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Why I Love Sewing on this Beauty! Introducing the b79

I'm regularly asked what sewing machine I stitch my textile art on. So, let me introduce you to my sewing bestie. This is the b79 and this baby is the top of line model of bernette sewing machines. Now please don't get turned off by the words.. top of line. The coolest thing, second of course to its amazing features, is its price point! It amazes me that this machine offers everything a creator needs – it is a two-in-one machine, combining all the sewing functions with the embroidery perks!

Appliqué pattern: Rosie & River Roo. Give your appliqué texture with decorative stitches on the b79 or create your own stitches!
"Furry" stitch used to add texture to appliqué pattern, Rosie & River Roo

Yes my friends, this machine is a gorgeous sewing machine, handling many layers when I create with my unique materials, such as vinyl and cork. It shines with its array of decorative stitches, with 133 decorative stitches to adorn your appliqué projects with! You know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE decorative stitches and one of my top FAV features of this machine is its ability to create your very own decorative stitches in the Stitch Designer! You can learn how to do this here as I share how I created one of my go-to stitches I like to call the "furry stitch". It is wonderful for giving appliqué characters like, Frankie the Frenchie or Rosie & River Roo a fun furry look and texture!

Now before I get side tracked by many more useful and versatile features of the b79, I want you to know that this machine truly has EVERYTHING a creative heart needs... Not only can it stitch beautifully, but it can also embroider! It comes preloaded with over 200 embroidery designs and 7 embroidery alphabets, plus others can be uploaded via a USB flash drive too! You can edit, flip, rotate or combine design elements on its fabulous 5 inch coloured touch screen. Embroider something rad in its three included embroidery hoops.

Have you even tried machine embroidery? It is another level of fun! I personally enjoy creating personalised gifts for wedding, Christmas or Birthday presents. I know I can create something unique with my embroidery machine, without investing a huge amount of time and know that no one else will have it! Nothing truly beats a personalised gift. I enjoy embroidering onto premade items such as homewares and aprons!

Creating special gifts for our Quirky Moo Retreat participants is another fun venture my b79 and I take together. Name tags featuring our glitter vinyl's and sewn with love for each of our attendees is something I truly enjoy doing. The b79 makes it all possible!

It truly is a machine with everything you need to let your creativity run wild!

Here are more of my favourite features on this sewing & embroidery machine:

  • Automatic thread cutter & reverse sewing

  • Individually adjustable sewing and embroidery speed

  • Needle stop up/down

  • Automatic securing function for securing the ends of the seam

  • Automatic presser foot lifter

  • Save your own stitches or stitch combinations

  • Easy navigation via the 5-inch color touch screen, incl. sewing tutorial, creative consultant and stitch designer

  • Simple, quick operation via multi-function knobs

  • 4 bright LEDs provide excellent illumination of the sewing area

  • Practical drop-in bobbin hook system with 7 mm stitch width

  • Automatic foot pressure compensation

  • Retractable feed dog

  • Knee lever: allowing the presser foot to be raised/ lowered

  • Foot control with programable back-kick function

  • Uniform fabric feed from above and below with the dual feed system

  • The needle threader provides threading assistance, it's smooth and effortless

  • Embroidery module with embroidery hoops

  • BERNINA Toolbox Embroidery Software: Lettering module with 200 motives included

  • BERNINA Toolbox Embroidery Software: Editing module with 100 motives included

So if you want to get creative and sew on a machine you won't out grow, then the bernette 79 might be YOUR perfect sewing buddy! This versatile sewing and embroidery machine is perfect for all sewists. Whether you'd like to sew your own clothes, quilts, free motion quilt, appliqué (OF COURSE) or decorate with embroidery. It is true, this machine has endless possibilities! Not only is the b79 easy to use, loaded with lots of functions and stitches at a high quality, but it is also durable AND attractively priced. Experience creative sewing enjoyment at the highest level!

If you want to make the bernette 79 your new sewing bestie, visit this link and be sure to write 'Sew Quirky' in the 'Where did you learn about this product?' field at checkout. Email with your proof of purchase and you'll receive a bonus workbook with resources and patterns to help you make the most of your new machine! Big smiles,


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