Bernina World of Sewing

                            A World of Stitching at Your Fingertips!

                                Oak Park Shopping Center    6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601
                                Phone:  (919) 782-2945   Hours:  Mon-Sat 10-5, Thurs. 10-6

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  New fabrics are arriving daily! Come by and let us stir your imagination.  Your creative muse is just waiting for you.  Our classes are many and varied and we are sure you will find something to inspire you!  We are a full service quilting store with over 4,000 bolts of quality cotton fabrics and the full line of Bernina products. 

Our knowledgeable staff has over 100 years of combined sewing experience with Bernina sewing machines.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


Store is Closed on Labor Day Monday

Normal hours on Saturday: 10:00am -to- 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed as usual

See you on Tuesday Sept. 2 as the Fall season arrives!
Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day.

Fall Happenings!

National Sewing Month
At Bernina World of Sewing
For you: Sept. 17-23, 2014

0% Financing for 60 months (See store for details) On all BERNINA purchases of $3,000 or more with your BERNINA Credit Card made Sept. 17-23, 2014. 60 Equal Monthly Payments required.

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Sewapalooza II
At Bernina World of Sewing
Saturday Sept. 20, 2014

If you missed our Sewapalooza in May, we have something similar planned for September 20th. If you would like the opportunity to try the BERNINA 880, 780, 750, 580 or one of our previously owned top of the line machines, please plan to attend our Sewapalooza 2!

Starting at 10:30 and ending at 4:00—see just exactly what these machines can do. Please call the store - or, stop by - to register SOON as space will be limited.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Sewapalooza at Bernina World of Sewing

25% Off
ALL BERNINA Presser Feet
At Bernina World of Sewing
Sept. 11-15, 2014

Perhaps you are looking for a Holiday gift for your spouse, friend - or for yourself! Why not give a BERNINA presser foot? - 25% off ALL BERNINA Presser Feet Sept. 11-15, 2014.

2014 Quilt! Carolina
This year’s theme is “A Garden of Quilts”
Our Quilt: "A Maze in the Garden"
Approx. 42" x 52"

Passports Now On Sale at the Store.
Event Specials -
Now and Until End-of-Quilt! Carolina

Fall Tour Dates
September 10-13

Go to for information about Quilt! Carolina.

2014 Holiday Fabrics

It is less than four months to Holiday Season Week(s) 2014!

Stop by and see any of this year's fabrics that are still available, including: "Christmas Pure and Simple" from Benartex, "Deck the Halls" from Kanvas Studios, "Harvest at Millbrook Farm" and "Holiday Cheer" from Henry Glass, "Fall Bounty" from P&B Textiles, Be Jolly" from moda, "Old Time Xmas" and "Xmas Traditions" from Northcott, "Makower Christmas 2014" and "Novelty Christmas" from Makower, "Holiday Flourish 7" and "Winters Grandeur" from Robert Kaufman and "Withchful Thinking" from Clothworks plus other selected fabrics. Some beautiful, useful panels are also available, again, this season.

Selected Holiday Fabrics 2014 Hoffman Deck The Halls Harvest at Millbrook Farm Fall Bounty Selected Studioe Holiday Fabrics Be Jolly Christmas Pure And Simple Holiday Cheer Selected Makower Christmas Selected Northcott Holiday Fabrics 2014 Holiday Flourish 7 - Kaufman Winters Grandeur - Kaufman Witchful Thinking - Clothworks

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Quilt Fabric at Bernina World of Sewing


Bernina Club

Thurs. September 4 7:00Pm, Friday September 5 10:00Am or Saturday September 6 10:00Am

Back to School with Kraftex

Gale Nichols will be showing us how to get an early start on Fall projects and gifts
for all ages with versatile paper that acts like fabric.

Any questions or comments, please:
send mail to: Bernina Club at Bernina World of Sewing

Saturday Sampler

Thurs. September 4 5:30Pm, 6:00Pm or 6:30Pm, Friday September 5 1:30Pm or Saturday September 6 9:15Am

We're excited about our 2014 Saturday Sampler featuring batik fabrics.
Simple, traditional blocks in an exciting new way.


Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Saturday Sampler at Bernina World of Sewing

Software Sampler

These virtual software classes will increase your comfort level with BERNINA Version 7 embroidery software. Class fee includes a CD with instructions and video. $15 each. Please pre-register.

Tuesday, September 30 2:00pm or 6:00Pm
Layer photos, clipart, lettering and such to create fabric!

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Software Sampler at Bernina World of Sewing

Embroidery Club

Owners of all brands of embroidery machines may attend. Each session focuses on computerized embroidery techniques. $15 each. Please pre-register.

Saturday, September 27 2:00-3:30Pm
Stay tuned for information regarding the upcoming program.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Embroidery Club at Bernina World of Sewing

Embroidery Jacobean Journey 2014 Club
An embroidery Block of the Month program started in January, 2014.

Thursday, September 4 at 10:30am-1:00pm
or Saturday, September 6 at 1:30am-4:00pm

You must be pre-registered for the monthly meetings. To do so, please call (919 782 2945) or stop by the store.

All the blocks are pieced and quilted in the hoop.
We'll have additional color way ideas for the quilt.

Progress! - As We Move Along
Where We Are Headed

Floriani Club

Get to know all the features of your Floriani software. Each month we'll use the software to design a project that you can then sew out on your own. Project information and videos will be provided. This class is for owners of the Floriani Total Control Professional (FTCP) and Floriani Embroidery Suite (FES). $15 each session. Please pre-register.

Saturday September 27 10:30Am-12Pm
Stay tuned for information regarding the upcoming program.

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Floriani Club at Bernina World of Sewing

Upcoming Classes

Please be aware that the IN-STORE Calendar is the only official calendar!
Don't hesitate to call the store (919 782 2945) or, of course, stop by the store - for the latest information.

If you have any questions or otherwise, please:
send mail to: Webmaster regarding classes at Bernina World of Sewing

(Note: The following images are clickable and will bring you to selected classes represented by the shown piece.)

September, 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


Stripe It! IV
(Evening Class)


Embroidery - Jacobean Journey 2014
(Morning Class)

Bernina Club
Saturday Sampler
Bernina Club
Saturday Sampler
Bernina Club
Saturday Sampler

Embroidery - Jacobean Journey 2014
(Afternoon Class)


Just The Two of Us
(Evening Class)

Your Own Design Informational Meeting
(Morning Meeting)

Sewing Machine Basics
(Evening Class)

Oct. 1

Blended Quilts I
(Evening Class)

Oct. 2
Oct. 3
Oct. 4

Any questions or comments, please: send mail to: Classes at Bernina World of Sewing

Row By Row Experience 2014
At Bernina World of Sewing

If you are from near or far - we have ejopyed seeing you at our store as part of the Row by Row Experience.
It has been fun for us - and, we hope: Fun for you, as well!
Our Row: "Raleigh - City of Oaks"
Approx. 9 1/2" x 36"

Our Fabric "Vanity Plate" is On Sale at the Store.
Add ours to your collection!

Free Pattern for Our Row
Available Through Sept. 2, 2014

Go to for additional information.

Of course, stop by our store for even more information or eMail us at:

Thank you, to our customers who have passed back to us their examples.

Congratulations Jan! Our store's Winner!!!

Come By and Try - a BERNINA 880

  • Stop By - And Give the BERNINA 880 a Try.

    3" x 3 1/3"

    2 1/2" x 3 1/3"

For more information, click on:
BERNINA USA Website For More Information
Regarding the BERNINA 880

bernette Chicago

Stop by and see the bernette Chicago at our store!

In addition to a beautiful stitch - perhaps you would like to get started in embroidery?
Stop by and try.

From Sonja: I had the opportunity to "play" with the brand new Chicago 7. I was amazed how many embroidery designs there were pre-loaded. The embroidery was very easy to learn and to use. It appears to be a great way for us to get started with embroidery and gives those who thought embroidery sewing machines were out of their reach a real way to discover how embroidery can be fun and worthwhile! Opening new doors.


Press Release Oct. 24, 2013

Selected Stitch Examples

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)

bernette Chicago

Any questions or comments, please:
send mail to: MachineInformation at Bernina World of Sewing

BERNINA 7 Series In Our Store
The 780 and the 710 Have Arrived - Stop By and Give Them a Try
750s Are Arriving, As Well. Ask about their in-store availability.

They are beauties!

Our first 7-Series machines for customers
have been delivered to them!

It was great to see the customer's machines find perfect homes for the holidays -
and for 2013 and beyond.

7-Series Weekend-1 7-Series Weekend-3 7-Series Weekend-3

A 5-Min. Movie
the 7 Series 780
in our store.
Oct. 2012

Selected Stitch and Embroidery Samples
from the 7 Series
780 and 710
710 Has Arrived - Stop By and Try!
750 Arrived and Was Delivered - Ask About the Next one: Soon!

A Few Comments From Sonja of Bernina World of Sewing
After First Use of BERNINA 7 Series

The first time I saw the 780 I fell in love with the machine! I have not found one thing, so far, that "concerns" / bothers me.

The new design is elegant while also having a touch of "streamlining".

So far, I have had a chance to work/"play" with the 780 and the 710.

  • The stitch selection on both is a straight-forward matter. The touch screen on both machines makes it easy to become familiar with the stitch folders.

  • On the 710 I tried some of the new quilting stitches. I was impressed how the multi-directional stitch's sewing line was easily maintained.- even with the 9mm stitch blade. I definitely want to use some of the stitches with a wing needle; especially, stitch 1352 seems to have potential.

  • For the 780, if I have multiple embroidery designs in the screen / hoop, I can see the order that I have inserted the different designs (by way of "table tabs" - via the Retrieve Function Icon support of the 780). I was working with a customer the other day and with less than five minute's experience on the machine she had a very beautiful multi-design finished piece ready to go! It was very impressive to the customer and to me.

A 10-Min. Movie
the 7 Series 780
Retrieve Icon Support Dec. 2012

If you have time, we would love to show you the BERNINA 7 Series!

Click on any machine, below, for more information about the BERNINA 7 Series.
You will be viewing that on the Bernina USA Website.

Bernina 7 Series - 780

Bernina 7 Series - 750 QE

Bernina 7 Series - 710

Any questions - about the 7 Series or any Bernina machines: Stop by the store at your convenience.

Sew Steady Table
Available Now at Bernina World of Sewing

Perhaps you have a bernette 46 or ANY bernette or BERNINA that can use some additional work space:

Are you looking for a holiday gift - or, just something for yourself?

You may be interested in the Sew Steady table that is now available at Bernina World of Sewing for the bernette 46 -- or, you may order the table for all bernettes or BERNINAs.

Having the extra work area is terrific; Stop by the store and give the table a look.

A short movie showing use of the table.

BERNINA 8 Series

Stop by and see the 8 Series at our store!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)

Bernina 8 Series - 830

Bernina 8 Series - 820

BERNINA 5 Series
at Bernina World of Sewing

Come by and TRY the BERNINA 5 Series!

Some features of the BERNINA 580 include:

  • Easy navigation
  • Embroidery module
  • BSR functionality
  • Total Stitch Control
  • And much more!
BERNINA 580 At Our Store BERNINA 530 and 550 At Our Store
Selected Stitch and Embroidery Samples
from the 5 Series 580

BERNINA USA Website for information on the BERNINA 5 Series
NOW in our store for you to try/purchase!

A short Flash-Video
of the Bernina 5 Series at our store.

A Few Comments From Sonja of Bernina World of Sewing
After First Use of BERNINA 5 Series

  • The control panel is “next generation” and takes some getting used to. It you are a “text-er” and part of the networking generation it will come easily!
  • Embroidery on the 580 is touch-screen; to me, it is kind of like a “baby 830” operating-wise.
  • Many embroidery patterns are already loaded onto the 580.
  • I leapt right in to using one of these patterns. Multiplied, Mirror Image and Reduce 50%. All were easy to do and stitched out perfectly!

If you have time, we would love to show you the BERNINA 5 Series!

BERNINA 350 Special Edition

BERNINA 350 Special Edition: smart and versatile

  • Two new stylish designs
  • Automatic buttonhole function
  • Extension table
  • Permanent memory function
  • Extensive stitch library

For more information - Just stop by the store at your convenience!

In the meantime, to see information on the BERNINA Website,
BERNINA Website 350 Special Edition Webpage

BERNINA Quilt Frame

Come on by at your convenience and give it a try!

A short Flash-Video
of the BERNINA Quilt Frame
in our store.

BERNINA 3 Series

Stop By And Give Us A Look - and SEW using it.

Some Comments From Bernina Staff - After Working With the 3 Series for a Few Months

The next time that you visit our store, we would like to invite you to get to know the 3 Series machine if you have not already done so.

The machine is truly inspiring and invites us to create.

BERNINA took the time to put together a reasonable-priced sewing machine with some extra – and, valuable – features

We can highly recommend that you take the time to sew some with the 3 Series machines.

As we had mentioned in our previous post:

  • The physical design of the 3 Series is very attractive; classy and contemporary.
  • Bright screen; easy reading!
  • Background is black and the writing is white. Very comfortable to read.
  • Start and Stop button, with Speed Control
  • Needle Up and Down
  • Separate motor for bobbin-winding.
  • One-step buttonhole.
  • Handle (at the top of the machine) has an opening for the Stitch Card. Nice!
  • The new tray is very easily attached. Nice glide!
  • All 3 Series machines have 30 memory slots.

Most of all, the 3 Series machines have a beautiful stitch and they sew quietly and the sewing is “smooth”.

The 3 Series comes with clip-on feet that are very easily exchangeable. In addition, the specialty feet that BERNINA makes may be used on this machine. This is a big advantage for those sewers who invest in specific feet for special tasks; for example: Feet for piping, rufflers, or quilting feet.

Don’t hesitate to ask any of us at the store to show you the 3 Series!

(Clicking on the following will bring you to the BERNINA USA Web page for more information)

BERNINA 3 Series - 380

BERNINA 3 Series - 350 PE

BERNINA 3 Series - 330

Recent Fabrics

Five of the most recent fabrics that we have added to the store and to the online site include:
(Click on the following to see some of the selections in a large-sized image.
To see all the fabrics, go to our online site using site navigation at the top of this page).

  • Shadowland III - Kona Bay Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.49 Per Yard

  • Color Movement - Kona Bay Fabrics

100% Cotton
$11.29 Per Yard

  • Selected Free Spirit Fabrics August 2014
    Merry Go Round
    Birch Farm

100% Cotton

  • Selected Clothworks Fabrics August 2014
    Witchful Thinking
    Detour Ahead
    Up And Away

100% Cotton
$11.79 -to- $11.99 Per Yard

  • Fresh Batiks - Clothworks

100% Cotton
$12.29 Per Yard


For Fall-2014: "Blooming Nine Patch" is the Theme

Our Fall-2014 Gathering project – Inspired by the book: Tradition With A Twist By Blanche Young & Dalene Young Stone, Copyright © 1996 Published by C&T Publishing - will be underway in September!

We look forward to seeing all your beautiful work.

Note: You MUST be pre-registered to participate in the monthly Gathering. Just "Show-Ups" the day of the Gathering will not be allowed - we just do not have room for such in the classroom. Sorry!

Those who sign up and participate in this Gathering will be contacted before the September Gathering. To sign-up, just call the store (919 782-2945) or stop by the store to sign-up. A "wait list" will be started if necessary. We will accept 20 participants for this Gathering. For those participating and have been contacted before the session, the first session will held: Tuesday, September 16 at the store. (Again: If you have NOT been contacted, please do not just show-up for this Gathering; the classroom is fully-booked. Sorry!).

  • The Gathering participants purchased, from our store, the book and fabric used during the Gatherings.

  • Gathering participants should have experience in sewing and in making quilts.

  • Gathering participants, surely, interact. However, the Gathering is not a class . Each participant is expected to be able to manage his/her own project.

  • The store will not be able to arrange and set-up class machines for use during the Gatherings. Gathering participants should bring to the Gathering what they need for sewing/cutting during the Gathering.

  • Due to the numerous options / aims / of each Gathering participant, space at the Gathering is limited.
    Gathering Participants must be pre-signed up. "Drop in" participants, due to classroom class size and machine space limitations will not be accommodated. Sorry!

  • If a Gathering participant decides to "drop out" of the 2014 Gatherings, it would be appreciated if that were known by the store; there may a wait-list and, if a Gathering slot opens - Persons on the wait-list will be notified of such.

To see the Gathering Web-page and BLOG as they develop, go to:
Web-page and Pointer-to-BLOG for the Blooming Nine Patch Gathering Fall-2014.

To go directly to our Blooming Nine Patch BLOG, click on:
Blooming Nine Patch Gathering Fall-2014
Recent Comment Update: (The project is just getting under way at this time).

To contact us by eMail about this, please: send mail to: Webmaster for Bernina World of Sewing related to our Blooming Nine Patch Gathering Fall-2014 activities. Thank you.

In Jan.-thru-Aug 2014, we had the Gathering that was aimed at using Downton Abbey fabrics from andover. For information:

Archived Downton Abbey Gathering Web page.

In 2013, we had the One Block Wonder Gathering. Thank you, to those who took part! For information:

Archived One Block Wonder Gathering Web page.

In 2012, we had the Smokey River Gathering. Thank you, to those who took part! For information:

4-Minute Movie of Smokey River Gathering's Happenings

Archived Smokey River Gathering Web page.

In 2011, we had two full-year "Gatherings".

Each of the Gathering's quilts were selected with two objectives firmly in mind:
1) Beautiful pieces and
2) Quilts that you might view as "once in a lifetime" happenings; Not necessarily quilts you would make on a regular basis.

For information about the 2011 projects:
More information regarding our 2011 "PIECEMAKERS Times and Seasons" project.

A 2011 Participant's Santas' Pieces
March, 2012

More information regarding our 2011 "Patriots in Petticoats" project.

A 2011 Participant's Basting His Completed Piece
February, 2012

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Contact Information

6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601

Telephone:    (919) 782-2945

We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  If you are in the Raleigh area, take the Glenwood Avenue west exit from the Beltline (440).  Go about 1 1/4 miles past Crabtree Valley Mall to the Oak Park Shopping Center.  Turn left at Hollyridge (across from the Firestone Tire Center on your right).  Turn right into Oak Park Shopping Center.

Our store hours are:  Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                              Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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