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

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


  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!



Machine Sale in-store Availability and Prices will never be better than NOW. We had a LOT of great machines come in just this past week. Take advantage of such.

Questions/Comments/Arrange for a machine sit-down trybuy session-time: Send a message, including your phone number, to: 2020s at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

Reminder: If you are considering Pre-Ordering the Tula Pink Nebula Block of the Month - Do so soon.

Web-Order on our Shopping Site

Questions? Just send a message to: TulaPinkNebula2021 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

A Facemask Project 2020

If you are interested in working on a Facemask project that Sona has started, the Webpage for that can be found at (Click, below):

A Facemask Project 2020

Questions/Comments or other, related to our Facemask 2020 project, please send to (Click, Below):
FaceMaskProject2020 at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom

Bernina World of Sewing -
Quilters Trek (Row by Row) 2020

Two blocks, Two stores. We are happy to present our 2020 Quilters Trek Blocks, Our first block Skyline represents the city of Raleigh NC. We then Trek along I-40 and head to Wilmington, home of our brand new second location. Our second block Coastline represents the beautiful beaches of North Carolina. We hope you enjoy both blocks and that we have the opportunity to serve you at one, or both, of our locations.

Stay tuned for more information -- but, the Raleigh location is now ready for Pattern/Kit availability. If you have questions before this comment is further updated just call the store: 919 782 2945 or - send an eMail to:
QuiltersTrek2020 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com
Yes - Some of our Kits have Tokens!
Primary fabric: Northcott Stonehenge Ombre
To purchase a Kit on our Web Shopping site, click below:

July-August - Take-Advantage of Swissmas Summertime

Now -thru- August 18, 2020
Swissmas Cheer, In The Middle of the Year!

Gifts With Purchases - For Example:

Special Prices on B880 Plus, B790 Plus and B590E
  • Walking Foot with Three Soles
  • Travel Accessory Case
  • The BIG Book of Presser Feet
  • Set of Five BERNINA Presser Feet
  • Midi Hoop
  • USB Stick with 600 Designs b OESD
  • The BIG Book of Embroidery
  • BERNINA Toolbox Monogramming

Special Prices on B535, B480, B475QE and B435
  • Walking Foot with Three Soles
  • Travel Accessory Case
  • The BIG Book of Presser Feet

If you have questions about any of the above, please eMail us at:
send mail to: SwissmasInJuly2020 at Bernina World of Sewing dot com

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


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


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


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


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:
Sonja at Bernina World of Sewing

Some Highlites:

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

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

    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:

BERNINA 3-Series Machines:
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:

3 Series - 335

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).

  • Selected Tula Pink Fabrics - Free Spirit Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Tula Pink Hexy Web Shopping

  • Inferno - andover

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Inferno Web Shopping

  • Whale Tales - Faust Textiles

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Whale Tales Web Shopping

  • Urban Jungle - In The Beginning Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Urban Jungle Web Shopping

  • Through The Years - moda

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Through The Years Web Shopping

  • Black Diamond Pattern - Wilmington Prints

Fabric arrived in March: Homemade by Tula Pink - Free Spirit Fabrics

Sonja has completed a Store Sample using this beautiful fabric. If you have any comments/questions: Just eMail:
send mail to: BlackDiamondFabrics at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom

Store Sample Progress
The Objective
Finished Blocks
Computer - Using
Center Completed - Stop by
and See it On our Store Wall
Blackwood Cottage by Kaye England Web Shopping

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.

To see selected Just-Arrived fabrics, click on:

Sales and More

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


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

If you are in the Raleigh area and you decide to get started: 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.

Note This example is a work-in-progress. I am choosing to show the example as I develop the example for these Web pages. If you are not interested in viewing a work-in-progress, ignore the following link-to-Web page and return here sometime when this note is removed (the example will, then, be completed from my point of view).

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 In-Progress 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.

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


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


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.

  • 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 and July: Thank you for participating.
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: June 9, 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!
Evening Gathering
Daytime Gathering

Archived Gatherings:

Just go to:

Archived Gatherings Web page.

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