BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition

BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition

Limited quantities available

  • First colored Special Edition
  • Matching Kaffe Edition dust cover
  • Additional Kaffe Fassett stitches
  • Jumbo Bobbin with 70% more thread
  • Convenient Automatic Thread Cutter

BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition – Come celebrate color

Dare to be different! Throughout his career, Kaffe Fassett has inspired and encouraged people to trust in their color instinct. The BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition, proudly presented by BERNINA in cooperation with Kaffe Fassett, is a tribute to his art and an invitation to commit to the power of color.
Be bold, break rules – and you will discover something wonderful!

Kaffe Fassett talks about the Special Edition
“Color is the tonic the world needs.”Kaffe Fassett, Textile Artist

For more than 60 years, Kaffe Fassett has inspired people around the world with his colorful work in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic. His stunning use of color sets him apart from other artists, and a collection of his work is a must have for textile enthusiasts. BERNINA is very proud to honor Kaffe's art with the limited production BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition.

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Color up your sewing studio

Color up your sewing studio

  • Machine design by Kaffe Fassett
  • Inspired by the Millefiore fabric print
  • Dare to stand out!

This first completely colored Special Edition is just the right splash of color your creative space has been waiting for! The design was inspired by Kaffe Fassett's Millefiore fabric print and by his love for pastel.

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Special Edition extras

Special Edition extras

The 21 exclusive decorative stitches inspired by by Kaffe Fassett's designs will give your creativty a real boost. Also, the ornate dust cover, slipped over the machine, gives a hint of what a unique machine is concealed underneath.

Enjoy embellishing your projects

  • With 21 exclusive additional stitches
  • Hand-drawn by Kaffe Fassett
  • Have fun exploring

Whether you want to quilt your quilt sandwich with decorative stitches or to apply your binding – the BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition offers 221 decorative stitches including 21 unique stitches based on the hand-drawing of Kaffe Fassett himself.

Have a look at the stitches
More creative time

More creative time

  • Automatic features for your ease
  • Press a button to cut your thread
  • Secure your stitches automatically

Threads are cut automatically, or if you prefer, magically. Even the needle lifts leaving your hands free to keep on creating.

Keeping your hands on the fabric

Keeping your hands on the fabric

  • Raise or lower the presser foot and the feed dog at the same time
  • Convenient operation with the knee
  • Hands remain free to guide the fabric
The BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) lets you lift or lower the presser foot using only the knee lifter, allowing hands to guide your projects to bigger and better things.

Adjustable presser foot pressure

Adjustable presser foot pressure

  • Sew any material perfectly with ease
  • Increase pressure for thin materials
  • Reduce pressure for thick materials
Individual adjustment is easy to make, ensuring the ideal pressure is achieved for any and all materials no matter how thick or delicate.

Nice, easy perfect stitches

Nice, easy perfect stitches

  • Sew perfect stitches with 5.5 mm width
  • Sew even longer with the jumbo bobbin
  • Conveniently, front-load bobbin
Perfect precision is achieved with each stitch thanks to the BERNINA Hook. Plus, projects are done faster with speeds up to 900 stitches per minute.

Included Patchwork Foot #37

Included Patchwork Foot #37

  • Designed for straight-stitching
  • Ideal for sewing ¼" seam allowances
  • Extra insurance for experienced piecers
Every quilter appreciates the Patchwork Foot #37 for its accurate feeding and stitching when piecing patchwork blocks with perfect precision.

Easy to navigate touch screen

Easy to navigate touch screen

  • Modern color touch screen
  • Easy to use with simple navigation
  • On-screen support when needed
Always ready to be of assistance, the Sewing Consultant helps find the right settings. And suggested tips are easily made with the Multi-function knobs.

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

  • Overview
  • Sewing & Quilting
  • General Features
  • Stitches
BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition

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

Sewing space to the right of the needle 177,7 mm
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 4.3” / 10 cm
Hook system BERNINA Hook
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
Automatic Thread Cutter
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
Tutorial
Exclusive machine design by Kaffe Fassett
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
Exclusive decorative stitches, inspired by Kaffe Fassett's designs 21

Product brochure – All information at a glance

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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.

Maximum sewing speed (stitches per minute) 900
Maximum stitch width in mm 5.5
Stitch length maximum in mm 6
Needle positions 11
Automatic buttonhole
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Import/Export Stitches via USB

Import/Export Stitches via USB

To import and export sewing stitches via a USB stick.
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Creative consultant
Drag & Drop
Pattern repeat (up to 9) 1-9
Pattern start/end function
Pattern end programmable
Pattern mirroring

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Reverse sewing
Automatic securing function
Programmable Securing Function
BSR functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
Number of stitch patterns (incl. alphabet) total 861
Sewing alphabets 4
Decorative stitches total 231
Button sew-on program
Buttonholes (incl. eyelet) total 10
Utility stitches total 29
Quilting stitches total 40
Darning programs 2
Exclusive decorative stitches, inspired by Kaffe Fassett's designs 21
Sewing space to the right of the needle 177,7 mm
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Sewing space to the right of the needle

More sewing and embroidery space to the right of the needle offers comfort and more maneuverability when stitching large and small projects.
Workspace Height 109 mm
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Workspace Height

The extra height presents more space for quilts and spacious large projects and makes sewing easier in general.
Centrally Located Color Touch Screen 4.3” / 10 cm
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Centrally Located Color Touch Screen

Everything at eye level; it is clear and easy to use. Can be used with fingertip or touchpen and offers touch-scroll selection. Display and backround color can be customized and the screen brightness can be set according to your needs.
Multi-function Knobs
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Multi-function Knobs

Easily accessible knobs for making stitch adjustments before and during sewing in .05 increments for smooth stitch transitions. Used in embroidery for composing and design alterations.
LED Sewing Light 8
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LED Sewing Light

Bright illumination in the needle area and over the freearm. On some machines the brightness is adjustable.
Semi-automatic Needle Threader
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Semi-automatic Needle Threader

Easy threading of the needle.
Manual Thread Cutters 4
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Manual Thread Cutters

Conveniently positioned thread cutters in the area of the bobbin case, the bobbin winder motor and the needle to cut off thread ends.
Total Stitch Control

Total Stitch Control

Permanent or temporary altering of length, width, needle position and other creative functions of all stitches - even while sewing.
BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension

BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension

Once the tension is set according to the fabric and thread used, the thread tension is constantly monitored and adjusted automatically, if needed, resulting in the finest stitching.
Hook system BERNINA Hook
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Hook system

The CB Hook is the traditional BERNINA mechanism that produces the legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm wide.

The BERNINA Rotary Hook offers the same stitch quality at 9 mm stitch width and bobbin thread monitoring.

The innovative BERNINA Hook maintains legendary BERNINA stitch quality at 5.5 mm and 9 mm stitch widths. An easy bobbin case insertion and large capacity bobbin make this ideal.

The M Class BERNINA Rotary Hook for Longarm machines ensures the legendary BERNINA stitch quality, even at high speeds.
Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity
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Jumbo Bobbin with 70 % more Capacity

More thread on the bobbin ensures significantly fewer interruptions in sewing, which is particularly helpful for large quilts or when embroidering.
Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Bobbin Winding while Sewing/Embroidering

Fast winding of the bobbin, even while sewing.
Powerful DC Motor

Powerful DC Motor

Full power at all speeds provides for consistent stitching on multiple layers and heavy fabrics.
Hammer Mode

Hammer Mode

Built-in mechanism that drives the needle to stitch through more than 30 layers of fabric. The needle pulsates through the fabric to form the stitch.

Product brochure – All information at a glance

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BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)
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BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)

Knee operated lever raises the presser foot, lowers the feed dog and releases the thread tension keeping your hands free for guiding the fabric and the height for the fabric passage increases so that even thick layers of fabric can be easily pushed under the presser foot.
BERNINA Foot Control Opt.
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BERNINA Foot Control

Consistent control and a back-kick function to raise and lower the needle. One single push onto the front sews one stitch, one heel push makes the needle move up or down.
Thread-up Command
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Thread-up Command

Push the needle up/down button to lower and raise the needle to bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric so the threads can be secured manually. Perfect for quilting and free-standing lace.
Automatic Thread Cutter
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Automatic Thread Cutter

The upper and lower threads are cut automatically or at the touch of a button. The top thread is carried to the back side of the fabric. Program 2 types of tie-offs.
Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
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Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

Adjust the presser foot pressure to eliminate skipped stitches and wavy seams on knits.
Needle Reminder

Needle Reminder

To save the settings for the needle type used.
Tutorial
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Tutorial

Access Tutorials for sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques. Also provides information about threading, needles and other including animation videos.
On-screen Help
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On-screen Help

Use the ‘?’ to identify functions and stitches. Built-in animations lead you through processes and provide reminders.
Retractable Feed Dog
Slide speed control
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Slide speed control

Regulate the speed with the Slide Speed Control.
Machine weight 9.5 kg
Machine size 423 / 200 / 328 mm
Exclusive machine design by Kaffe Fassett
  • Practical Stitches

  • Buttonholes

  • Decorative Stitches

  • Quilt Stitches

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

  • 4:12

    Threading and getting started sewing with the B 475 QE

  • 3:18

    Touch screen and functions of the B 475 QE

  • 5:07

    Sewing buttonholes with the B 475 QE

  • 3:17

    Patchwork and quilting with the B 475 QE

  • 4:31

    Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 475 QE

  • 4:32

    Changing and saving stitches with the B 475 QE

  • 4:22

    Cleaning and oiling the B 475 QE

  • Threading and getting started sewing with the B 475 QE

    Threading and getting started sewing with the B 475 QE

    4:12
  • Touch screen and functions of the B 475 QE

    Touch screen and functions of the B 475 QE

    3:18
  • Sewing buttonholes with the B 475 QE

    Sewing buttonholes with the B 475 QE

    5:07
  • Patchwork and quilting with the B 475 QE

    Patchwork and quilting with the B 475 QE

    3:17
  • Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 475 QE

    Sewing decorative stitches and letters with the B 475 QE

    4:31
  • Changing and saving stitches with the B 475 QE

    Changing and saving stitches with the B 475 QE

    4:32
  • Cleaning and oiling the B 475 QE

    Cleaning and oiling the B 475 QE

    4:22

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use off-brand bobbins?

We recommend to use only BERNINA quality bobbins because using off-brand bobbins can cause unsatisfying thread tension and other problems.

How often should the machine be oiled?

The frequency of oiling depends on the number of the sewn stitches. We recommend to place a drop of oil onto the hook race before sewing for a longer period, but at least when the machine prompts you. When sewing bigger projects, you can oil the machine once a day.

The machine is running very slow.

Check the slide speed control on the front of the machine and move to the right. Here you can set the  maximum speed setting when sewing with the foot control or use it to adjust the speed when working with the start/stop button.
 

What should I do if the message with gears appears?

Cut off the upper thread, raise the presser foot, carefully lift the fabric to cut off the lower thread and any twisted threads. Do not pull! Remove the fabric. Remove the bobbin case, open the hook to check whether any thread is tangled in the hook area and remove it. Also check whether there is any thread under the needle plate. Replace the hook, bobbin case, bobbin and needle plate. Check whether the upper thread is threaded correctly and rethread if necessary.

Whats the use of the vertical spool pin?

Necessary when using a second thread for example sewing with the twin needle.
For stacked (parallel wound) threads, use the vertical spool pin to allow the thread to evenly feed off the spool.
Important: use the foam pad as base.

What is the thread cutter to the right of the machine head for?

It makes threading using the semi-automatic threader easier, since the end of the thread no longer needs to be held manually. Instead, the thread is pulled over the thread cutter  after it has been laid into  the hook of the threader. The threader is then released and the thread is pulled through the eye of the needle. The cutter is available as an optional accessory for models where it is not included as standard.

Support for your BERNINA 475 QE Kaffe Edition

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 475 QE

Let's get quilting

Discover the different decorative stitches from the Special Edition machine and have fun with the different Kaffe Fassett fabrics when creating this colorful Hatbox Quilt.

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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.