Sunday, 9 November 2014

bernina 'n' sewing

My city was flooded a couple of weeks back which was really really good because the ground water level has raised but the roads are in a terrible condition and driving is a nightmare.
I've managed to do some embroidery and sewing .
I taught a friend to do line quilting and how to use a walking foot on my old bernette machine which I'm using for classes now since I have bought a bernina. I'm still learning how to use the bernina 380..tried a couple of things like FHS last week but am not comfortable yet.

Another friend of mine wants a quilt made of traditional patchwork blocks using scraps.I'm sure it'll be a WIP project for a long time.

I had cut some 3'',4'' and 5'' squares from the scrap fabric and finished few blocks..
To get used to a new sewing machine takes time and until then there will be some sloppy work I guess..I'd missed the precision sewing at some corners which looks very bad so I'll have to frog and re-do :-(
Do you use a bernina 3 series ? Please do share with me if you have any tips.

Happy sewing!


deanna7trees said...

i have a Bernina that is quite a few years old but has lots of 'bells and whistles' and fancy stitches. i took a 2 week class at the local sewing shop to learn how to use it....and still refer to the manual when i don't remember something. there are lots of Bernina videos online to help. just google your problem and i bet you'll find an answer.

Preeti said...

Your blocks are looking nice !! :) I have Usha Janome stitch magic which I got 8years back and I can sew only the basic things. Where do you get batting from and do you add the same for sewing a cushion?

margaret said...

I am sure you will soon master the new machine, today my new home is going in for a service it is 34 years old but so many people have told me they are better at quilting than the bernina so I am getting a walking foot for it too and will see if I have more succes. The foot will also fit my little elna toos

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Ya working on new machine smoothly takes time. And this quilt making also very tedious. Happy stitching :)

letslearnembroidery said...

At least you're using a sewing machine.A few years ago I started a patchwork project, without a machine of course and to this day I haven't finished it.

crazyQstitcher said...

I wish you best of luck with your patchwork quilt. The blocks so far are looking good.