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

Summertime in Our Part of the World
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some...


  • June: Super Summer Sale
    Special Prices


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


Just Some Happenings

Super Summer Sale
June 9-22
  • Sew Much Savings
    Save Big on select BERNINA machines
    $800 Off MSRP 8 Series
    $700 Off MSRP 7 Series
    $500 Off MSRP 5 Series

  • Excluding Special Edition machines

  • 50% Off all Suitcases
    June 9-22
  • Save on bernette
    b33 $199
    b05 ACADEMY $299
    b35 $249
    b44 FUNLOCK $499
    June 9-22

If you have questions at his time, please eMail us at:
send mail to: CurrentSpecials 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).

  • (Misc.) Star Wars and Avengers

100% Cotton
$13.80 Per Yard

(Misc.) Star Wars Fabric Web Shopping

  • Haven by Jason Yenter - In The Beginning

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Haven by Jason Yenter Web Shopping

  • Abandoned 2 - Free Spirit

100% Cotton
$12.20 Per Yard

Abandoned 2 Web Shopping

  • Decostitch - Art Gallery Quilts

100% Cotton
$10.40 Per Yard

Decostitch Web Shopping

  • Curiouser & Curiouser - Free Spirit Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Curiouser & Curiouser Web Shopping

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

  • Illustrations Florals by Alli K Designs

    Kit is available now: $29.99. This will be an in-demand kit - So, I recommend you decide quickly. The 40" x 64" piece would be great on the wall of your house or business and would generate discussion, I am sure. Stop by the Raleigh store to see the store sample.



Store Sample and Kit Available Now


Illustrations Florals by Alli K Designs Web Shopping

A reminder: We have a good selection of fabrics in our "Inventory Reduction" area that are marked 30% (at least) off. We have also selected panels in 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.


Special Events, Sales and More

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



For Your Planning:
All Carolina Shop Hop 2021

We are featured this month in the "All Carolina Shop Hop" newsletter. The ShopHop will happen this Fall, 2021. Stay tuned for info.


Link to All Carolinas Shop Hop Website

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


Our Store's BERNINA Machine Mastery Videos


Have you bought a new BERNINA 4 through 7 series and need help getting started?  Do you already have a BERNINA 4 through 7 series and need a refresher on sewing or embroidery?  Then check out our YouTube channel for some BRAND NEW videos showing you the ins and outs of operating your sewing machine.  Topics include:  Machine Mastery, Introduction to Machine Embroidery, and Machine Maintenance Basics.  And our very own Ann, Stephanie, and Sylvia are featured in these videos sharing their many years of experience and expertise with you. No need to lug your machine into the store for a class - it's all on our store YouTube channel.

Stay tuned: We plan on additional videos, including a Bernina 3 series Mastery Video coming soon.

For our store's Machine Mastery videos via a Web page that points to the on-YouTube videos, click on the following:


Upcoming Classes
NOTE: 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 and now Into 2021

2020 Gatherings and now into 2021

The 2020 Gatherings took place monthly, starting in January 2020 thru March 2020... and, COVID/etc. caused the project to be stay-at-home ZOOM sessions. This approach will continue into 2021.

  • ZOOMed Evening Gathering: The second Monday of each month, 5:00-9:00pm.
  • ZOOMed Daytime Gathering: The third Tuesday of each month, 9:00am-11:00am/noonish.

Projects for 2021 include selecting a pattern from a book (many are using the K Fassett “Quilts in America” book for “inspiration” and using Other Fabric than the book discusses).

In 2020, the  Daytime Gathering was a BlockOFMonth theme (BOM) using quilt patterns such as the "Reflected Harmony" pattern from Wilmington Prints. The Evening Gathering participant selected quilts from the book: "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" by Judy Martin (2013) Crosley-Griffith Publishing Company, Inc.

Daytime Gathering: (Modified for 2021)
  • BOM Theme with using the pattern:
    "ReflectedHarmony" from Wilmington Prints

  • Selecting a pattern from a book (many are using the K Fassett “Quilts in America” book for “inspiration” and using Other Fabric than the book discusses).
Evening Gathering: (Modified for 2021)
  • Quilt Patterns Selected from the book:
    "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" by Judy Martin

  • Selecting a pattern from a book (many are using the K Fassett “Quilts in America” book for “inspiration” and using Other Fabric than the book discusses).

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 in-store session for the 2021 Morning Gathering is: Tuesday, Sometime 10:00am at the store and the next session of the 2021 Evening Gathering is: Monday, Sometime 5:00pm at the store. In the meantime, the Gatherings will be ZOOMed as discussed above. 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 was charged when the attendee committed to the first Gathering he/she attended.

  • 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 and now into 2021

Projects for 2021 include selecting a pattern from a book (many are using the K Fassett “Quilts in America” book for “inspiration” and using Other Fabric than the book discusses).

The  2020 Daytime Gathering was a BlockOFMonth theme (BOM) using quilt patterns such as the "Reflected Harmony" pattern from Wilmington Prints. The Evening Gathering participant selected quilts from the book: "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts" by Judy Martin (2013) Crosley-Griffith Publishing Company, Inc.

March -thru- June... and Remainder of 2020 and into 2021

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, August - and the rest of 2020: Thank you for participating.
Sonja
Some of the Gatherers have started working on projects related to:
Progress Report/Info Regarding The QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset Book Project

July and Onwards - 2020-21
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: March 16, 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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