Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

Oak Park Shopping Center    6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601
Raleigh Phone:  (919) 782-2945   Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5,Sun 1-5

Wilmington: 4403F Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
Wilmington Phone: (910) 769-2775    Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5



Welcome!

  New fabrics are arriving daily! Come by and let us stir your imagination.  Your creative muse is just waiting for you.  Our classes are many and varied and we are sure you will find something to inspire you!  We are a full service quilting store with over 4,000 bolts of quality cotton fabrics and the full line of Bernina products. 

Our knowledgeable staff has over 100 years of combined sewing experience with Bernina sewing machines.  We look forward to seeing you soon!




News


Psst....

Machine Sale in-store Availability and Prices will never be better than NOW. Machine availability is a challenge - however, we continue to have great machines for you to try; call or eMail us with a request for a sit-together time at the store.
Phone: 919 782 2945
eMail: TryBeforeYouBuy at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom

November!
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some...

    Psst.... This week....
  • Black Friday: FQ Frenzy and Panel specials
    November 27, 2020

  • Cyber Monday: 20% off online
    November 30, 2020

If you have questions at his time, please eMail us at:
send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


Now thru February 9, 2021
BERNINA Dream It, Sew It,
STUDIO Happening,
Stay tuned for information - about all the key Fall dates/sales.

Just Some of the November Happenings

DREAM STUDIO...

FREE SEWING CABINET WITH THE PURCHASE OF B 880 PLUS*

Purchase a B 880 PLUS and get a CHOICE of FREE Sewing Cabinet

  • BERNINA Luxe Sewing Suite

    OR

  • BERNINA Artisan Studio Cabinet by Koala

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
DREAM STUDIO Information on BERNINA USA Website

* Offer valid October 1, 2020 - February 9, 2021 at any participating BERNINA Store in the United States of America. Offer applies to one single purchase of a new BERNINA 880 PLUS machine. Offer good for one (1) base model BERNINA Luxe Sewing Suite by Horn ($4,999 MSRP) or one (1) base model BERNINA Artisan Studio by Koala ($5,799 MSRP). Customer is responsible for cabinet shipping and handling costs and/or any additional add-ons or customization costs. Cannot be replaced with any offer. Not valid on previous purchases or with any other offers or coupons. Some exclusions may apply. Subject to availability. Available while supplies last. Taxes not included in total purchase calculation. Customer is responsible for all applicable sales tax. Offer void where prohibited by law.


Buy One BERNINA, Get One Free...

Buy a B 790 PLUS SE and get $5,073 in FREE gifts*
  • B 480 Special Edition
  • Walking Foot #50
  • XL Machine Suitcase SE
  • L Machine Suitcase SE
  • XL Embroidery Module Suitcase SE
  • Over 300 additional embroidery designs

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
B 790 PLUS Special Edition - Buy One and Get Gifts Information on BERNINA USA Website

* BERNINA (B) 790 PLUS Special Edition Gift with Purchase (GWP) available to retail purchaser of a new B 790 PLUS Special Edition sewing/embroidery machine. B 790 PLUS Special Edition GWP includes each of the following: One (1) BERNINA 480 Special Edition machine, MSRP $2,899; One (1) USB Stick with 201 Embroidery Designs by OESD, MSRP $398, and 121 Embroidery Designs by Ann Lauer, MSRP $279; One (1) BERNINA Special Edition Large Machine Suitcase, MSRP $399; One (1) BERNINA Special Edition X-Large Machine Suitecase, MSRP $499; One (1) BERNINA Special Edition X-Large Embroidery Module Bag, MSRP $399; One (1) Three-sole walking foot with seam guide #50, MSRP $200. Total B 790 PLUS Special Edition GWP value: $5,073. Offer may not be combined or replaced with any other BERNINA of America, LLC promotional offers, rebates, coupons or discounts. Not valid on previous purchases. Taxes are not included in the total purchase calculation. Offer available at participating BERNINA Stores in the United States of America only. Offer valid August 1, 2020–March 31, 2021. 50 US/DC, 18+. Void where prohibited by law.


Selected Time/Duration Financing Specials Are Available
Financing Options Including:
*60 mths...
Using BERNINA Credit Card
Now thru Dec. 1, 2020

*60 months on purchases $3,000 and more made with your BERNINA Credit Card. 60 Equal Monthly Payments Required: Now thru Dec. 1, 2020

Don't Have a Bernina Credit Card?

Click Here to Apply Today


In preparation-of, perhaps browse the following.

Pre-Buy BERNINA Planning Web-form

Some matters to keep in mind....

If you prefer to view the Some matters... Web-form in PDF format, please click on:

If you have questions about any of the above, please eMail us at: send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


QUILTERS CHOICE...

FREE choice of gift with purchase of B 570 QE or the B 770 QE valued up to $2000

  • Purchase a B 570 QE and get with the purchase:

    Embroidery Module
    OR
    BERNINA L 450 Overlocker

  • Purchase a B 770 QE and get with the purchase:

    Embroidery Module
    OR
    BERNINA L 460 Overlocker

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
B 570 QE and B770 E Chilters Choice Information on BERNINA USA Website


Q SERIES SPECIALS...

Special Pricing and Bundling
Ready for YOU to try at our Raleigh store. Don't forget about special financing day Sat. Oct 17. Perhaps you have room-for in your studio?

  • The BERNINA Q 16 and foldable table with Adjustable Height folds to a compact 9 inches, so when you’re not quilting, you can tuck it away.
  • The BERNINA Q 20 with Horn Lift Table - Special Price and Bundled With:
    • Q 20 Dust Cover
    • BERNINA Red Chair
    • Gripper Rings
    • Q Series Gift Box $999 value
  • The BERNINA Q 24 on Frame with Q-matic - Special Price and Bundled With:
    • Frame Casters
    • Batting Bar
    • Zippered Leaders
    • Q Series Gift Box $999 value

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
Q Series Specials Information on BERNINA USA Website


If you have questions about the above, please call the Raleigh store: 919 782 2945 or eMail us at:
send mail to: October2020 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



BERNINA L890 Overlocker
Truly a revolution in Overlock and Coverstitching
  • One-Step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Intuitive operation via touch screen
  • Fast, precise & quiet
  • Extremely convenient
  • Total Stitch Control

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
L890 Info on BERNINA USA Website

BERNINA L850 Overlocker
The ultimate Overlocker
  • One-step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Extremely fast, precise and quiet
  • Convenient freearm
  • Total Stitch Control for perfect seams
  • Grand sewing space

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
L850 Info on BERNINA USA Website


BERNINA USA L8 Series Press Announcement Aug 11, 2020

If you have questions about the above, please call the Raleigh store: 919 782 2945 or eMail us at:
send mail to: L8Overlockers at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



BERNINA 7 Series - Why Not Treat Yourself to the Best?
A few 7 Series Models:


B790

Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting
Enhanced editing in embroidery, Thread Away
Working Space: 13" extended freearm, 10.00 inches to right of needle.


B770QEE

Sewing, Embroidery, Quilting
Embroidery capable, BERNINA Dual Feed
Working Space: 13" extended freearm, 10.00 inches to right of needle.


B740

Comfortable Sewing and embellishing
Embroidery capable, BERNINA Dual Feed
Working Space: 10.00 inches to right of needle.


B700

Embroidery
Large intuitive user interface, Quilt embroidery results.
Embroider designs up to 400 x 210 mm

They Look Great and Sew Great - and are Special!
Want to arrange a time for Try/Sew? eMail to:
BWOSSpecialEditionMachines at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

For additional information, using the BERNINA Website, click on the following:

7 Series on Bernina Site



BERNINA 4 Series
At Bernina World of Sewing
BERNINA 480, 475 and 435 are Here
And they Sew Great!

Sonja's Initial Comments after some sewing with the B480: (Shown in no particular order)


    First-try, noticed, Features:
  • Same Screen size / appearance as the new 5Series machine.
  • Excellent lighting
  • Thread Cutter
  • Automatic Secure Button
  • Large bobbin
  • Freehand system
  • An easy accessible connection for the BSR if you have a BSR
  • 9mm stitch blade shows the decorating stitches great

Some Examples of Bernina 480 Stitches

(Click on the above to see in a larger-sized image).

(Initial) Summary Comment: With an MSRP of $2899, if you want/need/love a 9mm stitch blade: it would be a pleasure to show you the BERNINA 480. Don't hesitate to stop by the store and any of our staff can assist you - or, eMail us to set up a time for you to try the B480:
eMail to: BWOS4Series@BerninaWorldofSewing.com
Sonja at Bernina World of Sewing


Some Highlites:

    PORTABILITY
    Perfect size for all projects and easy to move around, sew with friends, or take to classes.

    JUMBO BOBBIN
    Stitch longer without interruption with a Jumbo Bobbin that holds up to 70% more thread than standard bobbins. Perfect for quilting.

    BERNINA STITCH REGULATOR (BSR)
    The B 480 and B 475 QE machines are compati­ble with the optional BERNINA Stitch Regulator which keeps stitches even and consistent, provid­ing confidence for the beginner or insurance for those more experienced with free-motion stitch­ing techniques.

    AUTOMATIC THREAD CUTTER The B 480 and B 475 QE feature an Automatic Thread Cutter. With the touch of a button the upper and lower threads are automatically cut.

    ADAPTIVE THREAD TENSION Once the tension is set, the thread tension is constantly monitored and adjusted automati­cally, if needed, resulting in the

(Click on the following to see in a larger-sized image)
To see more information related to the BERNINA 4 Series shown on the BERNINA USA Website, click on:
BERNINA 4 Series information shown on the BERNINA USA Website


Questions/Comments or if you wish to be alerted when our BERNINA 4 Series machines are ready for you to try: Just eMail:
send mail to: BWOS4Series@BerninaWorldofSewing.com


BERNINA 3-Series Machines:
BERNINA 335 and BERNINA 325
Give them a Look!
Now, at Our Store

Some Highlites:
B 335
  • Superior stitch control
  • Easy buttonholes
  • Easy threading
    and More.

MSRP $1,499

B 325
  • Easy threading
  • Customize sewing-speed
  • Big space for big ideas
    and More.

MSRP $1,299



For online information for the machines, click on:

BERNINA Website
3 Series - 335

BERNINA Website
3 Series - 325

Send me a note if you would like me to arrange a try-yourself session: send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


BERNINA 535 - Give it a Look!
Are you looking for a BERNINA?
There are Many options - perhaps the B535?

If you are looking for a fine machine for now and in the future: Give the BERNINA 535 a close look. Embroidery module can be added now or later; the machine's software is ready for you: Now.

    Some Highlites:
  • 5mm Stitch Width
  • New 4.3" Color Touch Screen
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Security Stitch
  • Personal Settings
    and More.




MSRP $3,499.00 (Ask the store for current sales going on)
For online information for the machine, click on:
BERNINA USA Webpage Information for B535

A special, long-lasting machine.

Send me a note if you would like me to arrange a try-yourself session: send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



Recent Fabrics

Five of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Jane Austen At Home Boxed Quilt Kit - Riley Blake Designs

100% Cotton
$205.99 Per Kit

Jane Austen At Home Boxed Quilt Kit Web Shopping

  • Strawberry Fields - Cotton+Steel

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard


Strawberry Fields Web Shopping

  • Origins Blenders - Quilting Treasures

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Origins Blenders Web Shopping

  • Bali Watercolors - Hoffman

100% Cotton
$10.45 Per Yard

Bali Watercolors Web Shopping

  • Sea Botanica - Figo Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard

Sea Botanica Web Shopping

To see more selected Just-Arrived fabrics, click on:

  • Jane Austen At Home - Riley Blake Designs

100% Cotton
$12.25 Per Yard

Jane Austen at Home Web Shopping
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Jane Austen At Home Kit Web Shopping

A few kits have now arrived! Fabrics arrived in August.

Sonja has started making the quilt and she is a Jane Austen and this-collection's fabric fan! She and a couple of other quilters are also using selected fabrics from the Jane Austen fabric collection for making quilts selected from the book: "QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset, The Taunton Press ("Designs inspired by Vintage Quilts from the American Museum in Britain). Stay tuned if you are interested - and, if you have any comments/questions: Just eMail:
send mail to: JaneAustenAtHome at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom or catch Sonja at the Raleigh store when you are both there.

The Store Sample Project/Progress
The Fabric Collection
The Riley Blake Designs' Kit-Quilt
Kits have arrived and work-with has started.

Jane Austen At Home Kit Web Shopping
Progress Report/Info Regarding The QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset Book Project


A reminder: We have a good selection of fabrics in our "Inventory Reduction" area that are marked 30% (at least) off. We recently added selected panels to this area. Fabrics are added to this Sale area regularly as we aim at keeping the number of fabrics in this area at a sufficient level to make room for new fabric that is currently arriving and on the way! Stop by and check-out the Fabric Sale area.


Sales and More

Stay tuned for information - However: Always know that the store has the LATEST information. Stop by!



BERNINA Toolbox

Are you headed down the path - or,
You are thinking about heading down the path - or:
You have been down the path in the past and did not continue the path for some reason - Of:
Embroidery Software?

Let's try the BERNINA Toolbox soon. Priced right, with a free 30-day trial available: Now.
For information, go to the BERNINA Website at:
BERNINA USA Website for Toolbox Information

Don't hesitate to let us know how your progress goes and if there is something we can do to assist you. We look forward to working with you.

If you have feedback, please eMail us at:

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: BWOSToolbox at Bernina World of Sewing

What The Example Worked With - If interested-in, See Pointer-to, below.

For this example, I digitized one design, using three approaches:
  1. Digitize the original 10"-wide design.
  2. Modify the original 10"-wide design to be a 2 1/2" wide design - and, digitize the 2 1/2"-wide design.
  3. "Break" the 2 1/2"-wide design into three separate parts (in my case: "Top", "Middle" and "Bottom" non-text parts of the design and, then, digitize those three parts.
  4. Work firstly with the design in full-size as was in the original JPG. Use Toolbox to add some text to the design and to prepare the embroidery design to be "easily" (stitch color order, etc.) stitched from a user's point of view.
  5. Determine a good approach for making the large-size design 75% smaller. Again, use Toolbox, this time involving use of Toolbox text support; investigating individual letter separation, "font"/alphabet, etc.
  6. Finally, again using Toolbox support, make the design acceptable for embroidering onto a shirt.


(Click on the Following to see):
Webmaster's June 2020 Toolbox Example


Upcoming Classes
NOTE: The Information Below does NOT include all upcoming classes and events. The information is here for Webmaster's purposes only. Please visit the store's official Website at:
Store Classes and Events
For the latest. Thank you.

Please be aware that the IN-STORE Calendar is the only official calendar!
Don't hesitate to call the store (919 782 2945) or, of course, stop by the store - for the latest information.

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If you have any questions or otherwise, please:
send mail to: Webmaster regarding classes at Bernina World of Sewing
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Gatherings

Bernina World of Sewing - Gatherings 2020

2020 Gatherings

The 2020 Gatherings are taking place monthly in 2020:
  • Evening Gathering: The second Monday of each month, 5:00-9:00pm.
  • Daytime Gathering: The third Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-4:00pm.

The  Daytime Gathering is a BlockOFMonth theme (BOM) using quilt patterns such as the "Reflected Harmony" pattern from Wilmington Prints. The Evening Gathering participant will select quilts from the book: "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" by Judy Martin (2013) Crosley-Griffith Publishing Company, Inc.

Daytime Gathering:
  • BOM Theme with using the pattern:
    "ReflectedHarmony" from Wilmington Prints
Evening Gathering:
  • Quilt Patterns Selected from the book:
    "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" by Judy Martin

We look forward to seeing all your beautiful work.

Note: You MUST be pre-registered to participate in the monthly Gatherings. Just "Show-Ups" the day/evening of the Gathering will not be allowed - we simply do not have room for such in the classroom. Sorry!

Those who signed up and are participating in the Gatherings have been contacted via eMail. For those participating and have been contacted, the next session for the 2020 Morning Gathering is: Tuesday, Sometime 10:00am at the store and the next session of the 2020 Evening Gathering is: Monday, Sometime 5:00pm at the store. Again: Please do NOT show up for the Gathering if you have not been contacted (there, simply, is not sufficient space for "walk-in" participants). Sorry!

If you wish to be placed on the Wait List for either of the Gatherings - or, to be notified if an opening comes about for either the Daytime or Evening 2019 Gatherings, please send mail to: 2020GatheringInfo at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

Or, of Course: Stop by the store. Sonja will have the latest information.

Reminders:
  • The Gathering participants purchased, from our store, the book chosen to be part of this Gathering and the fabric needed for this quilt..

  • For the 2020 Gatherings, a yearly fee of $50 is charged when the attendee commits to the first Gathering he/she attends.

  • Gathering participants should have experience in sewing and in making quilts.

  • Gathering participants, surely, interact. However, the Gathering is not a class . Each participant is expected to be able to manage his/her own project.

  • The store will not be able to arrange and set-up class machines for use during the Gatherings. Gathering participants should bring to the Gathering what they need for sewing/cutting during the Gathering.

  • Due to the numerous options / aims / of each Gathering participant, space at the Gathering is limited.
    Gathering Participants must be pre-signed up. "Drop in" participants, due to classroom class size and machine space limitations will not be accommodated. Sorry!

  • If a Gathering participant decides to "drop out" of the 2020 Gatherings, it would be appreciated if that were known by the store; there may a wait-list and, if a Gathering slot opens - Persons on the wait-list will be notified of such.

2020 Gatherings

The  Daytime Gathering is a BlockOFMonth theme (BOM) using quilt patterns such as the "Reflected Harmony" pattern from Wilmington Prints. The Evening Gathering participant will select quilts from the book: "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" by Judy Martin (2013) Crosley-Griffith Publishing Company, Inc.

March -thru- June, 2020

This is a summary of some of the photos sent in during the COVID-19 Phase-1 Stay at Home time. We ZOOMed a bit May, June, July and August: Thank you for participating.
Sonja
July and Onwards - 2020
March -thru- June 2020

For more information about the 2020 Gatherings, go to the following Web page:
Our 2020 Gatherings Web page and BLOG pointer
(The most recent BLOG comment on the above was: September 14, 2020).


March, 2020

Your Work-In-Various-Stages of progress is fun to see. How will it all turn out? I look forward to seeing such!
Sonja
Evening Gathering
Daytime Gathering
(February)




Archived Gatherings:

Just go to:


Archived Gatherings Web page.




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