This book is a guide to BERNINA quilting with a wealth of information for the novice as well as the experienced quilter.
Whether you are just beginning to quilt or have been a quiltmaker for years, you’ll want to read The BIG Book of Machine Quilting. This BERNINA guide to machine quilting covers basic information such as fabric selection, cutting techniques and easy piecing. The more experienced quilter can explore the BERNINA presser feet that make precision piecing quick and easy plus others that offer a variety of quilting techniques that add texture and pattern to any quilt. Clearly written directions and inspirational color photos throughout the book make this a reference book you’ll reach for over and over again.
The Big Book Of Feet provides an extensive overview of the many different BERNINA presser feet and accessories and guides you as to how and where to use them. More than just a catalog, you’ll find step-by-step instructions on specific techniques to help you to select the right tools for your projects. This practical manual also provides information on standard and special accessories for both simple and complex. The guide to Bernina presser feet and accessories.
It’s all about feet! If you own multiple presser feet and accessories for your machine, The Big Book of Feet can help you get the most use from them. If you don’t own many presser feet, this book offers a glimpse into all the fun you can have exploring practical techniques and creative embellishments using specialty presser feet and attachments for your BERNINA machine. This book is fun to read just to see some of the possibilities that specialty presser feet can bring to your machine. Just like reading a cookbook when most of your meals are take-out, you can whet your appetite for all things sewing with the beautiful photos and fun ideas in the pages of this book.
Feet, Accessories, and Techniques
The 250 pages of this book covers all current BERNINA presser feet and accessories with techniques, from appliqué to zippers. Find out how these feet work and why they do what they do. Most presser feet were designed for a specific reason but often have multiple uses, making them even more valuable in your sewing room. Each presser or accessory has a Technique Settings chart. The chart gives you an at-a-glance look at the settings needed for the techniques specific to the foot. Spiral-bound, the book lays flat when opened, making it useful to keep by your sewing machine. This is especially helpful when using an unfamiliar presser foot or accessory.
Reference and Resource
The Big Book of Feet can be used as a reference when sewing with the feet you own. It can also be a resource when struggling with a particular technique. The answer to success may be a using different foot or adjusting the machine settings. The presser feet and accessories are organized numerically with indexed techniques for easy-to-find information. Plus, there are full-page inspirational photos and step-by-step and in-process technique pictures.
Investing in Yourself
Your collection of BERNINA presser feet and accessories are an investment in your passion for sewing. The Big Book of Feet will help make that investment pay off. The more you know about your tools, the more fun you’ll have with them. And, the more satisfaction you’ll feel about as you build your sewing skills.
BERNINA The Big Book of Embroidery
Every summer BERNINA hosts a convention to inspire and educate BERNINA dealers, introducing them to new products and promotions. One of the most exciting and useful new products introduced this year wasThe Big Book of Embroidery.This book is a guide to BERNINA machine embroidery. It’s a comprehensive machine embroidery book with a wealth of information for the novice as well as the experienced stitcher. Full disclosure: As editor of this book, I am a bit biased. I’ve been working on it for the past year and it’s finally here! I’m thrilled that it is now available to everyone at your local BERNINA stores.
The book starts at the beginning with information about designs, stabilizers, embroidery supplies, and hooping methods. From there you explore basic editing functions that includes resizing, rotating, and Word Art.
Then you move on to more exciting functions such as Color Wheel, Endless Embroidery, and Importing Decorative Stitches.
Next comes design placement. Using low tech methods with hoop templates and paper design templates is a good place to start. Then you can move on to high tech machine functions such as Virtual Positioning and Pinpoint Placement (on specific models).
After you get past the basics, you’re ready to explore stitching techniques. These include In-the-Hoop Projects, Lettering and Monogramming, Freestanding Designs, Piecing, Quilting, Applique and more!
With 200 pages of information and inspiration, you will want to have this book in your embroidery library.
BERNINA The Big Book of Serging
This book is a guide to BERNINA serging with a wealth of information for the novice as well as the experienced crafter. A reference book that any overlock owner can use is here. This book features current BERNINA and bernette serger models, including the new L 8 Series overlock machines.
Hem and edge finishes, pretty piping, patchwork and quilting, zipper insertion, pintucks, gathering and more can be quickly and easily done with a BERNINA Overlocker. The new BIG Book of Serging is your comprehensive guide to the most basic operations of an overlocker, when to use which stitch and how, as well as, all the creative applications the BERNINA and bernette overlockers offer.
The third in the BERNINA Big Book Series, the latest addition is The Big Book of Serging…A Guide to BERNINA Overlock Machines. A reference book that any overlock owner can use, this book features current BERNINA and bernette serger models including the new L 8 Series overlock machines.
From Threading to Decorative
Full of information about how BERNINA overlock machines work, this book covers practical and creative subjects such as seaming options, gathering methods, and decorative serging techniques. You can also read about the basics of threading, details about available presser feet, and everyday techniques such as starting and ending serged seams.
With lots of inspirational photos, you’ll get excited about all the great things you can do with your overlock machine. From garments to quilts, to craft projects, an overlocker lets you sew them faster with more professional results. You’ll find serging techniques such as zipper applications, piping, binding and hems to use on almost any project you want to make.
A Great Reference
The Big Book of Serging has details about the many stitch variations found on the BERNINA overlock machines. Each type of stitch, such as overlock, flatlock, coverstitch, etc. has a chart that shows the variations of the stitch and the most common settings used for those variations. There are also technique charts such as the one below showing the stitch settings for gathering and elastic applications.
For Newbie Overlock Users
If you are new to overlocking, this book covers you with the basic.