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Bernina Stitch Regulator

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

Back: Daiwabo

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.

I love the feel, color and texture of these Daiwabo’s.

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!

I love the freedom this gives me to move quickly across the surface of the quilt and incorporate lots of motifs.

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.

The micro stippling will also be featured in the class, scaling down a variety of motifs as background filler for trapunto or small quilt projects.

Happy Quilting!


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