Bernina Braiding Presser Foot 21Bernina Braiding Presser Foot 21 and 21V are designed for couching braids and thicker yarn, also perfect for narrow ribbons and multiple strands of thin cords or yarns. The 21 or 21V can also be used to produce raised or padded satin stitch as well as passementerie, trimming, elastics and corded appliqué. The beveled cut-out accommodates cords of up to 3mm thickness.


This is our Bernina  Foot of the Month for May 2016 (get 20% off)

Foot BF21 is for older style machines 607 to 1630 including the current 1008S
Foot 21V is for all new models 125-145, 140-200, 220-240, 330- 380, 430-730, 710-790, 820-880

Buy a Bernina Braiding Presser Foot 21V

Buy a Bernina Braiding Presser Foot BF21

 Bernina presser feet instructions: Attaching a presser foot A useful little video for Bernina newbies. This video shows how to attach and replace BERNINA presser feet. Bernina presser feet can be attached very easily with just one hand. The opening at the top of the shank fits the cone of the clamp like a glove. Slide the presser foot over the cone and fully up into the clamp. Then push the clamping lever down. The free-hand system enables you to produce the largest possible clearance in the needle area, providing extra space when attaching the presser foot

See more Bernina Presser Feet videos on our Youtube channel or visit Quilt Direct Bernina Presser Feet to buy presser feet

Piece beautiful quilts, just like a pro! Our video tutorial shows you how to achieve expert results and precise, straight lines in no time at all with the BERNINA patchwork feet no 97 and 97D. The patchwork feet 97 and 97D are designed for BERNINA machines with 9 mm stitch width. They can be used to sew with seam allowances of ¼ inch, 1/8 inch or 7.5mm (as used in Europe). In this video, you will find out how to attach the patchwork foot and the seam guide, which stitch plate and settings to use, and how to sew with the desired seam allowance. The video also includes detailed step-by-step instructions on how to precisely sew a mitered corner. You can thus implement your creative ideas for perfectly pieced quilts and have your work under control at all times thanks to the high quality of this BERNINA presser foot.

Buy a Bernina Patchwork Foot 97 or 97D

Bernina Foot 3V Manual Buttonhole from Quilt DirectUse the Bernina 3V Manual Buttonhole Foot whenever manual buttonholes are indicated such as for extra long or extra small buttonholes, or in difficult areas with uneven thicknesses of fabrics such as narrow collar stands. Use this foot to sew buttonholes with or without gimp. The sole of the foot has two grooves, which allow the fabric to move freely even as thread builds up to form the beads of the buttonhole. The guide between the grooves helps keep the beads of the buttonhole parallel, even when long buttonholes are sewn. The slight indentation in the front of the foot allows the free passage of the thread as the stitching reverses to complete the buttonhole. The center “toe” (prong) in the front of the foot can be used to hook gimp or cord. It is used for corded buttonholes, gathering with cord or sewing shirring elastic. This foot can also be used for whip-and-roll edges in fine fabrics like batiste (Swiss edge).

The buttonhole foot lets you sew individual buttonholes with or without cording and in any desired length. This presser foot is also suitable for gathering, corded or elastic-corded smocking, inserting mini-piping and other decorative applications. The grooves on the sole provide sufficient space to accommodate the sewn beads, enabling smooth forward and reverse feeding when sewing buttonholes.

Buy A Bernina 3V Manual Buttonhole Foot

Bernina Foot 2V OverlockThe Bernina 2V Overlock Presser is suitable for overlock seams and machine-hemming. It can also be used to sew decorative hems, ribbing and satin stitching on most knits. The stitches are formed over the pin on the inside edge, giving extra thread to each stitch thus producing flexible, flat seams. The overlock pattern foot no. 2 fits the Bernina machine models with CB hook system and a maximum stitch width of 5.5mm. On models with rotary hook system and a maximum stitch width of 9mm presser foot no. 2A must be used.The stitches are formed over the pin, giving more thread to each stitch. The edge will not pucker.

Buy a Bernina 2V Overlock Presser Foot

Bernina Foot 1V The Bernina 1V reverse-pattern foot is an all-purpose foot for straightstitching and ‘open’ decorative stitch patterns. This is a versatile foot, suitable for heavyweight fabrics like denim, wool and corduroy. It is also ideal for various utility and decorative stitch patterns, ribbing and hems. There is an indentation in front of and at the back of the needle opening to facilitate forward and reverse stitching. The reverse pattern foot no. 1 fits the Bernina machine models with CB hook system and a maximum stitch width of 5.5mm. On models with rotary hook system and a maximum stitch width of 9mm presser foot no. 1C must be used. The indentation in front and behind the needle opening allows for forward and reverse stitching.

Buy a Bernina 1V Reverse Pattern Presser Foot


The Bernina Zig Zag Presser Foot 0V is an all-purpose presser foot suitable for various utility and decorative stitch patterns, particularly for straight or zig zag stitching. It can be used together with all needle types and for embroidery and leather projects.

This presser foot is great for sewing with straight stitch, zig zag and all forward feed stiches. The sole of the foot is flat in front of the needle, providing additional fabric control. This zig zag presser foot is especially useful to reduce flagging in fine fabrics, promoting perfect stitch formation. This zig zag foot is also suitable for gathering, shell-hemming and sewing-on stretchable fabrics.

Buy a Bernina Zig Zag Presser Foot 0V

Seeing something being done is often so much more useful that just reading about it – especially if you’re a quilter.

There are so many fantastic quilting videos out there – instructions, handy hints, patterns, advice on machines – just about everything you could ever want to know. The tricky bit is finding them!

Quilt Direct have decided to catalogue all the videos we find into helpful groupings that will, hopefully, make things easier for you to find the quilting help you need.

We’ve added a Bernina Sewing Machine playlist to our youtube page.

6573789A list of useful videos ranging from simply how to clean your Bernina, comprehensive guides on using the variety of sewing machine feet and other great features in Bernina machines, and even a few to help you when things go wrong.



The Festival of Quilts – Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show – is back for 2015
Over 300 exhibitors, international artist showcasing their work and the competition featuring over 1,000 competition quilts.

Quilt Direct will be there at Stand C39 – come and see us and our fabulous range of Accuquilt Go, Bernina Sewing Machines and Mettler threads.

accuquilt go Accuquilt Go! Cutter!
This revolutionary hand-operated roller system uses AccuQuilt GO! dies to cut perfect pieces every time. Cut up to 6 layers of cotton in one turn of the handle.

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The ultimate in domestic sewing machines; Bernina are a family owned Swiss company that was founded over 100 years ago, known around the globe for their reliability, ease of use and outstanding quality we are proud to be a leading Bernina Agent.

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Our quilts are made with the best cotton fabrics we can find, so we really should use the best cotton thread available. Quilters all over the world know and love Mettler thread, and its fabulous range of colours.



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Bernina have just unveiled their new updated generation of the BERNINA 7 series

The next generation of the BERNINA 720, BERNINA 770 and BERNINA 790 have arrived at QuiltDirect

Take a look at some of the great features and order yours today!


BERN720_longThe Bernina 720 offers traditional sewing on a contemporary longarm sewing machine. The New Bernina 720 range includes:

  • 5.5mm stitch width for precision stitching
  • An Extended Free arm
  • Ultra-responsive touch screen
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • BERNINA Hook system


B770_Header_VGEnjoy sewing, quilting and endless possibilities. This machine offers a lot of space for big art work.

  • 9mm stitch width for precision stitching
  • An Extended Free arm
  • Ultra-responsive touch screen
  • BERNINA Hook system
  • Total Stitch Control
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
  • BERNINA Dual Feed
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • New user interface


B790_Header_VGThe BERNINA 790  provides plenty of space for large, beautiful sewing and embroidery projects. The extra-large embroidery module lets you stitch out maxi-sized motifs. The BERNINA 790 features a Stitch Designer which allows you to create your own stitches by drawing your ideas right on the touch screen.  Embroidery mode lets you easily position, mirror, rotate and resize motifs. Design editing on the B 790 offers a wealth of additional options, letting you create curved lettering effects, alter stitch density, and combine decorative stitches or alphabets with embroidery designs. The finished design can be saved directly on the machine or on a USB stick.

  • 9mm stitch width for precision stitching
  • An Extended Free arm
  • Ultra-responsive touch screen
  • BERNINA Hook system
  • Total Stitch Control
  • BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension
  • The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
  • BERNINA Patchwork foot 97D
  • BERNINA Dual Feed
  • Semi-automatic needle threader
  • New user interface


Extended Freearm for Grand Ideas

ext freearmThe BERNINA 7 Series includes a meticulously engineered 12” extended freearm with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle




hookThe heart of the BERNINA 7 Series features a novel, centrally placed driver, which allows the BERNINA Hook to run fast yet quietly. The BERNINA Hook sews high-precision stitches up to 9 mm (5.5mm for the 720 range) in width with speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute. The bobbin holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins allowing you to sew longer without interruption.


Total Stitch Control

stitch controlAll BERNINA 7 Series models provide an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether altering stitch length, stitch width or needle position, the machine will remember the stitch details for you. Your personal settings can be saved and retrieved at will. And the USB interface allows you to import and export stitches and stitch patterns or combinations.


BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension

adaptive threadA BERNINA innovation, provides ideal thread tension while sewing to achieve perfect stitch quality on both sides of the fabric. Once the tension is set according to the thread and fabric used, BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension will constantly check the thread tension, adjusting it automatically when needed. The result is the finest stitching without pressing a button.


The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

stitch regThe BERNINA 770QE and the 790 range are equipped with the BSR function. The BSR foot assists you with free-motion sewing and quilting with a straight or zigzag stitch, ensuring stitches of the exact same length even at variable sewing speeds. Beginners quickly gain confidence with the BSR, while experienced quilters acquire additional self-assurance. The BSR foot comes in the standard accessories package of the BERNINA 770 QE.



dual feedThe innovative 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 Patchwork foot 97D

patchwork footWith movable guide rail. For patchworking, 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.


Ultra-responsive touch screen

The BERNINA 7 Series features BERNINA’s super sensitive touch screen, making it so simple to control and program your machine

Semi-automatic needle threader

needle threaderResponds to your needs. The presser foot automatically lowers at the start of a seam and lifts at the end. The machine will cut the thread for you at the end of your seam or color change. Also included is a practical extension table with ample space to hold your larger sewing projects.


New user interface

user interfceUser-friendly features and intuitive navigation: the Sewing Consultant and built-in tutorials offer direct onscreen support and answers to your questions at any time, day or night.


Love the machine! Spent today making a ridiculously complicated jacket, I had to adapt the pattern a fair bit – one day I might take the simple route – but its worked so well, no swearing at the machine, I haven’t spent hours trying to thread needles, even the unpicking was straight forward! (Needed major adjustment around the head of the sleeves), I have straight topstitching, not tackled a button hole yet, that will be next garment, but I love the precision, and the needle up/down makes life so simple. Love my new machine thank you.
DS from Devon


Find out more about these machines here or give us a call on 01822 810877

warr…and don’t forget these machines now have a 7 year Bernina UK warranty

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