Connie and Nina give you tips on creating "fill" stitches, such as stippling, to highlight areas of your quilt. They discuss the proper feet and the use of magnifiers in order to see some of the really tiny stitches.
Nina and Hayley show you how to insert a zipper into cork fabric. Super easy and no raw edges.
Hayley shows you how to use the double overlock stitch to attach your binding to your quilt. This is a great and easy tip, especially for those who bind a quilt by hand. This clean finish keeps everything tidy.
Nina shows you how to use BERNINA's nesting circular rulers to make an easy and accurate quilting motif.
Straight line quilting, orange peel, and other accurate patterns are best done with a ruler. Nina and Hayley show you how.
Tote Bags and other projects that use heavy fabrics (such as duck canvas) can be an issue for sewers, but using the proper foot makes all the difference.
Nina and Hayley share how straight line quilting and other ruler work quilting can be easily done using BERNINA's #72 Adjustable Ruler Foot.
Nina and Hayley share the wonderful world of sewing with cork fabric. It is versatile and unique and great for many types of projects.
Hayley shares with Nina how she easily stitches super thick and heavy trims using BERNINA's very strange looking Leather Roller Foot (#55).
Nina McVeigh and Hayley Grzych are back to give you tips for using your walking foot and recommendations for books that feature straight line quilting.
Hayley and Nina discuss the 97D foot and the little-known secret about the BERNINA foot pedal.
Nina McVeigh and Hayley Grzych show you how to attach a binding to your quilt entirely by machine using the #71 presser foot. They also have a neat trick for sewing together the ends of the binding.
Nina and Connie give you tips on how to set up your machine and which foot to use to insure precision machine piecing when making your quilts.
Nina and Connie show you how to use your Tailor Tack Foot to create fancy fringe. In the demo they use wool thread on a wool applique piece.
Connie and Nina show you how to create faux french knots using your BERNINA that look just like you made them by hand.
Nina and Connie show you how to manipulate specialty threads and cords using the chain stitch. This makes your "machine-work" look like "hand-work" when embellishing your wool creations.
Connie and Nina show you how to give the blanket stitch a more 'hand-like' look.
See why quilters can benefit from stitching with a double needle.
Save time and bead with perfect accuracy using your BERNINA.
Learn how to create lengths of binding and see how to join the tails for a perfect finish.
Getting the perfect size seam for your binding and learning how to turn the perfect mitered corner.
Learn how to design and create your own decorative stitches.
Wool has never been more popular with quilters. Using wool threads for wool applique is a breeze.
Turning the perfect corner when doing applique with a zigzag, blanket, or ladder stitch has never been easier.
The new BERNINA #97 Patchwork Foot is a must for users with 9mm feed dogs. See why!
Stitching hexagons by machine has never been easier! See how!
Learn how invaluable the walking foot is for doing straight line quilting that is so popular on modern quilts. Included are suggestions for variations on the straight line quilting theme.
Learn to make a quick, fun, placemat using chalk cloth that can be customized and decorated for any occasion.
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator). Kick free-motion stitching up a notch by using a zigzag stitch.
Machine quilting with the BSR is no different than any regular free-motion quilting in regard to the types of threads or needles that can be used. As with any free-motion quilting, larger size threads need larger needles and smaller threads are best with smaller size needles. Many quilters prefer sharps or topstitch needles for piecing and quilting. Some quilters love to use cotton threads for quilting and others enjoy polyester threads. These choices are up to the maker and it is always recommended to experiment with a variety of threads until you determine which look/style you like best.
In this video, Nina uses a zig-zag stitch. It really doesn’t matter what size of stitch width — that is a personal preference. Make samples with a wide stitch and make samples with a medium or small width to get the desired effect for your project. There is no one right answer as to what thread, needle, or stitch width to use when using the BSR for free-motion zig-zag stitching. The important thing with the BSR is to set your stitch length, which doesn’t usually matter for free-motion quilting. The BSR regulates the speed of the needle based on the desired stitch length, so making an adjustment to your preferred stitch length is required. To learn more about using the BSR with free-motion zig-zag, visit your local BERNINA dealer today!
Nina and Connie show you how to use a variety of fabrics to create your own original quilt art using the Leather Roller foot and the BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator).