Have I mentioned how much I love my BERNINA’s? My second sewing machine I bought was a BERNINA and I have been in love with them ever since so when they came out with their longarm I was quite excited! I have a BERNINA 145S, BERNINA 750QE and The BERNINA Q20!
My cousin recently had twins, a boy and a girl! Yeah! Of course I had to make them quilts. I went to the LQS, The Quilt Block where Cynthia was ever so patient while I made my fabric choices. LOL It felt like I took forever… Once I had that decision made, it was on to the construction.
I chose an Atkinson pattern called Yellow Brick Rd. Very simple and quick. My BERNINA 750QE didn’t fail me! How many of you love to hear the sound of your machine run? For me it is very therapeutic and when I haven’t pieced in a while I get a little cranky. LOVE the sound of the machine!
It is very exciting now because I get to finish my pieced tops on my BERNINA Longarm! So I popped the two baby quilts on, ZIP, ZIP , added some Aurifil thread (yummy) and away I went. There is a feature I want to point out that the BERNINA Longarm have that I have come to love! BSR3!! This is the basting stitch and I am in love with it. You can program it to do 1,2 or 4 stitches per inch. I baste the sides of my quilts AND when doing my show quilts have pinned some areas that I am not ready to quilt! Now I do both with the BSR3! I like the 2 stitches per inch for both of these.
This past week I taught a guild workshop in MD. and one of my students and I were talking about some of the decorative stitches on the BERNINA. I am not a sewer so I think the only two stitches I have really used are the straight stitch and the zig zag. We were specifically looking at the #4 stitch, which is a wavy line and thought it would be a great decorative stitch to sew the binding down with. What do you think? What are your favorite stitches?
Love to hear what are your favorite stitches! Don’t be shy!
Quilt on, My Friends!