I regularly receive emails inquiring as to what sewing machine I use. For the past 12 months I have used the Bernina 440QE for all of my sewing and quilting endeavors and I have truly loved getting to know it. This machine is very capable of all of the things I have asked of it, quilting small and larger quilts made from light and heavier weight fabrics. It is a sturdy machine, easy to use and makes general sewing effortless. Absolutely no regrets.
However countless hours of sewing and many thousands of stitches have meant I can afford to upgrade my current sewing machine to the Bernina 820. It is a dream come true.
The Bernina 820 is a large machine, with a 12 inch throat space as its main attraction for my use. It will make quilting larger quilts easier to manage, and the quilting stitches more consistent. This machine also features automatic needle threader, stitch regulator, separate bobbin winder, knee lift and did I mention the 12 inch extended arm? There is a lot to learn and I am sure it will prove to be a challenge at times, but at the same time I feel very privileged to own this machine.
It was with a sigh of relief that I managed to lower the new machine into my Horn Sewing Cabinet. It was a tight squeeze, but it fits and is ready for action. As you can see (pictured above) the Bernina 820 dwarfs the Bernina 440, however I am not ready to give up my "old" Bernina.
I am looking forward to spending many more happy hours sewing.