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inspiration INSPIRATION SPECIAL 2010 SWITZERLAND CHF 5.70 EUROPE € 3,20 GREAT BRITAIN £ 4,45 UNITED STATES $ 6,00 INCL. VAT

WEDDING

AN OUT-OFTHE-ORDINARY PRESENT NEW BABY GIRL OR BOY? ROBBERS’ DEN

THE KIDS HAVE FUN

MOTHER’S DAY

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART NEW YEAR’S EVE

CELEBRATE WITH A DASH OF GOOD HUMOUR

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PREFACE

Holidays and Celebrations Christmas comes but once a year, but fortunately there are plenty of other red-letter days for us to celebrate! Really memorable celebrations, though, require a certain amount of preparation. In addition to a slap-up meal, the table decoration is of course very important, as it helps put everyone in a festive mood. That way, even if the meal is delayed a little, the guests will still be busy admiring the scene you’ve set. But presents and invitation cards also have their place at every celebration. You’ll find all these things and much more in this special issue of inspiration, which will help make your next red-letter occasion a real cracker. Whether your best friend is getting married or there’s a baby on the way, we’ve given you several different options for finishing off these projects. Whether you go down the sophisticated or simple route, the effort you’ve put into creating these gifts will definitely not go unnoticed. All patterns are either illustrated in reduced scale in the magazine, or can be downloaded from our website. Once again, of course, we’ve also posted tips on our Internet blog – check them out at www.bernina.com / inspiration under News. And now get cracking! Your Editorial Team and Claudia Giesser, Editor-in-Chief

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Cast your vote: Choose your favourite model for spring 2011! You’ll find different suggestions on our Internet blog at www.bernina.com / inspiration 3


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Tea party Kick off your birthday with cake and coffee

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Cards galore With hearts and birds

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Children’s birthday Robbers‘ den

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Wedding That special gift

Housewarming Not just bread and salt

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New arrival Colourful crawl quilt and jolly octopus

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Mother’s Day Offerings from the heart

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Midsommar Foam-rubber garland and loads of colour for your summer festivities

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New Year’s Eve Seeing out the old year in style

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TIPS

NEW at www.bernina.com / inspiration under News i-Tips – Children’s birthday: appliquéing tiles and letters i-Tips – Housewarming: sewing outlines i-Tips – Wedding: automatic all-round quilting with the embroidery software i-Tips – Cards: BERNINA Embroidery Software Version 6, new features using the example of the bird 4


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12 A new direction in needles

Swiss Quality For all brands of domestic sewing machines needles are available exclusively from your Bernina dealer

www.berninaneedles.com

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MOTHER’S DAY

Straight from the heart

S626 Vase covers Tulle and wash-away embroidery stabiliser make for transparency here. Cut out as many hearts as you wish and sandwich them between tulle or between thread remnants and self-adhesive wash-away embroidery stabiliser. Or just grab a felt strip and sew a chain of beads on top and tulle underneath.

 With CutWork S627 Scented sachet This sachet was created through pure chance. Our intention was merely to cut out the hearts with the CutWork Tool, and then we noticed that the remnant was also really pretty.

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In need of a small, personal ‘quick fix’ for Mother’s Day – or even Valentine’s Day? We’ve got some sure-fire easy winners for you here.

S625 Series of pictures One or all three? These hearts are sure to remain on the wall long after the holiday’s been and gone. Have fun experimenting a little. The little heart in picture 3, for instance, was just a test piece – we were actually ready to bin it! The 3D - effects of the pictures are partly from batting (picture 1), and partly from crushing with special stabilisers (picture 3).

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Midsommar

S630 Tea-light holder Four layers of transparent paper create a flowery effect here. These are a breeze to make with the BERNINA CutWork software, but with a bit more effort can also be cut out by hand.

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In Scandinavia they celebrate ‘Midsommar’ – the longest day, or the shortest night, of the year. The idea appealed to us so much that we’ve come up with some projects that will help you join in the festivities.

S632 Insect-proof food covers Simple yet attractive. Here, we’ve hemmed a cheery striped fabric and decorated it with foam-rubber flowers. The fastening studs weigh down the edges slightly. The drinking straw is threaded through the eyelet in the centre and holds everything securely in place.

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 With CutWork S631 Flower chain A flower wreath makes for a festive mood at a party. We’ve opted here for a weatherproof variant, which will last you for many years. The flowers were embroidered on foam rubber with the CutWork Tool, then cut out immediately afterwards.

S633 Cutlery pocket Your guests will be able to tackle the cold buffet elegantly with these individual cutlery pockets. We’ve also decorated the edges with cutwork.

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OUR GIFT FOR YOU

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This issue’s downloads can be found on the Internet at www.bernina.com

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This time you’ll find embroidery files on the following themes: birthday, housewarming party, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Day and cards, as well as various CutWork files. All of the embroidery files for a theme can be downloaded in ART (Versions 5 to 6), PES and EXP format as a zip file. For embroidering or further editing in the software, use the highest possible version for the best quality. You’ll also find CutWork files for cutting out, if you have the appropriate software. Please note that embrodery files in EXP format lose their special fill properties when sized up or down.

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Masthead Frequency of publication Three issues plus 1 special issue per year Publisher BERNINA International AG, CH-8266 Steckborn, website: www.bernina.com Editor-in-chief: Claudia Giesser

Pattern-sheet printing Pabel Moewig Verlag KG, D-76437 Rastatt, Germany Advertising BERNINA International AG, CH-8266 Steckborn, Tel. 0041 52 762 15 74

Editorial team Füllemann, Gross, Niedermann, Vogelbacher, Werner

Subscriptions Heer Druck AG, Steinackerstrasse 8 CH-8583 Sulgen, Switzerland

Sewing projects Tanja Gross, Claudia Giesser

Readers’ Service Fax 0041 52 762 13 12, e-mail: redaktion@bernina.com

Translation Termcom Ltd., CH-8266 Steckborn (Engl.) Crytho Übersetzungen D/F, CH-8218 Osterfingen

The editorial team has exercised the greatest possible care in the production of the patterns and instructions. Nonetheless, we cannot guarantee that they are absolutely free from error. Liability for damage to persons, property or assets is hereby excluded. Furthermore, we accept no liability for unsolicited material sent to us. Any commercial use of material is only permitted with the express agreement of BERNINA International AG, Steckborn. When used in courses, this magazine is to be acknowledged. Copyright 2010 by BERNINA International AG

Photographs Kuhnle & Knödler, D-78315 Radolfzell, Germany BERNINA-Studio Printing and pre-press Heer Druck AG, CH-8583 Sulgen, Switzerland

Product locator Fabrics and notions mentioned in our guest contributions were chosen by the individuals concerned, and cannot usually be purchased from the companies listed below. We ask for your understanding, and suggest that you simply choose a similar material or product if this is the case. Chance discoveries often produce the most beautiful results!

Embroidery stabilisers and cards, quilting needs www.benartex.com www.embroideryonline.com www.brewersewing.com

Thread Arova Mettler AG CH-9401 Rorschach, Switzerland

Various notions Prym Consumer GmbH&Co.KG/Gold-Zack D-52220 Stollberg, Germany General agency for Switzerland: BOETTCHER AG, Stuben, CH-6043 Adligenswil, Switzerland

Needles F+L Bachmann AG, CH-9554 Tägerschen, Switzerland Fabrics Hilco Textil-GmbH D-70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany Trend Stoffe AG CH-8486 Rikon, Switzerland

Nähwelt Machemer GmbH D-63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany www.naehwelt-machemer.de

Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG Vlieseline sales D-69126 Heidelberg, Germany Welti & Co AG, CH-8401 Winterthur, Switzerland Union Knopf, D-33687 Bielefeld, Germany The trademark names used are the property of the respective trademark owners.

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