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Try the BSR function on a flower fabric.

You think the BSR function is a difficult tecnique to try? Well, it really isn’t! Try the BSR function on a flower fabric.

Let’s start with a flower cotton. BSR means BERNINA stitch regulator. You get all equal stitch lengths through the mechanism. It is a function to use in freehand stitching. This means that you disable the feed dog for fabric transport.  

With ‘freehand stitching’ or ‘free motion quilting’ you are going to move the fabric under the BSR-foot. 

You will need the accessory BSR-foot. For some BERNINA types, it is included, for others, it is optional.  For my BERNINA 710, it was optional.

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You see the cable that connects the foot with the machine. You plug the jack in the right hole. There are two extra pieces for different purposes.

What is the BSR function?

In this video, you can see how easy it works:

When the BSR foot is connected properly, you see a new screen. Choose for a zigzag or a straigh stitch. I only used a straight stitch for the flowers.

Start with the fabric tightened in an embroidery hoop (one from your embroidery machine, or one that you use for handembroidery. 

Lower tension tot 2,5 or 3.

When you start the machine , you see a little red light under the presser foot.

Your sewing machine starts stitching when you start moving the fabric under the presser foot. The faster you move the fabric, the higher the speed of the machine (but don’t exaggerate…).

For my project, I took a middle-weight cotton with flowerprint. 

I chose different colours of pink, yellow and green.

After stitching in straight lines, curved lines and circles, this was the result I got:

Try the BSR function on a flower fabric. free motion embroidery

And in the end I finished it as a birthday card on the embroidery machine, for a birthday wish.

Try the BSR function on a flower fabric. free motion embroidery

The person who receuved it, was really enthusiast and I was pleased with the result! So start to try the BSR function on a flower fabric.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: coloured sewing thread, cotton, cut-away stabilizer, embroidery hoop
Used Products:
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8
BERNINA Embroidery Software 8
Cording Foot with 5 Grooves #25
Cording Foot with 5 Grooves #25
BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)
Eyelet embroidery attachment # 82
Eyelet embroidery attachment # 82

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