Our Bernina 475 QE review covers the many quilting features this model has to offer, as well as the main sewing machine features that may appeal to other sewers.
The middle range Bernina 475 QE is an excellent all round machine and is suitable for quilter’s because it includes the #37 1/4” Patchwork Foot, slide on extension table and has 40 quilting stitches.
This machine is currently on offer with a free walking foot and is BSR enabled with the option to buy the stitch regulator. BSR calculates the stitch length as you control the motion of the fabric to create unique free motion embroidery.
Standard Presser Feet Included
This model is fully geared up with quilters in mind however it is also a suitable sewing machine for dressmaking and general sewing too. You can adapt the machine to suit your needs because you can purchase extra presser feet for all sewing projects. Not forgetting the presser feet that come as standard with the machine.
- #1 Pattern reverse foot
- #2 Overlock foot
- #3A Buttonhole foot with slide
- #4 Zipper foot
- #5 Blindstitch foot
Some of the best features on this machine are;
- Semi-automatic needle threader
- Automatic thread cutter
- Automatic securing function
- Pattern start/end function
- Start/stop button (stitching without the foot control)
- Slide speed control
- Needle stop up/down
Whilst these are all functions to improve your sewing experience, this model also offers;
- Adaptive thread tension
- Create and save stitch combinations
- Short & long term memory
- 5.5 maximum stitch width
- Multi-function knobs
- 4.3” colour touch screen
- 900 stitches per minute
- Over 800 built-in stitches
- 8 LED sewing lights built-in
Other accessories such as the knee lift, 4x jumbo bobbins, spare needles, accessory case, seam ripper, machine oil, dust cover, a quilting guide and more, are included with the machine so you are all setup and ready to get started! The jumbo bobbins hold 70% more thread and with the Bernina hook system perfect precision is achieved with each stitch.
Bernina’s are made to last and have 7 year’s warranty. There are useful sewing tutorials and on screen help to guide you through setting up your machine, and to show you how to operate certain features. The full instruction manual included is thorough and clear too.
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