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
BERNINA Press Release July 12, 2021 (PDF)

Questions/Comment? - eMail us at:
send mail to: Webmaster at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

A "Cut Above" Event
Through end-December


Stay Tuned for Specifics
... even keeping a look-out for snail mailing!

In-Store Weekly Specials
Oct. 18-24
20% Off Pre-Cuts
Save 20% on Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, JellyRolls

Oct. 25-31 End of Bolt Sale


Are you heading into using Trial Version of BERNINA Embroidery Software V9? If so and want to share some experiences-of with me, please browse this Web page, below.
FQTIO. What, you ask, is that? Well-

FQTIO is: "Favorite Quilt That I Own". We need ten Participants for distributing prize gift-certificates -- and, as of now, we have just four. If this may be of interest to you, please take a look at:

FQTIO Webpage

Hint: This presentation sounds interesting to me - so, I signed up. See you there? $15 this coming Saturday.
The History of English Paper Piecing with Liz Dougherty
Saturday Oct 23, 10:30am-12:00pm
All About English Paper Piecing Liz Dougherty will take you on a journey on English Paper Piecing. She will guide you through the history, origination and how it came to the United States out of popularity and necessity. She will be bringing her trunk show and tell you all the possibilities of English Paper Piecing.

Register on our Web Shopping site

Interested in the Raleigh Store's Daytime Gathering 2022?

We have three openings for participants in the upcoming (starting in January) monthly Daytime Gathering. If this may be of interest to you, please take a look at:

Information About the Raleigh Store's Daytime Gathering 2022

Or just:
send eMail to: GatheringInfo at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

Our Bernina Studio Now is in Full-Swing for Classes and Events.

Questions/Comment? - eMail us at:
send mail to: BerninaStudio at Bernina World of Sewing dot com
To go directly to our Web calendar, click below:


Class/Event Calendar


Fall Is HERE in Our Part of the World - 2021 Forges Ahead
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some Happenings


  • October-thru-December: A Cut Above Event
    Stay tuned for details including special financing offerings.

    Just Some of the Offerings. Stay Tuned for More!





(The BERNINA Oct-thru-Dec 2021
Fall-Mailing PDF)


With improving-each-week machine-arriving inventory this Fall, it will be a great time to purchase a new machine.

A good step in your moving forward with this event would be for you to fill out the pre-buy Webform at:

Some matters to keep in mind....

If you have questions at his time, please eMail us at:
send mail to: ACutAboveEvent2021 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).

  • Fields Of Gold - Wilmington Prints

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard

Fields Of Gold Web Shopping

  • Lower The Volume - Blank Quilting

100% Cotton
$11.60 Per Yard

Lower The Volume Web Shopping

  • Adorable Alphabet - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard

Adorable Alphabet Web Shopping

  • Hooked Fish - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.60 Per Yard

Hooked Fish Web Shopping

  • Starlight Hollow - Quiltex

100% Cotton
$12.10 Per Yard

Starlight Hollow Web Shopping

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

  • "The Watcher" Quilt Kit
    Quilt Designed by Libs Elliot


56" x 68"
Sonja has completed the quilt-top for the Store Sample at the Raleigh store.
Stop by to see it. We look forward to seeing yours!
Completed Top

  • The Watcher - andover
    halloween...
    are you ready...

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

The Watcher Web Shopping

Questions? eMail us at:
send mail to: StoreSamples at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


  • Marble Essence Trip To Venice Quilt Kit - Jason Yenter, In The Beginning Fabrics


90" x 110"

Kit (completed piece is 90" x 110") is available; Ask at the Raleigh store.


Marble Essence Fabric Web Shopping

Questions? eMail us at:
send mail to: StoreSamples at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


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.


Online Purchase of BERNINA Presser Feet / Accessories

Perhaps you are looking for a gift for yourself or for someone -
or you are looking for something specific for your projects using your BERNINA.

If so - see if a visit to our Web-Shopping site for BERNINA Presser Feet / Accessories can be of assistance to you.

For some information, please go to:

Information and Pointer-to Our Web Shopping for BERNINA Presser Feet / Accessories


Special Events, Sales and More

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



Going on NOW:
All Carolina Shop Hop 2021

We look forward to see you at the Raleigh and Wilmington stores.

Visit, Shop, Shop-Hop-Exclusive Fabrics, Win prizes and more.

Questions? ShopHop2021 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com.



Order Your 2021 Shop Hop Magazine via our Web-Shopping Website

Interested in Embroidery Software? Specifically -
BERNINA Embroidery Software V9
Give it a Look / Try Before you Buy

Now: Free Trial via BERNINA USA Website
SOON: Purchase - at our store: Bernina World of Sewing, Raleigh or Wilmington
Comment from Webmaster: If you are interested in a work-in-progress example of my using the V9 Trial Version software, go to:

bwos Webmaster's BERNINA Embroidery Software V9 Work-in-Progress Example

Questions/Comment? Just send me an eMail: BerninaEmbroiderySoftware9 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com and I will get back to you.

Special note: The above is not intended as a QandA "service" - as I use V9 I will have no/little knowledge and experience-with other versions of embroidery software. Sorry!

If you have questions about any of the above, please eMail us at: send mail to: BerninaEmbroiderySoftware9 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



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.

We used Toolbox to:

  • Modify a previously-digitized design's information for stitching out "just" the 3" Star for use in a quilt piece being created during our store's Quilt Along 2021.

    The 3" Star will be stitched on the project's Background fabric (trimmed to 3 1/2") for placing into the four-outer squares of the 4th-month borders of the Quilt Along project.


(Click on the Following to see):
Webmaster's July 2021 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:




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



Online Purchase of BERNINA Presser Feet / Accessories
Our Web Shopping site offers BERNINA Presser Feet / Accessories.

For some information, please go to: Information and Pointer-to Our Web Shopping for BERNINA Presser Feet / Accessories


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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Bernina World of Sewing - Daytime Gathering 2022

2022

The 2022 Daytime Gatherings will take place monthly, starting in January 2022 for five months thru May 2022.

  • Daytime Gathering (held in the store's Bernina Studio): The third Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-4:00pm

After a Summer Break June/July, a second 2022 five-month Daytime Gathering is planned starting in August. That Gathering's project will be determined by May 1.

The January-thru-May Daytime Gathering will be a Blooming 9-Patch using the pattern from the book: Tradition With A Twist Book By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone and/or supplemented by a class handout developed by Sonja.

The January-thru-May Daytime Gathering fee is $50. The fee is non-refundable once charged. If the participant chooses to use the class handout developed by Sonja, that will be an additional one-time $10 charge paid at the time of the first Gathering.

Currently, as we are moving the Gathering to the Bernina Studio (the additional space is great to have!) we have two openings for new participants. For information on the Daytime Gatherings openings, please send an eMail requesting more information to:
send mail to: GatheringInfo at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

Browse, below, for Daytime Gathering information as it develops in upcoming months.


Blooming 9-Patch 2022:

Daytime Gathering:
  • Blooming 9-Patch using the pattern from the book: Tradition With A Twist Book By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone and/or supplemented by a class handout developed by Sonja.

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. 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 Daytime Gathering is: Tuesday, 10:00am - 4:00pm January 18, 2022 at the store's Bernina Studio. Again: Please do NOT show up for the Gathering if you have not been contacted. Sorry!

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

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

Reminders:
    • The Gathering participants purchase, from our store, books or other patterns chosen to be part of the Gatherings and the fabric needed for quilts created during the Gatherings..

    • The Gathering participant, by joining the Gathering, is making a commitment to make a solid effort at completing the Gathering project for that five-month period.

    • For the 2022 Gatherings, the January-thru-May fee is $50. The fee is non-refundable once charged.

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

    • Gathering participants, surely, interact. However, the Gathering is not a class, although Sonja will be available to assist during the five-month Gathering session.

    • 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 will not be accommodated. Sorry!

2022 Daytime Gathering

January-thru-May's project is a Blooming 9-Patch using the pattern inspired by the book: Tradition With A Twist Book By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone and/or supplemented by a class handout developed by Sonja.

Here will be a monthly overview of the Daytime Gatherings' progress.

For more information about the 2020-2021 Gatherings, go to the following Web page:
Our 2022 Daytime Gatherings Web page and BLOG pointer
(The most recent BLOG comment on the above was (Basically "empty" at this time. Stay tuned! - or, go there and be the First Comment).




Archived Gatherings:

Just go to:


Archived Gatherings Web page.




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