My Bernina 570QE is a relatively new machine. It arrived at my house in December (ordered in September) and I thought one way to get to know her, was to stitch out all of the stitches. The theme for todays hop is to show your stripes and mine are in the form of a book of stitches.
According to Bernina, there are 1450 stitch patterns on the machine including: 34 Utility stitches, 16 Buttonholes, 450 Decorative stitches, 73 quilting stitches, 34 cross-stitch stitches, 8 alphabets. By my calculations, I stitched over 1,200 stitch patterns. I decided not to do the alphabet although I did memorize my name and year in the memory and can stitch that out just for fun when I need it.
I love having this stitch book. The icons are small on the screen and this gives me an “unadjusted look” at my stitches. I keep the notebook in with my manual and mastery books, right now in a drawer next to the machine. If you are interested in making your own, here’s what I did:
- Decided on black batik fabric for the background.
- Attached Iron-On Tear-away stabilizer for the backing.
- Used a bright green Aurifil thread for the top #1147 and grey #2615* for the bobbin.
- Trimmed the sheets to 8 x 11 so I could place in a clear sheet protector
- Used a sharpie to write the stitch numbers on the back.
- Protector sheets & 3 ring binder.
I didn’t change any of the stitch parameters and changed feet only when I needed to (for instance buttonholes).
I figured out how to tell it to stitch 2 or 3 repeats after I sewed for awhile.
I placed them all in a small 3 ring binder.
Hope you enjoyed our revealing our stripes and look forward to seeing yours, too. This was my One Monthly Goal and I am so glad to have it done!
Please take some time and visit the other bloggers on this hop. Since this is the last day I did include the others, but in reverse order.
Thursday, February 25th
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel
Kathy Kwilts and More
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Inflorescence: Starting to Bloom by Choosing Joy
Stitch and Quilt
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Coming Up on the Blog:
Hosting TGIFF – 2/25-27
Dust Off A Quilt Book – 3/5
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 3/22
Sand and Surf – 3/24
One Monthly Goal