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



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. We continue to have a LOT of great machines come in each week. Take advantage of such.

For example:

B 480 SpecialEdition
In-Store and Ready for you to See/Sew-With
and: Buy a B 480 SE and receive $599 in FREE Gifts - As long as the gifts remain available (limited supply).

  • Exclusive faceplate, inspired by Ann Lauer's "Peacock Flourish" collection
  • Walking Foot #50 with Seam Guide
  • BERNINA Large SE Machine Suitcase

For additional information, using the BERNINA Website, click on the following:
480SE on Bernina Site

And, Don't tell anyone I told you this: Stay tuned for info about what you need to purchase sometime soon to get a FREE B480SE....


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

Thank You! Thank you, our GREAT customers and staff! Congratulations to us all. We look forward to the rest of this year and to the future.

Sona
eMail to Sona


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


Celebrate
National Sewing Month - 25% off all BERNINA & Bernette Presser Feet

September 18-30
It is National Sewing month and we have 25% off all BERNINA & Bernette Presser Feet for a limited time! *
We have the perfect Presser Foot for every project! Come in to see all of the options and take advantage of our yearly Presser Foot Sale. *

Purchase $300 worth of BERNINA Presser Feet and receive a FREE BERNINA Accessory Travel Case **


* Offer valid September 18–30, 2020, off MSRP at any participating BERNINA US Store. 25% OFF offer applies to select BERNINA Presser Feet. Offer excludes the new BERNINA Legacy Feet: Adjustable Ruler Foot #72, Adjustable Stippling Foot #73 and Adjustable Gliding Cup Foot #74; and new BERNINA L 890 and L 850 Overlocker Feet.

** Offer valid September 18–30, 2020, off MSRP at any participating BERNINA Store in the United States of America. Offer entitles consumer to a free BERNINA Accessory Travel Case (MSRP $149) with the purchase of select BERNINA Presser Feet that after discount is above $300.
If you have questions about the above, please call the Raleigh store: 919 954 9056 or eMail us at:
send mail to: Current Specials 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: 919 954 9056 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).

  • Warehouse District - Robert Kaufman

100% Cotton
$11.99 Per Yard

Warehouse District Web Shopping

  • The Coop - andover

100% Cotton
$12.75 Per Yard

The Coop Web Shopping

  • Essen 108-Inch Wide - Wilmington Prints

100% Cotton
$16.99 Per Yard

Essen 108-Inch Wide Web Shopping

  • Crescendo by Amanda Murphy - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.25 Per Yard

Crescendo Web Shopping

  • Free Motion - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.25 Per Yard


Free Motion Web Shopping

To see 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

Fabrics arrived in August. A few kits are scheduled to arrive in September.

Sonja will be making this quilt and she is a Jane Austen and this-collection's fabric fan! She also is giving strong consideration to using the fabric collection for making a quilt 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
The QUILTS in AMERICA by Kaffe Fasset Book Cover


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.


Sales and More

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



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


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.

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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

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.

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 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, July and August: Thank you for participating.
Sonja
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: September 14, 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.




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:


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