BERNINA 820 QE

The precision model for the highest aspirations

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Picture: BERNINA 820 QE

BERNINA 820 QE

The precision model for the highest aspirations

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BERNINA 820 QE: The high-end sewing and quilting machine

Raising sewing and quilting to a new dimension

Raising sewing and quilting to a new dimension

One of the many advantages of the BERNINA 820 QE is its extra-large work area: more freedom of movement, a clearer view of your work, and absolute control over your sewing project make the BERNINA 820 QE the top model in its class.The BERNINA 820 QE’s 40-cm-long free arm lets you handle even large-format sewing and quilting projects with ease without sacrificing your clear view – an advantage that you’ll never again want to be without. And with a generous 30 cm space to the right of the needle, you won’t be short of room to rotate or move your fabric, even when free-motion sewing or quilting. It doesn’t get any better than this!

BERNINA StitchRegulator: Perfect free-motion sewing

BERNINA StitchRegulator: Perfect free-motion sewing

Thanks to BSR functionality, precise free-motion quilting with the BERNINA 820 QE is easier than ever before. The innovative BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) corrects irregularities when guiding the fabric, so that each stitch is exactly as long as the previous one – with straight or zigzag stitch, and at any sewing speed. This globally unique, patented feature guarantees an even stitch pattern in any direction of movement, thereby also easing the novice’s progress in free-motion sewing. You decide on the direction of sewing – the BERNINA Stitch Regulator ensures an incomparably precise stitch pattern and provides immense creative possibilities, even for inexperienced free-motion quilters.

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.

Features & Functions

  • General Features
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • Standard accessories for sewing
Hook system RL
Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 1100
Sewing space to the right of the needle 12” / 305 mm
Color touch screen
LED sewing lights 30 LED
Multi-function knobs
Maximum stitch width 9
Maximum stitch length 6
Needle positions 11
Sewing in each needle position
Number of spool holders 3
Semi-automatic needle threader
Automatic thread cutter
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Manual thread cutter 4
BERNINA Dual Feed (BDF)
Create and save stitch combinations
Fully-automatic needle threader
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
BSR enabled, straight stitch and zigzag (separate BSR foot required)
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Slide speed control
Upper thread indicator
Lower thread indicator
USB interface for PC connection
USB interface for USB data stick 1
Changing stitch settings while sewing
BERNINA foot control with back-kick function
Needle stop up/down
Drag & Drop -
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
On-screen help
Built-in needle threader -
Sewing tutorial
Embroidery tutorial -
Creative consultant
Personal program 2
History function (most-recently-used stitch patterns)
Setup program
Language selection
Alarm clock
Eco mode
BERNINA freearm slide-on table
Dust cover
Accessories box / bag
Machine weight 16 kg
Machine size 578 / 227 / 360 mm 22.7″ / 8.9″ / 14.2″
Pattern start/end function
Elongation
Programmable Securing Function
Stitch Distortion -
Stitch Designer -
Pattern mirroring
360° directional sewing -
Free Hand System (FHS)
Sideways motion feed -
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 1040
Connecting stitches -
Utility stitches total 24
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 6
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Button sew-on program
Darning programs 2
Heirloom stitch patterns -
Decorative stitches total 316
Decorative sideways motion stitches -
Quilting stitches total 30
Cross-stitch programs 28
Children/novelty stitch patterns
Tapering/skyline stitches 29
Sewing alphabets 9
Monograms (with sideways motion) -
Reverse sewing
Maximum embroidery speed (stitches per minute) -
Built-in embroidery designs -
Embroidery alphabets -
Embroidery design formats -
Onscreen editing of designs: positioning, mirroring, rotating, scaling, combining -
Color Wheel -
Shape Designer -
Mega hoop functionality (embroidery field: 400 x 150 mm) -
Jumbo hoop functionality (limited embroidery field: 400 x 210 mm) -
Freearm embroidery -
Personal memory for embroidery designs -
Standard embroidery hoops** -
Lettering manipulation (WordArt) -
Importing stitch patterns -
Color resequence -
Cut jump stitches -
Sequence control -
Basting -
Endless embroidery -
Position recall -
BERNINA ArtLink embroidery software (downloadable from bernina.com) -
BERNINA DesignWorks Software & Tool compatible -
Carrying bag -
Multiple spool holder

Accessories

Unleash your creativity with the included accessories and be prepared for any creative challenge with a huge variety of optional accessories

  • Included
  • Compatible
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Note:
Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Tutorials

Support for your BERNINA 820 QE

To ensure that you enjoy your BERNINA for as long as possible, we recommend that you read the detailed operating instructions. Further support information and firmware updates can be found on the support page.

Download manual Support page BERNINA 820 QE

Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.