 01822 810877 to find out more about this and other products

 

BERNINA Toolbox – Embroidery made easy.

Do what you want to do! With BERNINA Toolbox, you not only have the right tool for the job but you can access a number of inspiring designs and templates. Let your imagination run wild and make the most out of your ideas: custom embroidered works of art that will delight your friends and family! Get started with Mac, PC or Tablet, compatible with all common Embroidery Machines.

Get a 30 days Free Trial.

BERNINA Toolbox Editing

  • Edit embroidery designs
  • Modify designs or objects
  • Combine, rotate or duplicate
    Mirror & rescale designs
  • 100 embroidery designs for free

BERNINA Toolbox Lettering

  • Embroider individual lettering
  • 100 alphabets to choose from
  • 6 text shapes
  • 5 two-tone fonts
  • 200 embroidery designs for free

BERNINA Toolbox -Lettering Basic

  • Get started with embroidering letters
  • 20 alphabets to choose from
  • 6 text shapes
    Widen and italicize lettering
  • 100 embroidery designs for free

BERNINA Toolbox Monogramming

  • Monograms for personalization
  • 15 specially designed alphabets
  • 10 monograms for very small lettering
    1 to 3-letter monograms
  • 100 embroidery designs for free

Buy BERNINA Toolbox from Quilt Direct

Select separate modules or get a discount when you buy the complete  BERNINA Toolbox Bundle

 

 

BERNINA Toolbox 30 Day Trial Download

Download for Windows

Download for MAC

 

Bernina Artlink V7 FREE Download

Bernina have given us a link to download the basic version of the Bernina Artlink Embroidery Software. This allows easy re-sizing and re-colouring of designs and is specifically used to reformat and download designs from your PC to your Bernina embroidery machines.

Artlink has an improved user interface and is compatible with most brands – not just Bernina.

 

 

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Download Bernina Artlink Free Software

If you need more than the free version has to offer, then you might consider buying the latest full Bernina Designer Plus Version Software from QuiltDirect.

 

Keep an eye on Quilt Direct for special offers and new products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bernina 24 and 24V are our choice for Foot of the Month for September 2018.

Click on the image to find out more and order your new Bernina Free Embroidery Foot 24 or 24V.

 

An open toed foot, designed for free hand embroidery, but a favourite for machine quilting too.

BERNINA presser feet are in a class of their own. Watch this video to see how they are produced and what makes them so special. Each BERNINA foot is precision-engineered for a specific task. The robust shanks and soles are made of the finest materials and processed with the utmost care and expertise.

 

What you can expect when you buy a BERNINA Presser Foot from Quilt Direct:

  • Finest materials
  • Swiss engineered quality
  • State of art technology
  • Handcrafted
  • Durable
  • Know how
  • Excellent Quality Control
  • Passion for detail
  • Superb service from the Quilt Direct team

From now until the end of May 2018 the Bernina 770QE is available from Quilt Direct for only £2,995 saving £200.

 Features

  •  The BERNINA Hook – a centrally placed driver which allows the BERNINA Hook to run fast and quiet.  The BERNINA Hook can sew high-precision stitches up to 9 mm at speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute, and the bobbin holds up to 70% more thread.
  • Extended Freearm  – a meticulously engineered extended freearm with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle providing plenty of space for large, beautiful sewing and quilting projects.
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension – electronically adjusts to the selected stitch width, length, speed, and needle position on each penetration of the needle into the fabric. The result is the finest stitching without pressing a button.
  • BERNINA Patchwork foot 97D – with movable guide rail it provides extra reliability for when joining together the patchwork pieces. When used in conjunction with the straight stitch needle place, it enables you to achieve a perfect stitch result.
  • BERNINA Dual Feed – tames hard-to-manage fabrics providing superb fabric feed and optimum visibility while sewing. Easy to engage when needed, the BERNINA Dual Feed tucks completely out of the way when it’s not.
  • The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) –  assists with free-motion sewing and quilting with a straight or zigzag stitch, ensuring stitches of the exact same length even at variable sewing speeds.
  • Embroidery Unit – simply slot the embroidery unit into the machine and off you go! With 140 Designs and 6 Alphabets you will have plenty of inspiration.
  • Free Tuition – Quilt Direct offer up to 1½ days free tuition in beautiful Devon. There are also free tuition days at the Bernina Tuition Centre in London.

Accessories

There are some great accessories available with the 770QE

Presser Feet: 7 4 Bobbins
Reverse Pattern Foot 1C (9mm) 1 Pack Asstd Needles
Reverse Pattern Foot 1D (9mm Dual Feed) Height Compensation Tool
Automatic Buttonhole Foot 3A Seam Guide Right
Zipper Foot 4D (Dual Feed) Seam Ripper
Open Toe Embroidery Foot 20C (9mm) Small Screwdriver
Patchwork Foot 97D (Dual Feed) Touch Screen Pen
BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) 42 Angular Torx Tool
Instruction Manual Torx Screw Driver
Instructional Presentation DVD  3 Spool Retainers
Slide-on Table  2 Foam Pads
Free Hand System (Knee Lift) Oil
Soft Cover Lint brush
Accessory Wardrobe Straight Stitch/ Cutwork Needle Plate

All this plus the fantastic 7 year Bernina warranty.

But don’t take our word for it, have a look at this great Bernina video showcasing the BERNINA 770QE.

Sorry, but you’ll have to supply your own kittens!

 Offer available until 31 May 2018 while stocks last

 

We love it when our clients are happy, and every now and then we get such a lovely letter we just have to share it.

Here’s what Elizabeth G had to say about Rick, the Bernina Doctor.

Dear Katherine,
Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to Rick,   I bought my Bernina Artista 640 [a few years ago],   at the time was not thinking about the embroidery module, sadly , the module was discontinued much to my annoyance   I was not informed of this, so, when I did decide the time was right I was left high and dry, until, my Husband,   browsing through the website for Bernina products  he came across Quilt Direct, this “light bulb” moment discovery was to prove a turning point in my life,    not only ,  with your knowledge and help did I get a module that would work on my 640, but, the amazing Rick  came into my life ,  well not only my life but also my 640 !!  I had never really got the high definition sewing results I had expected,  until, having spoken with Rick on the telephone, here I must also point out Rick spent an inordinate amount of his time on the phone explaining how I could improve the working of my machine, which I had been constantly returning to the shop for correction and maintenance which was like putting a sticking plaster over a gaping wound !!  at this point my Husband and I decided to make the nearly 400 mile round trip to see you and allow Rick to do a proper and I emphasise, a proper service,   needless to say after Rick had worked his magic proving his knowledge of Bernina machines second to none I was given back a machine working  better than it had ever done even from day one of purchase,    I cannot praise Rick highly enough I call him my hero as the overriding joy I get from my sewing and embroidery has enhanced my life a hundred fold, as an 80 year old and a sewer from the age of 12 I have had a number of sewing machines but, never ,  has sewing given one more delight than my Bernina 640 and that is all up to Rick to whom I shall be eternally grateful ..  no one else will be trusted with the maintenance work it will always be sent to Rick I just cannot praise him highly enough … needless to say, my Bernina 700 will also be under the sole protection of Rick. I would highly recommend his expertise and workmanship to anyone wishing to prolong and receive the high definition of work from their machine to none other than RICK …  my thanks to you both for all you have done for me over the last two years proving no matter what age you are, given the best machine and best mechanic you will have endless hours of pleasure

Yours most sincerely

 
Elizabeth G

Well, that made Rick blush! Rick and everyone at Quilt Direct are privileged to be a part of this happy story, and we hope Elizabeth has many, many more years of happy sewing.

If you want to find out a bit more about getting a bit of Rick magic into your Bernina, send us a quick email.     

 

 

Bernina Foot 16V Gathering 5mmThe Bernina Presser Foot 16 is  used for gathering and ruffling fabric.  The gathering is produced because the sole doesn’t rest evenly on the feed-dog causing uneven fabric feed. This allows one piece of fabric to be gathered while it is being attached to another layer of fabric, meaning a ruffle can be made and attached in one single operation. The amount of gathering is easily adjusted by varying stitch length and needle thread tension. For heavier fabrics, use long stitch or basting stitch for gathering. The distance between rows of gathering can range from a minimum of 3/16″ (5mm) to a maximum of 3/8″ (10mm).

 

Buy a Bernina Presser Foot 16 for gathering from Quilt Direct

The BERNINA 350 Cotton and Steel Special Edition machines, added to the BERNINA 3 Series line, are not just beautiful on the outside, but all BERNINA on the inside!

Choose from the two gorgeous faceplates ‘Hello Lovely and ‘I Love Sewing’

Bernina 350 Cotton and Steel Special Edition

Bernina 350 ‘Hello Lovely’

 

Bernina 350 Cotton and Steel Special Edition

Bernina 350 ‘I Love Sewing’

 

 

BERNINA Free Hand System offers an amazing range of functions for sewers and quilters. Even beginners will find it easy to use, and the Free Hand System (FHS), allows you to leave your hands on your project while you raise the presser foot and lower the feed-dog, allowing you more control over your fabric.

The BERNINA 350 SE has 191 pre-programmed stitches; 18 utility stitches, two buttonhole stitches, a full 63 decorative stitches, and 11 quilting stitches, makes this machine perfect for quilting, creating and everyday sewing.

  • High-precision automatic buttonhole function
  • Memory function with 30 storage locations
  • Free-arm Extension table for larger work area
  • Full shank BERNINA presser feet

 

Order your Bernina 350 Cotton and Steel Special Edition and Quilt Direct will give you:

  • A Free Foot – Choose the 24V foot or the 29C foot

The Bernina 24V Foot is a favourite with machine embroiderers and quilters as it has an open toe for better visibility

The Bernina 29C Foot has a CLEAR sole, for improved visibility when freehand quilting

  • £25 Gift Voucher for you to spend as you wish

Order before 11 June and we’ll take £50 off the usual price

Bernina 350 Cotton and Steel Special Edition Offer!

 

Quilt Direct have limited stock of two new fabulous ruler kits from Bernina.

These kits, each featuring 5 rulers selected by Bernina will set you on the Ruler Quilting learning curve and beyond. These specialised quilting rulers help to create accurate, repeatable designs.

Bernina Quilting Ruler Kit

5 Rulers selected by Bernina to set you on the Ruler Quilting learning curve and beyond.
Includes:
Nested Mini Ovals ½” x 1″ to 2″ x 4″
Nested Mini Circles 1″ to 4″
Squiggle & Wave 1¾” x 5/8″ Squiggle & 5″ x 3¾” Wave
Mini Straight Line 10¾” x 2½”
Mini 4 in 1 4¼” x 6¼”

¼” thick acrylic for use with ruler foot 72V or 96V

Buy Bernina Quilting Ruler Kit Set 1

 

Bernina Quilting Ruler Kit Set5 Rulers selected by Bernina to set you on the Ruler Quilting learning curve and beyond.

Includes:
Nested Ovals ½” x 1″ to 2″ x 4″
Nested Circles 1″ to 4″
S- Shape
Starter Rule
Mini 4 in 1 4¼” x 6¼”

¼” thick acrylic for use with ruler foot 72V or 96V

Buy Bernina Quilting Ruler Kit Set 2

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