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sofa pillow cases BERNINA Dual Feed – Matching Plaids decorative pillow shams

2020-03-05 01:22:39 custom gift for housewarming

Every time I sit down to sew at one of my BERNINA machines I am reminded why I love them. My passion is garment sewing and because I am a perfectionist, I am very critical of my work. Matching plaids and repeated patterns is one of the areas where I am the most critical. If I take the time to ensure that everything will match up when cutting out a pattern, I want it to perfectly match when it is sewn together. The BERNINA Walking Foot #50 is the foot I would use for this in the pastsofa pillow cases, but NOW I use the built-in Dual Feed system of the BERNINA 8-Series machines. The Dual Feed system is like having two sets of feed dogs – one on the bed of the machine and one connected to the presser foot when engaged. This feeds the fabric, top and bottom, evenly to ensure that everything matches perfectly. Of course, I have to match everything up prior to sewing it together. If I have done a good job of matching, I know that the fabric will not shift and my seams will be perfect when they are sewn together!

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to get your bits and bobs in order and start preparing for Santa’s arrival. Now the kids might not know that you do all of the work behind the scenes, but it’s your job to make their Christmas extra special (even if that means ‘taste-testing’ a mince pie…or three!). Our 5 simple steps will help you get ahead on Christmas Eve and make the kids’ Christmas that little bit more magical.

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With every new collection, we fall more in love with Suzanne Kasler’s tailored, timeless style, so it’s no surprise that her summer 2017 collection has us ready to throw back the window treatments and take in that gorgeous summer weather. We visited Suzanne’s office to talk with her about her new pieces, her new favorite color, and why nautical accents belong in every room.