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

Spring is NOW Here in Our Part of the World: Good!
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some...


  • April: National Overlocker Month
    Special Prices, Gifts, Financing


    We Welcome Dogwoods Blossoming Early April. A great time of year... They arrived On-Time! Good.

  • April 12-18:
    In-Store: 20% off Kits
    and 20% off Curated Bundles


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

National Overlocker Month Sale
April 1-30

  • Bundle and SAVE
    L850 or L890 with the BERNINA Serging Studio Table

  • Accessories and BERNINA L50 or L460

  • bernette Overlocker/Sergers

For more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
BERNINA USA Website News and Promotions
If you have questions at his time, please eMail us at:
send mail to: CurrentSpecials at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


Selected Time/Duration Financing Specials Are Available
Financing Options Including:
*24 mths... $999 or More
**48 mths... $3000 or More
Using BERNINA Credit Card
April 9-14, 2021

*24 months on purchases $999 and more or **48 months $3,000 and more made with your BERNINA Credit Card. Equal Monthly Payments Required: April 9-14, 2021

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



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).

  • French Bee - andover

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

French Bee Web Shopping

  • Petit Jardin - EE Schenck

100% Cotton
$11.30 Per Yard

Petit Jardin Web Shopping

  • Waves - Hoffman

100% Cotton
$13.30 Per Yard

Waves Web Shopping

  • Misc. Wide Backs

100% Cotton
$17.99 and up Per Yard

Misc Wide Back Web Shopping

  • Jurassic - EE Schenck

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Jurassic 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

Sonja has completed 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

Quilt Top
Ready for Quilting

Jane Austen At Home Kit Web Shopping

Follow the Quilting Progress

Closer Look at Quilting Progress

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.


Special Events, Sales and More

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



Special Event

Free event:

Stabilizer Solutions Virtual Event

  • Thursday, April 8 2021

    10:00am EST

  • We’ve partnered with OESD and we’ll be hosting a Virtual Embroidery event on Stabilizer Solutions. In this lecture/demo event, we’ll explore stabilizers and specialty embroidery products and highlight some specialized products that solve specific embroidery challenges.  Let your creativity soar and produce exceptional results with these simple solutions.  OESD covers working with specialty fabrics, hard to hoop items and how to effectively use toppers in this virtual event.  Plus, OESD even goes “off label” to explore some additional applications for these stabilizer stars you won’t want to miss!!!


Click above or here for information

Click here to Register


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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