Last summer when I went to Cleveland to tape episode 503 for Quilting Arts TV I met Jeanne Delpit, Director of National Events for Bernina, USA. With about 5 minutes of education and 10 minutes of practice I learned to love the Bernina Stitch Regulator .
I’ve shared before how amazed I was and still am having two modes to use the BSR in and finding one that suits me and works with how I quilt.
In playing with it since I’ve learned that adjusting the stitch length is sometimes necessary particularly when doing small scale work. I did a small sampler piece for the quilt shop I work in and adjusting the stitch length as I did pebbles made all the difference in controlling my work
I promised Jeanne a sampler and now I’m going to share it with you before I head out for a meeting.
approximately 17″ square
Front: Robert Kaufman Radiance 55% cotton, 45% silk
Batting: Hobbs Wool
Thread: top King Tut, back MasterPiece
Quilted on a Bernina 440 QE using the Bernina Stitch regulator.
Marking: NONE this is all done free hand.
I even signed the piece and wrote in one of the corners that this is quilted using the BSR.
Oh my goodness they quilt beautifully!
With the cross hatching I used the inside of the foot as the visual to keep my lines a particular distance apart from one another. I do this quite frequently and will be one thing that I teach in the upcoming Advanced Machine Quilting class at the Quilt Cottage in Mamaroneck!
One thing I frequently tell my students “short attention span quilting” is my style. I like to do lots of different types of quilting motifs.