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

Holiday Hours This Week

Friday Nov. 26, Saturday Nov. 27 and Beyond Normal Hours
Open Monday-thru-Saturday
10:00am -to- 5:00pm
Open Sunday 1:00pm -to- 5:00pm
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sales
  • Take 15% off your $50 purchase
  • Take 20% off your $100 purchase
  • Take 25% off your $200 purchase

In-Store Only. Excludes BERNINA, bernette and Special Order items.
Not in addition to any other discount.



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


Webmaster's Gift Idea
If you are looking for a $30 gift, perhaps the latest Kaffe Fassett book may fit you. The last few years, Kaffe's annual books have caught my fancy and this year's triggers thoughts of getting quilt design ideas as we look around the surroundings. Also, Kaffe's pieces are reminders of how fabric selection has such an affect on results. You may not "like" all presented pieces -- but, the book was a very good "read" for me, time well-spent/enjoyed and Kaffe's books are always informative while being organized well and this book was not an exception to that.
Questions/Comment? - eMail us at:
send mail to: WebmastersGiftIdeas at Bernina World of Sewing dot com


Kaffe Fassetts "Quilts in an English Village The Taunton Press
A "Cut Above" Event
Through end-December

"Let It Sew" Event November 19 -thru- end- December
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sales
  • Take 15% off your $50 purchase
  • Take 20% off your $100 purchase
  • Take 25% off your $200 purchase

In-Store Only. Excludes BERNINA, bernette and Special Order items.
Not in addition to any other discount.

In-Store Weekly Specials
Nov. 22-28
20% Off End of Bolt Sale
Looking for a Back for QuiltAlong 2021 or some other project?
Save 20% when you buy all fabric on any bolt.


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 eight. If this may be of interest to you, please take a look at:

FQTIO Webpage

Interested in the Raleigh Store's Daytime or Evening Gatherings 2022?

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

Information About the Raleigh Store's Gatherings 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


Holiday Season is Upon Us - We Wish You a Wonderful End to 2021
A LOT of BERNINA and our store's Happenings are taking place.

Just Some Happenings

Stay tuned for details including special financing offerings.

Just Some of the Offerings. Stay Tuned for More!



October-thru-December: A Cut Above Event





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




November 19 -thru- December 31: Let It Sew Event







  • Purchase a BERNINA 880 PLUS or a BERNINA 790 PLUS and receive:
    • XL Machine Suitcase
    • XL Module Suitcase
    • BERNINA Embroidery Bundle Box
    • 50% off MSRP on BERNINA Embroidery Software V9

  • Special Prices on selected bernette and BERNINA machines. For example -
    • b64 or b 77 or B325 - Your choice: $999
    • b33 $199
    • B480 $1,999

  • Flash Sale December 1-31: Accessories
    • 25% Off BERNINA and bernette Presser Feet and Hoops

      Plus, with purchase of 3 feet: Free "Little Book of Feet".


  • Financing Opportunities (ask, for particulars)
    • 48 months
    • 60 months





November Financing: Limited Time Availabilities

Financing Options Including:

*48 mths... $3000 or More
Using BERNINA Credit Card
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31, 2021

*48 months on purchases $3000 and more using your BERNINA Credit Card. Equal Monthly Payments Required: Nov. 19 -Dec. 31, 2021

**60 mths... $3000 or More
Using BERNINA Credit Card
Nov. 19-30, 2021

**60 months on purchases $3000 and more using your BERNINA Credit Card. Equal Monthly Payments Required: Nov. 19-30, 2021, 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


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: 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 Bali Impressions - Benartex

100% Cotton
$11.65 Per Yard

Bali Impressions Web Shopping

  • Home Sweet Holidays - moda United Notions

100% Cotton
$11.50 Per Yard

Home Sweet Holidays Web Shopping

  • Irish Wishes - Quilting Treasures

100% Cotton
$11.80 Per Yard

Irish Wishes Web Shopping

  • Protea Flower Batiks - Island Batik

100% Cotton
$11.75 Per Yard

Protea Flower Batiks Web Shopping

  • Buggin Out - Jaftex Studio

100% Cotton
$11.40 Per Yard

Buggin Out Web Shopping

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

Coming Soon! Stay tuned for Availability
Kit: Moonlight - Wilmington Prints,
Featuring Wilmington Batiks
95" x 95" Quilt

Sonja is working on the Store Sample at the Raleigh store. Until the Kit is available for ordering, follow along, here for progress reports.

Work In-Progress

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


  • Owl Arabesque - Quilting Treasures

100% Cotton
$11.60 Per Yard

Owl Arabesque Web Shopping

Hoot Stars Pattern and Kit Web Shopping

Hoot Stars 47" x 47" Wall Hanging

Sonja has completed the Store Sample at the Raleigh store. It was fun to see the Wall Hanging come about.

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 - Gatherings 2022

2022

The 2022 Gatherings will take place monthly, starting 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 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.

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 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.

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 in either of the Daytime or Evening Gatherings. For information on the Gatherings openings, please send an eMail requesting more information to:
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 or Evening: the ART of the QUILT 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.
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 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!

Current Month Summaries

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 most-recent month's Daytime Gathering.

2022 Evening Gathering

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

Here will be an overview of the most-recent month's Evening Gathering.

For more information about the 2022 Gatherings, go to the following Web page:
Our 2022 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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