A special highlight of the BERNINA 550 QE is the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) <>, which ensures highest precision when free-motion sewing. Even when the feed-dog is lowered and the fabric is being manually guided, the sophisticated BSR technology ensures stitches that are always of the exact same length, by recognizing and compensating for differences in sewing speed. This innovative BERNINA 550 QE function allows even inexperienced free-motion quilters to produce accurate and consistent stitch lengths for a precise stitch pattern – right from the get-go! Thanks to its BSR functionality, precise free-motion sewing with the BERNINA 550 QE is a relaxed affair – ideal for sewing and quilting at the highest level.
One of the many intuitive functions and features of the BERNINA 550 QE is the built-in Creative Consultant which can be accessed via the LCD display. This clever tool will help you achieve success when sewing and quilting. Step-by-step, you enter the basic information on your sewing project via descriptive icons, choose the fabric type, and specify the nature of your project – and the Creative Consultant will show you which combination of needle, presser foot and thread is best suited to your project, and which stitch patterns are available for it. The BERNINA 550 QE not only offers an excellent "jump-start“ for novices – it also lends a hand to experienced sewers with troubleshooting when there’s a problem with fabric feed, when the thread forms loops, or when the needle used doesn’t seem to suit the fabric.
With the BERNINA 550 QE, you’ll have access to a generous library of 22 utility and 155 decorative stitches, including 24 different quilting stitches. Ten buttonhole, eyelet, and button-sew-on stitches and four sewing alphabets also form part of the BERNINA 550 QE’s extensive stitch package. With features like these, the 550 QE offers everything you could possibly need to create ambitious sewing and quilting projects of the highest quality. What’s more, the properties of each stitch, such as length, width, and needle position, can be customized and combined with one another, and thanks to the BERNINA 550 QE’s built-in memory function, your changes can be saved permanently or temporarily. Of course, reverse sewing or mirroring of the stitch patterns is also possible.
The optional BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) also puts maximum-precision free-motion sewing and quilting within your grasp. The easy-to-attach foot imparts full BSR functionality to the BERNINA 530 and provides exact stitch lengths when free-motion sewing, even at variable speeds – increased precision that makes for an accurate, picture-perfect quilting result. This sophisticated technology evens out variations in speed during manual guiding of the fabric, thereby creating a consistent and precise stitch pattern. The optional BSR function of the BERNINA 530 is a valuable tool that you soon won’t be able to live without!
With the BERNINA 530, sewing buttonholes of the exact same length is no longer a problem. Simply set the desired buttonhole length and sew. The BERNINA 530 saves the set length and automatically repeats it with each successive buttonhole, as many times as you wish. You achieve precise results that meet the highest standards with no resetting and very little effort. This one-step automatic system demonstrates the BERNINA 530’s high standards for comfort, convenience, and ease of operation. A winning combination of cutting-edge know-how, long-standing experience, and Swiss precision.
The basic equipment of the BERNINA 530 encompasses148 different stitches covering a wide range of uses: 22 utility and 117 decorative stitches including 12 quilting stitches are available to users from the get-go, allowing you to complete a wide array of sewing and quilting projects to the highest standards. In addition, the BERNINA 530 offers nine different buttonhole programs, four sewing alphabets, and a range of practical functions such as mirror function or reverse sewing, and allows you to save your own stitches and stitch combinations in both the short- and long-term memory. With this feature, you can program your own creations in the BERNINA 530 to be available for you again the next time you start up your machine. Up to 100 stitch variations can be permanently combined and saved in this way – memory aplenty for your creativity and for your most frequently used stitch patterns and combinations.