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Seven Up - new generation BERNINA machines hit UK market

BERNINA has introduced three new models to its 7-series range each with a new hook system and user interface.

As with other 7 Series models, the new machines deliver cutting-edge technologysuperior stitch quality at up to 1,000 stitches per minute and 254mm (10”) of space to the right of the needle. The updated BERNINA Hook System offers 9mm stitch width on the 770QE and 790 machines or 5.5 mm width on the 720 machine which is optimised for the precision sewing of fine fabrics. The machines also feature an intuitive user interface with on-screen help, innovative functions like BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension for the finest stitch quality on both sides of the fabric, and an increased selection of stitches and embroidery designs. The 790 also includes a new on-screen stitch designer and shape designer for embroidery. The next generation 7 Series machines are available at authorised BERNINA Dealers around the UK. For more information on the new 7 Series machines, click here.

Get crafty with your little ones with BERNINA


If you find your children or grandchildren are at a loose end during the school holidays, you can always do as our BERNINA blogger, Hilary Gooding did, and organise a few crafty things for them to do.  These are t-shirts with motifs chosen and designed by her grandchildren.  She asked them to draw the outlines in black felt pen on paper which she then scanned and digitised in the Bernina software.  Hilary stitched out the outlines in black thread.  They then coloured in the motifs using fabric felt pens. Find out more at the BERNINA blog by clicking here.

Bernina extends your reach with new Long Arm machine

The BERNINA Q 24, the company's first long-arm quilting machine, will be launched at Festival of Quilts in August and will be available for purchase in the UK from this Autumn. 

UK Bloggers enjoy Sew Social in Paris with Bernina

UK sewing bloggers have enjoyed a great weekend at the Sew Social event in Paris recently, which was sponsored by BERNINA. Flying the flag for the UK were Olu Falola from Needle & Ted, Laura Titchener from Craftstorming,  Laura Fisher from Behind the Hedgerow and Victoria Temple from As it Seams. Click on the blog names to check out their great individual blogs. The picture above shows Olu (right) with Nina and Marta, bloggers from Switzerland and Belgium respectively after a mammoth fabric shopping adventure in the Montmartre area of Paris. 

Join a Quilting Retreat in Italy with Bernina

Bernina has teamed up with Arena Travel to offer you the chance to join a very special week-long quilting retreat at a top-class hotel in Assisi, birthplace of St Francis. Offering the perfect combination of quilting sessions with the shared use of a Bernina machine within a friendly group, you will also have the chance to explore this stunning medieval hill-top town. For more information click here.

Are you ready to play Game of Quilts at FoQ 2015?

Something new and exciting is on its way at this year's Festival of Quilts and you could become involved. At Bernina we're really looking forward to â€˜Game of Quilts’ and are happy to be supporting it. Game of Quilts will see teams of four people being challenged to make a full sized quilt in day. Attendees can watch as the quilts are put together and then vote for their favourite by donating their loose change with all proceeds going to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. If you would like to take part and for more information, click here.
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