Grüezi mitenand! Good day BERNINA Q . . . Quilters?!
Right here is Carolina Asmussen from the BERNINA Ambassador Class of 2021 and naturally, my “new, previous buddy”, the BERNINA Q 20 Sit-down Mannequin.
In my final publish, we mentioned machine supply, new options, the quilting course of, and the educational curve. My first tip for as we speak is, “Don’t wait to start out quilting!” With this in thoughts, we are going to discover some quilting magic, the BERNINA Sew Regulator (BSR)!
The BSR is the well-known perform that adjusts the machine’s velocity mechanically and maintains sew size. It reacts to the motion of the material and retains the stitches constant whereas quilting. I’m fairly certain that you just observed that the BERNINA Q 20 sit-down mannequin, like all of the Q Collection, comes with three completely different BERNINA Sew Regulator modes, plus the guide mode. In case you have a BERNINA home stitching machine, you might also be acquainted with this characteristic (BSR1 and BSR2). In case you have a BERNINA 770 QE, don’t neglect to test the PLUS Improve (or the B 770 QE PLUS) and your machine may also have the BSR3 mode and KickStart Operate.
So let’s begin!
BERNINA Sew Regulator 1 (BSR1)
The BSR1 combines sew regulation with an idle velocity. It can transfer the needle at a continuing velocity as quickly you progress the material. The upper the velocity setting, the sooner the needle will transfer. I like to consider it as my “cruising mode.” It’s my favourite perform totally free movement quilting. I can not speak about my favourite perform mode totally free movement quilting with out speaking about BERNINA Darning Foot #9, my favourite foot totally free movement quilting! Darning Foot #9 is included with all of the BERNINA Q Collection.
Free movement quilting pattern from my assortment
BERNINA Stich Regulator 2 (BSR2)
The BSR2 is full sew regulation. The machine will cease stitching whenever you cease transferring the material. The sensors are very exact and make this mode excellent for ruler work. Each time it’s good to cease to reposition the ruler, you simply cease transferring the material and the machine may also cease stitching. Don’t neglect to pick the needle down place. My favourite foot for ruler work is the BERNINA Ruler Foot #96, you even have the choice of Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 with adjustable peak for ruler work, and don’t neglect the BERNINA Ruler Equipment for sit down mannequin system, an excellent starter package! Sure, I prefer to preserve the nested quilting rulers safe in place with washi tape, some folks use painter’s tape. No, you don’t want a ruler base for the sit-down mannequin—see another benefit between the sit-down mannequin and the body!
Ruler work element of my present quilt “Water Mirror” exhibited on the forty fifth Sapphire Anniversary Version of the Worldwide Quilt Competition in Houston
BERNINA Sew Regulator 3 (BSR3)
The BSR3 is for basting!
In case you have your Q 20 on the body, I’m just about certain that the BSR 3 is the perform you employ each time to baste your prime quilt and earlier than you begin quilting. However I’ve the impression that between the sit-down mannequin quilters, this perform doesn’t get sufficient credit score!
Imagine me, the BSR 3 is your buddy too! It comes with 3 completely different basting prospects: 1, 2, and 4 stitches per inch.
One Sew Per Inch
I like to make use of the BSR3 with one sew per inch to baste my quilt sandwich all-around each three, typically even two-inch rows. Which means as a substitute of getting my quilt filled with basting pins throughout, I simply take away all of them whereas I’m stitching round with the BSR3. As a result of the stitches are one inch aside, it’s excellent to take away as you go quilting and even after all of the quilting is finished. It’s additionally an excellent benefit to not have security pins whereas quilting with rulers, you’ll have a flat floor to relaxation and maintain the ruler in place. The quilt can be much less heavy with the basting stitches as a substitute of all of the pins and simpler to maneuver.
Two Stitches Per Inch
Good for basting throughout the highest quilt, the perimeter. And I’ve a confession, I additionally use this basting mode to sew 1/8″ across the prime quilt proper after piecing all of the blocks collectively so I’m certain that all the pieces will probably be in place for quilting.
4 Stitches Per Inch
You can too use 4 stitches per inch to baste across the perimeter of the quilt or for some large sew quilting. It provides a really good texture and virtually mimics hand-basting stitches.
The Handbook Mode
The Handbook Mode has no sew regulation—it’s 100% in your management. It may well sound scary for a few of us . . . Now you is perhaps questioning, why would you employ this mode when you have all of the sew regulator choices? Nicely, typically you don’t need all of your stitches completely the identical size. Thread Portray, for instance, is a really forgiving method and as you add texture with a number of layers of thread and completely different colours, the impact is much more dramatic if the stitches don’t look precisely the identical. My favourite BERNINA foot for this system is the Free-motion Embroidery Foot #24.
Considered one of my quilting courses Thread Portray by Shade – Feathers Version
And that’s all (for now)! I hope that I helped you to grasp a few of the great options and prospects of the BERNINA Q 20 Sit-down mannequin and BSR features. Now you have got a route to go it doesn’t matter what your quilting plans are, and speaking about quilting plans, be prepared for some work as a result of my subsequent posts will probably be filled with actions! So, strive your machine! Uncover what you want, don’t run after your machine . . . YOU are within the management.
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