Sunday, May 1, 2016

May's Foot of the Month

BERNINA's Foot of the Month: #86 Ruffler Foot

BERNINA's #86 ruffler foot is ideally suited for gathering and pleating fabrics. With variable setting options, both the pleat depth and the frequency of the gather can be varied. With a pleat at every stitch, every 6th, or every 12th stitch you're in total control. 

The #86 ruffler foot will create neat, even gathering and pleats for home decorating or garment needs-- the possibilities are endless! 

Check out BERNINA's video below to see the #86 foot in action!

Don't miss out- this deal is only good during the month of May!

Friday, April 1, 2016

April's Foot of the Month

BERNINA'S Foot of the Month: 3-Soled Walking Foot

This month BERNINA is offering 25% off foot #50: the triple sole walking foot. The triple sole walking foot is a MUST-HAVE for all your quilting and sewing needs. Let foot #50 help you make working with challenging fabrics a breeze. Whether it's matching stripes and plaids, or working with fabrics that shift easily, the walking foot is your go-to. 

The #50 walking foot comes with three soles for all your sewing needs: a standard sole, a specialized quilting sole, and a sole with a central guide--perfect for edgestitching and stitching in the ditch. 

With a right and left side seam guide included as well, you'll be sure to have perfect seams each and every time. 

Check out BERNINA's video tutorial to see the triple sole walking foot in action! 

Monday, February 29, 2016

March Foot of the Month

When it comes to appliquéing with a narrow satin-stitch (up to 2 mm), Appliqué foot # 23 is the expert: its sophisticated design allows the fabric to feed easily over the stitches, even in the case of very dense rows of stitching.

A cutout on the front of the presser foot will hold a narrow couching thread, making for trouble-free sewing of satin-stitching with cording. With its wide thread channel under the sole, Appliqué foot # 23 is also ideal for sewing mini-piping, or for traditional sewing techniques.

And since Appliqué foot # 23 features a clear sole, you’ll have a perfect view of the stitch area at all times – a decisive advantage, especially when following outlines and corners.

Check out BERNINA's quick tutorial to see how great applique foot #23 is! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

February's Foot of the Month

BERNINA's Foot of the Month
Reverse Pattern Foot with Clear Sole

Reverse pattern foot with clear sole # 34 affords a clear view of the needle and stitching area. The red markings on the top of the presser foot allow for especially precise and careful sewing. A versatile, all purpose foot, Reverse pattern foot with clear sole # 34 is suitable for many forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches, and is often used in general sewing projects, whether large or small.  

Foot #34 is ideal for 5.5mm machines, #34C for 9mm machines, and #34D for 7 and 8 series machines with Dual Feed. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

BERNINA's Game Changer!

BERNINA's Game Changer Financing!

Just like one of the greatest sporting events, this great of a deal only comes around once a year! For a limited time, BERNINA is offering 0% interest for 48 months on purchases of $3,000 and up with the use of the BERNINA credit card. PLUS with the purchase of a B790e or B880e, a brand new serger can be yours for as low as $99! 

The 880 is BERNINA's finest sewing machine. It will allow you to sew, embroider, and quilt with exceptional precision. The 880 will allow your sewing dreams to come true with an extensive repertoire of decorative, utility and quilting stitches that can be altered, combined and programed in a myriad of ways. With an extra-large work area, the 880 is ideal for all sewing projects large and small. The 880, BERNINA's finest embroidery machine, offers an abundance of embroidery functions- including rotate, mirror image, and combine.

The 790 is an exceptional sewing machine. With a bobbin capacity of up to 70% more than standard bobbins, you'll sew longer with fewer interruptions!  The 7 series machines include a meticulously engineered extended freearm, with 10" of space to the right of the needle. Not only does the 790 provide you with ample space for big, beautiful sewing and embroidery projects, with its 9mm stitch width, it is also ideally suited for decorative stitches. The extra-large embroidery module lets you stitch out maxi-sized motifs. 

Call or stop by the shop for more information on these amazing machines! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

What We're Sewing: Jen

After stumbling across a link to this tutorial on Instagram, Jen knew she needed up whip up a few to use at home! Inspired by the Lotta Jansdotter prints that May Chappell used, Jen pulled out some long coveted fat quarters from Lotta's line, Echo. 

Tools & Notions Jen found helpful:
-Make a Zipper Tape (if you haven't used these you don't know what you're missing!- 12 zipper pulls on 5 1/2 yards of zipper so you can customize the size!)
-BERNINA Feet: #52 Teflon Sole  & #10 Edgestitching (read a bit about why we love these feet here)
-Wonder Clips (again, if you've never used these- treat yourself to some!)

A short time later....Voila! Two super cute project bags ready to be filled with What We're Sewing next! Jen varied a bit from the tutorial, and inserted the zipper on the back side of one of the bags. It's always good to have a bit of variation! 

**Jen shared that she thought these were great bags to make in 'production line' style, (do all your cutting at once, step 1 for all bags at once, etc.)** 

We have everything you'll need to make some of these great bags, so stop in (or shop online with us) to grab your supplies, and mosey on over to May Chappell's tutorial to get started! 

BERNINA's Fall Sale

Although I'm sure we're all upset that summer is winding down, there is a silver lining to the beginning of Fall--now's the time to stock up on all those wish-list presser feet! BERNINA's Fall Sale is starting! September 10-14th save 25% on BERNINA presser feet! 

Here are some of our favorite BERNINA feet that we couldn't live without:

#10/10C/10D Edgestitch Foot: Ideal for  clean topstitching finishes, hemming, decorative sewing and "stitch in the ditch" sewing

#12/12C Bulky Overlock Foot: Ideal for sewing bulky knits, creating and attaching piping, or adding decorative items like thick cords and sequins 

#30/#31/#32/#33 (3/5/7/9) Groove Pintuck Foot: Ideal for sewing pintucks with either single or double needles on all weights of fabric 

#50 Three-Soled Walking Foot: Ideal for sewing bulky fabrics, or fabrics of different weights. Can also be used in machine quilting. Comes with three soles: standard, quilting, central guide 

#52/52C/52D Teflon Sole Zigzag Foot: Ideal for sewing on 'sticky' fabrics such as leather, plastic, vinyl or pleather. We used this foot the other day when making project bags- check out the tutorial here!

#71 Lap Seam Foot: Ideal for sewing laped and flat-felled seams on heavy fabric. This foot can also be used to sew on quilting binding- check out this great tutorial to learn how! 

#86 Ruffler Foot: Ideal for gathering and pleating fabric. You can choose to stitch/gather at every stitch, 6th stitch, or 12th stitch

#97/97D 9mm 1/4 Inch Foot: Ideal for 9mm machines, this 1/4 foot with screw-in guide helps in the creation of perfect quarter-inch seams

Not in the market for feet? In the market for a new machine? BERNINA's Fall Sale has something for you, too! You can take home a B215 for ONLY $699! This is an amazing deal for an amazing machine! The 215 is incredibly versatile- perfect for a beginning sewer, someone who needs a utilitarian machine for home projects, or even a sewing enthusiast looking for a 'travel' machine to take to class. 

What's better than this amazing machine for only $699? Using BERNINA's site DesignSkins, you can customize the look of your machine! Choose from one of their pre-selected images, OR upload one of your own!