BERNINA 550 QE

sewing and quilting to a professional standard

  • Absolute stitch control
  • Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR foot)
  • On-screen Creative Consultant
  • Extensive stitch package
$4,399 MSRP 


BERNINA 550 QE – both creative and clever

easy handling, optimum sewing results


Absolute stitch control

Absolute stitch control

Thanks to numerous innovations, the BERNINA 550 QE’s extensive stitch package can be perfectly adapted to your sewing project. Stitch length and width can be altered almost effortlessly via the easy-to-use LCD display of the BERNINA 550 QE, while you have full control over all the stitch properties – including 11 different needle positions. Easy access to all settings makes for quick work and offers maximum convenience and ease when sewing or quilting. The changes can be saved either temporarily or permanently in the BERNINA 550 QE’s memory, for which 100 free storage locations are available. This means you can access your favorite stitches, stitch patterns and combinations whenever you want, without having to reset the stitch parameters – a considerable savings of time allowing you to focus on your creative project.

Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)

A special highlight of the BERNINA 550 QE is the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) <>, which ensures highest precision when free-motion sewing. Even when the feed-dog is lowered and the fabric is being manually guided, the sophisticated BSR technology ensures stitches that are always of the exact same length, by recognizing and compensating for differences in sewing speed. This innovative BERNINA 550 QE function allows even inexperienced free-motion quilters to produce accurate and consistent stitch lengths for a precise stitch pattern – right from the get-go! Thanks to its BSR functionality, precise free-motion sewing with the BERNINA 550 QE is a relaxed affair – ideal for sewing and quilting at the highest level.

Built-in onscreen Creative Consultant

Built-in onscreen Creative Consultant

One of the many intuitive functions and features of the BERNINA 550 QE is the built-in Creative Consultant which can be accessed via the LCD display. This clever tool will help you achieve success when sewing and quilting. Step-by-step, you enter the basic information on your sewing project via descriptive icons, choose the fabric type, and specify the nature of your project – and the Creative Consultant will show you which combination of needle, presser foot and thread is best suited to your project, and which stitch patterns are available for it. The BERNINA 550 QE not only offers an excellent "jump-start“ for novices – it also lends a hand to experienced sewers with troubleshooting when there’s a problem with fabric feed, when the thread forms loops, or when the needle used doesn’t seem to suit the fabric.

Extensive stitch library

Extensive stitch library

With the BERNINA 550 QE, you’ll have access to a generous library of 22 utility and 155 decorative stitches, including 24 different quilting stitches. Ten buttonhole, eyelet, and button-sew-on stitches and four sewing alphabets also form part of the BERNINA 550 QE’s extensive stitch package. With features like these, the 550 QE offers everything you could possibly need to create ambitious sewing and quilting projects of the highest quality. What’s more, the properties of each stitch, such as length, width, and needle position, can be customized and combined with one another, and thanks to the BERNINA 550 QE’s built-in memory function, your changes can be saved permanently or temporarily. Of course, reverse sewing or mirroring of the stitch patterns is also possible.