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Welcome to the first Bernina newsletter of 2014 - we hope you'll find it interesting, informative and useful. We would also welcome your feedback about any particular subjects that you would like future newsletters to cover. 


Tips, tricks & tutorials

We know our community of Bernina users take their passion for sewing and embroidery very seriously. As highly creative people, you know the importance of attention to detail. It's our job to help you - not just with fantastic machines but with advice, guidance and support. You can access a wealth of tips, tricks and tutorials on our website simply by clicking here.

Turn your creativity on

Bernina's new embroidery software – DesignerPlus Version 7 – can help users unleash their creativity through new three-dimensional features like PunchWork, StumpWork, Trapunto and Raised Satin. The new DesignerPlus Embroidery Software 7 includes a range of 3D effects to create distinctive surface embellishments.

The EditorPlus Embroidery Software 7 has a new fresh look, an improved on screen manual, easy to identify large flat icons and an easy to switch measurement system. The software offers simple editing and extensive lettering options. A new colour picker tool and palette and new colour cycle tool means designs can be quickly previewed in alternate colours with the powerful Colour Wheel. A new and improved auto-digitising tool with a quick trace option for Bitmap images means motifs can be fine-tuned with the various editing features included within the software.

Watch the video by clicking here.

20% off our accessory of the month...

We're offering a 20% discount for February on our Free-motion couching foot # 43, a specialist when it comes to appliquéing with cords, yarn and ribbon. This foot allows you to appliqué beautiful bold textured lines onto anything from quilts to clothes to home decoration projects. 

The cords are fed directly to the needle through a hole in the sole, and can be sewn on in any direction you desire with the feed dog lowered – letting you create imaginative lines, patterns and shapes in no time flat. Free-motion couching foot # 43 also features a practical cord guide that can be attached next to the thread cutter on your machine.

Discover Free-motion couching foot # 43 now, and begin embellishing table linens, garments and bags with attractive cord decorations!

To read more, click here.

You can view the accessory in use by clicking here.

Philippa scores international success

Big congratulations to one of the UK's leading quilters and Bernina user Philippa Naylor who has scooped 1st prize in the 'Wearable Arts' category at the Festival of Quilts 2103 at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

Made entirely on a Bernina, Philippa’s 'Scarlett's Crimson' dress is made from heavy cotton sateen (over seven metres of red and two of white). The dress has a fitted boned bodice with contrasting piped trim, self-fabric belt and a one and a half circle skirt with applique and machine quilted hem. The bolero style jacket has contrasting piped trim, full circle cut sleeves and free-motion machine quilted body.

The dress is now on tour for 2014 in America at various International Quilt Association shows.

You can check out Philippa's web site at
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