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Fill your house with Inspirational Quotes with Bernina Embroidery Software Designer Plus V8

Hi Everyone

Today’s blog is about loving life with embroidery.

Whilst we all struggle with “making time” as sometimes life can get too busy and you can lose focus of what really matters….. Your hobby!

I want to take you on a journey with how you can be creative with Bernina’s Integrated Design Library in the Embroidery Software V8 and have fun with Inspirational Quotes throughout your home.

Inspirational Quotes are a great mood lifter on those dark days and over the past year I have seen more and more of my Bernina embroidery friends using them all over the home.  I want to inspire you to create a wall hanging by putting the fabric in a photo frame on the wall, make a cushion for the sofa or beautiful design on children’s clothes and quilts for their bedrooms. I find myself through conversation using these quotes as they are a great mind setter for a positive attitude and motivation.


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Seeing the seasons change can very much be a mood changer but having a positive outlook on life is a crucial part of finding Inspiration and being unique in your style of digitising and embroidery.

It is autumn here in Australia and I just love seeing the changes within the trees with all the beautiful colours around us.

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Fonts used: @DFRuLei-W5, AR BLANCA, Bradley Hand ITC

Images used from the Integrated Design Library in the Bernina Embroidery Software Designer Plus V8

Doing Inspirational Quotes can really get your creative mind to grow and do some beautiful designs like the ones above I have used on a tea towel.


People that follow me on my Facebook Profile and Instagram seem to really enjoy and engage with Inspirational Quotes I post with likes, shares and comments. This also makes me feel great that the designs and images of Facebook posts may have brightened someone’s day, week or mood. I can’t wait to get this design into a photo frame in my embroidery room, although I keep playing with different fonts and styles.

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Font used: Bodoni MT Condensed and Brock Script

Images used from my personal collection

I really enjoyed digitising this design as 12 flowers for valentine’s day but that design doesn’t have to just stay saved in your library you can re-use the design in so many ways like I have done above with an Inspirational Quote or a message for a friend.

be bold be brave be beautiful

Font used: Waltograph UI, @DFRuLei-W5 and Script MT Bold

Images used from the Integrated Design Library in the Bernina Embroidery Software Designer Plus V8

So many followers loved this design as I selected the designs to fit the wording. Be as bold as a ladybird, as brave as a bee and as beautiful as a flower.


Font used: Bradley Hand ITC

Images used from my personal collection

The above design was created on a Rainy day and we all know how the weather, a comment or a situation can easily change our outlook on the day ahead but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. This quote is something that was told to me by a friend years ago and I’ve always held on to it for motivation when I’ve needed to pick myself back up again. If someone rains on your parade put up your umbrella!

So what inspires you? There are a lot of things that can provide inspiration. Maybe seeing other people’s accomplishments or seeing other people overcome adversity. This is why I’ve started a Facebook group with my husband that is a Bernina accredited technician and a fellow Bernina ambassador Rhonda to help support our local Bernina community here is Australia. This is a fun, sharing and helpful group with the purpose of enjoying the same interests…..BERNINA! All are encouraged to join and share your love for Bernina sewing, quilting, embroidery and patchwork.  I was just overwhelmed with the response worldwide with just over 1,800 members in just a few weeks so I decided to change the group into an International Group.  So many of the members have said they really enjoy the group as people all over the world that love Bernina have somewhere to share their creations, ask for advice and learn and grow together on Facebook. I love meeting likeminded people and within a week of chatting about our Bernina adventures I decided to do an online sew-a-long where I sent out designs for the members to test sew out and create items within the home and this is what they came up with………

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It was a great feeling knowing that everyone at home all over the world was enjoying what we all do……..Embroidery!

When I started to receive the final projects from members, my Facebook lit up with wonderful creations . I loved how the different colour choices really changed the look of the designs.

I would like to say thank you to everyone that took part in the online sew-a-long.

We are currently doing a Mother’s Day Sew Along for the next few weeks so if you would like to take part please join us here. Everyone is welcome!

Get creative with Bernina’s Integrated Design Library or custom make your own designs and have fun with Inspirational Quotes throughout your home.

If you would like the free designs please click here, join the group and comment on the post.

Please leave your comments below.

Thanks for reading Lou Robertson:)

Free sewing tutorial: Embroidering quotes

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  • Kym Shields EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Lou, I have loved being part of the sew along. It has allowed me to become more familiar with my Bernina 830LE as well as a chance to play with the trial version of the V8 software.

  • Rhonda Noy EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    What a fabulous response Lou! You are such an inspiration! I’ve seen some great questions and responses posted already – so wonderful to be able to be part of this group of Bernina Lovers! Together we can ’embroider the world’ !!!

  • Marianne Ciovacco Reddick EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi Lou , so glad you created this group on Facebook to bring so many people together on your unique and inspirational projects. I feel so blessed to be a part of your generosity. You have renewed my creativity and I look forward to see more of everyone’s work, fun, and progress!

  • Vimla Govender EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Hi Lou I truly enjoyed stitching out your designs. They are beautiful as well as inspirational. Would love to continue to test stitch for you. take care.

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