I had a great time last week in Palm Springs, CA at BERNINA University. This yearly conference is for BERNINA dealers to take training classes and see new products. This year was a very colorful BU. One of the guest speakers was Kaffe Fassett and it was inspiring and fun to see his fabrics and hear about his artistic journey. Two of the new products introduced are special edition machines. Kaffee designed the look of the machines, full of color, featuring his unique artwork. He also designed new stitch patterns and embroidery designs for these machines.  The machines are the B 770 QE PLUS and the B 475 QE.

Kaffee Machines

New Clamp Hoop

There were a number of new accessories introduced, including a new type of machine embroidery hoop. It only has one hoop (no inner hoop). It is made for thick and heavy fabrics, and multiple layers such as large quilts. The fabric is secured using clamps that fit onto the edge of the hoop. It comes with 12 clamps and is really easy to use! Click here to see more about the new BERNINA Clamp Hoop.

clamp hoop on machine

My Favorite Introduction

There’s a new addition to the BERNINA Big Book Series – The Big Book of Stitches! With today’s technology, BERNINA sewing machines have so much to offer in the way of stitches, both practical and decorative. This book explores the different types of stitches, the best ways to sew them, where to use them, and how to decide when you have enough. Spoiler Alert: You’ll never have enough!

Big Book of Stitches

All of these products should be in your local BERNINA store within the next few weeks, so go in and take a look!

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