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!




Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving - Thursday November 24th Both Raleigh and Wilmington: Closed
Friday November 25th and Beyond Regular Hours - 10:00am - 5:00pm Daily
Sundays - Raleigh Open 1:00 - 5:00pm
Sundays - Wilmington Closed


News



Psst....

Machines' Availability

As has been mentioned / noticed as Fall gets fully underway: BERNINA and bernette Machine Availability has "opened up". If you are considering a machine-purchase soon: Take advantage of the current machine availability and in-store pricing as well as as-long-as-available GiftsWithPurchase. Call the store (919 782 2945) to arrange a Try-Before-Buy session. Or, fill out the Pre-Buy Webform at: Pre-Buy Webform and we will get back to you.

Perhaps you will purchase an Autographed Special BERNINA? We have Kaffe 2022 Special Machines - including Embroidery Modules - ready for you. A limited number of such are Kaffe-Autographed as well.

Questions/Comments? eMail us at:
eMail: TryBeforeYouBuy at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom


Click below if this catches your fancy...


Machine Sale in-store Availability and Prices will never be better than NOW. Machine availability is a challenge - however, BERNINA and bernette machines are coming in daily and we 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

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.
Our Bernina Studio - Classes and Events

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

Studio Classroom Views




To go directly to Selected Classes and to our Web calendar, click below:


Class/Event Calendar


Celebrate with Us:
Now -thru- December 31

A Sewists GARDEN:
October -thru- December 31



With terrific BERNINA and bernette machines/gifts ready for you to purchase/receive!
Supply Chains continue to free up great.
Click below to view the October -thru- December information in PDF format.




Just Some Highlights

Purchase a B880 Plus or a B790 Plus to receive an L860 Serger for Free*


*See store for details

Bundle Savings when Purchasing a Longarm*


*See store for details

Purchase a bernette 70 or bernette 79 machine to receive BERNINA Embroidery Software V9 CREATOR Free*

*See store for details



Also... Special machines and accompanying Gift-With-Purchase offerings (limited to as long as quantities are available):
Click below to view a PDF for more information)
BERNINA 770 QE Plus
Kaffe Edition
BERNINA 475 QE
Kaffe Edition

Kaffe BERNINA Machines' Questions/Comments now? eMail us at:
send mail to: KfassettSpecialEditionBerninas at Bernina World of Sewing dot com



"Black Friday" Sale:
November 18 -thru- November 30


Now thru Nov. 30:
Accessory of the Month
bernette Special


Click below to view the Black Friday - Starting November 18 - information.

Special Machine Prices


Special Q-Series Offerings


Special Serger Offerings


Special GWP Nov. 18-Dec. 31 - and December 1-31 Accessories/Hoops' 25%-off Sale

November Financing

0% Interest for 60 Months $3,000 or more.
Or
0% Interest for 48 Months $3,000 or more.

Financing Options Including:
*60 mths... $3000 or More
Using BERNINA Credit Card
November 18-30, 2022

*60 months on purchases $3000 and more using your BERNINA Credit Card. Equal Monthly Payments Required: November 18-30, 2022

**48 mths... $3000 or More
Using BERNINA Credit Card
November 18 - December 31, 2022

*48 months on purchases $3000 and more using your BERNINA Credit Card. Equal Monthly Payments Required: November 18 - December 31, 2022

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




If you have overall questions at his time, please eMail us at:
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).

  • Autumn Gatherings (Flannel) - moda United Notions
    See below for Kit
    that uses this fabric.

100% Cotton
$13.49 Per Yard

Autumn Gatherings (Flannel) Web Shopping

  • Color Wheel - Baum Textiles Mills

100% Cotton
$12.99 Per Yard

Color Wheel Web Shopping

  • Selected November 2022 Tula Pink Fabrics - Free Spirit Fabrics

100% Cotton
$13.30 Per Yard

Fabric Web Shopping

  • Sketchbook - moda United Notions

100% Cotton
$12.99 Per Yard

Sketchbook Web Shopping

  • Twirl - moda United Notions

100% Cotton
$12.99 Per Yard

Twirl Web Shopping

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


Kit: Swirling Leaves - Primitive Gatherings,
Featuring moda United Notions Autumn Gatherings Flannel
100" x 100" Quilt

$279.99

Sonja has started the Store Sample at the Raleigh store; stay tuned. The Kit is now available at the Raleigh store (currently, not online). If a Winter-time project making a 100" x 100" flannel quilt that contains 64 blocks of 21 "pieces" per Block interests you: Sonja would be slightly ahead of you and would share experiences.

On Sale at the Raleigh Store: $279.99

  • Autumn Gatherings (Flannel) - moda United Notions

100% Cotton
$13.49 Per Yard

Autumn Gatherings (Flannel) Web Shopping

In-Progress Views - Stay Tuned For Updates

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


Kit: Pathways - Kay England - Wilmington Prints
89" Square Quilt
$219.99

Debi has completed the Store Sample at the Raleigh store; stop by and see it. The Kit is now available for ordering.

Completed
Pathways Quilt Kit 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.


Special Events, Sales and More

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



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



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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BWOS Calendar: (Note the class Location is color coded)

Raleigh and Wilmington

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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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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 L860 Overlocker
Overlocker with color touch screen
  • One-Step BERNINA Air Threader
  • Easy on-screen stitch selection
  • Convenient freearm
  • Total Stitch Control
  • Grand sewing space

for more information via the BERNINA Website, go to::
L860 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

PDF BERNINA Overlocker
Product Comparison Info:

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


Bernina World of Sewing - Gatherings 2022

2022

The 2022 Gatherings are taking place monthly and started in January 2022.

  • Daytime Gathering (held in the store's Bernina Studio): The third Tuesday of each month, 10:00am-4:00pm.
  • Evening Gathering (held in the store's Bernina Studio): The second Monday of each month, 5:00pm-8:30pm

The January-thru-May Daytime Gathering was 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 was $50.

After a Summer Break June/July, a second 2022 five-month Daytime Gathering will start in August. That Gathering's project will be participant's choice of selected patterns from the book: Urban Quilting By Wendy Chow. There will be a $50 fee for the August -thru- December Gathering as was the case for January-thru-May.

The Evening Gathering's projects are using patterns from the calendar: the ART of the QUILT 2022 By Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio. There will be a $50 fee for the year.

For more information about the Gatherings:
send mail to: GatheringInfo at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

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


Gatherings 2022
Daytime: Blooming 9-Patch / Urban Quilting or Evening: the ART of the QUILT 2022

Daytime Gathering:

  • January-thru-May: Blooming 9-Patch

  • August-thru-December: Selected patterns from the book: Urban Quilting By Wendy Chow

Evening Gathering:
  • Using patterns from the Calendar: the ART of the QUILT 2022 By Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio


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 December 20, 2022 at the store's Bernina Studio and the next in-store session for the Evening Gathering is: Monday, 5:00pm - 8:30pm December 12 (Please check with the store to confirm the monthly Evening Gathering date), 2022 and is also held 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 a Gathering, please send mail to: GatheringInfo at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

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 Daytime August-thru-December fee is $50. The Evening Gathering fee is a yearly fee. 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 Daytime Gathering sessions.

    • 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!

Current Month Summaries

2022 Daytime Gathering

January-thru-May's project was a Blooming 9-Patch.

The August-December project is using a participant-selected pattern from Urban Quilting By Wendy Chow.

Daytime Gathering - November 2022

Another successful month's effort by we-all. Well done! The discussions, also, were fine: We "firmed up" a Pattern Choice approach (a pattern/BOM that YOU find that fits your 2023 plans) supplementing the 2023 plans for some of us who will choose to use patterns from the "Quilt Recipes" book by Jen Kingwell or another Jen Kingwell pattern. Which ever path a Gathering Participant takes in 2023: The path will be for the entire year; Daytime Gathering 2023 will be for the year -- with June/July being "Summer Break" months (no meetings in June/July).
Sonja

2022 Evening Gathering

Using patterns from the Calendar: the ART of the QUILT 2022 By Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio



For more information about the 2022 Gatherings, go to the following Web page:
Our 2022 Gatherings Web page and BLOG pointer
The most-recent Comment added to the Gathering BLOG was:
November 19, 2022




Archived Gatherings:

Just go to:


Archived Gatherings Web page.




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