Monday, December 14, 2009

Saturday Sampler 09

One block at a time, and look what happens! Beautiful!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fresh and New!

Our inventory continues to be fresh and new! Lots of boxes of new fabrics being unpacked daily! Patterns, books and gifts for the season! Come to Bernina World of Sewing and receive a warm welcome!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Show and Tell

Megan C. let us enjoy her Crazy Log Cabin! She is Sonja's student and was obviously a good one! Her quilt is striking. Thank you, Megan for letting us share your project!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I think I can !

And she did! Nancy B.'s very first quilt! And what a lovely one!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Books, Patterns Galore!

Armfulls of new books and patterns just arrived!

Monday, November 2, 2009

All Smiles!

This is what we love to do, helping our customers! Congratulations, Sharon, on your new Bernina! Sew glad for you!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Spooky Savings

Halloween savings to pounce on! Purchase a spool of thread and get one like it for half price! Limit 3. Print out this part of the blog to use as the "coupon"! You must bring in your "coupon" and limit 1 coupon per person...good til close on Halloween Day 09!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Do you "dream" of learning something new? Beverly Bland has been creating home dec projects for years. Now she is learning how to quilt on her new Bernina! Grandbabies have a way of motivating us! Great job on your first quilt, Beverly!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ready to Jet, You Bet!

Sandy made this cute little backpack for her granddaughter, Kate. Kate will be traveling to Okinawa, Japan this month. Sandy used Bethany Reynold's "Rucksack Pattern" which contains sizes for preschoolers, youth and adults.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

150 Scarves

Have you noticed scarves being brought to our store? Our friend Callie volunteers for the Assistance League of the Triangle Area. They help clothe over 800 school children! Callie collects scarves that our customers knit/crochet. If you would like to be a's simple. Using worsted weight yarn knit or crochet a scarf that measures 5 inches wide and 40 inches long (including fringe). No eyelash or fancy yarns should be used. Questions? Email our friend at 150, that's how many more scarves are needed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rock n Roses

It's here! The new bright Rock n Roses collection from BeverlyAnn Stillwell is at Bernina World of Sewing. But, it won't be here for long! Rock on in !

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October Bernina Club - Everyone is Welcome!

Bernina Club meets this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Every sewer and quilter is invited to attend! Roxane Lessa will be showing some of her larger quilts and explaining how she does her free motion quilting! She will demo techniques and tips that she has learned from other teachers and her years of free motion quilting experience.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stash Dash Dip Recipe

Hooray for simple things! The dip you enjoyed at our store takes very few ingredients! It was delicious with ginger snap cookies, we all agree! 8 ounces cream cheese - room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla Mix and chill.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dash Away !

Monday, September 21, 2009

2009 Heart of Carolina Stash Dash

September 24, 25, and 26 Hours: Thursday 10 - 6 Friday 10 - 8 Saturday 10 - 5 Passports and pins are available at Bernina World of Sewing! Enjoy refreshments and prizes! Don't miss the fun !!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

FALL Trends for 2009!

Vintage Modern Romance White shirts Mary Janes Stacked bracelets Big rings Flower pins Bell sleeves Floral prints Dangle earrings Clutch bags Pearls Pick one or two and go with it in a big way!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Quilt Full of Hugs

Isnt' it wonderful how sewers and quilters can share priceless gifts with special folks! These are one of a kind creations for one of a kind folks! Take a look at this beautiful quilt sewn by our customer Kathy Riggs Matthews. She said this is for her nephew in Afghanistan. He works in a hospital there. Kathy wanted her nephew to be warm and cozy during the bitter, cold winters in this country. He is very far away from all his family who loves him very much. Kathy took the time to make a really nice label. Great job, Kathy. And thank you for letting us enjoy your project!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Every Day is Special!

You never know what awaits you at Bernina World of Sewing! This week customers are enjoying organically grown vegetables from my garden! Who says summer is over?! Carolyn

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Now Is The Time

That's right! It is time for Carolyn to learn how to blog! And it is time to begin your sewing for the holidays! When you start early, you can enjoy the process and creativity flows with abundance! Here is a simple idea to get you going! If you have friends that live out of state, why not pick up North Carolina products and a favorite kitchen gadget. Here I am packaging up Moravian cookies, grits and a flat spatula that really hugs the side of a mixing bowl! Come to the store and find your favorite new bolt of fall and Christmas fabrics. New bolts are on the floor every week, often daily! Sew your fabric into aprons or potholders. If you would like to learn to sew your scraps into fun potholders, join me for a quick class on September 15 or November 18! Check out our newsletter for other Fast, Fun and Functional class ideas that you can sew for gifts! Carolyn

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Love That #10 Foot!

I've been doing some sewing other than quilts lately and have been using other feet than I normally use. While adding bias binding to the hem of a skirt, I sewed the binding on with my regular #1 foot. But when it came time to stitch the binding down I replaced the #1 foot with the #10 edge-stitching foot. What a great tool to stitch along the edge of the binding with a perfectly straight stitch. Just move your needle position over a step or two depending on how far from the edge you want to stitch. Ta-Dah! A perfectly stitched edge, so easy and no wobbly stitches. In addition, if you ever need to topstitch along the edge of straps for a handbag or long strips of fabric this makes it "oh so easy". This foot is also great to "stitch in the ditch" when you don't want to hand-stitch facings down inside your garment. I LOVE working with this foot! What is your favorite way to use the #10 foot? Sandy

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Making Faces at Bernina Club!

What a wonderful time we had this weekend with Carol Straus and her program on creating faces for fabric dolls. Whether you use a photo of an existing doll's face or one that you take of a child, you too can create amazing one-of-a-kind faces for fabric dolls! Carol has such a wealth of knowledge in all things related to sewing and fiber arts. Her generosity provided three lucky winners with original works of art in the dolls she presented for the nametag drawing. Congratulations to Nancy Sasnett, Karin Mede and Trish Sadler.


Many of you know our customer Pat Thomas and her wonderful talent to sew just about anything! However, here is something that you may want to avoid sewing.... It seems Pat got a little carried away a couple of weeks ago and sewed through her index finger. Yikes! Even I know how painful that is as I, too, have had a run in with a needle through my thumb. Never fear, Pat is recovering nicely and continues to create wonderful garments! Sandy

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Keeping You Up to Date!

Welcome to our blog! We hope to be able to use this great feature to keep you up to date on all that's happening here at Bernina World of Sewing as well as tidbits of info you may find interesting.
Most often Carolyn will be the voice behind this blog but occasionally you may hear from others here in our store. We hope you will enjoy our posts and photos!