Bernina announced yesterday that they are launching a brand new series of sewing machines. The new 7 series will consist of 3 machines called the Bernina 710 sewing machine, Bernina 750 QE (quilters edition) and the Bernina 780 E (embroidery).
The main feature that makes these machines different is the new B9 Hook patent pending technology which combines the rotary and the cb hook techniques. Here is an excerpt from their press release.
“the new 7 Series features the world’s first, patent-pending BERNINA 9 Hook (B 9 Hook). The B 9 Hook uniquely combines the advantages of the two best hook technologies, the rotary and CB hook, enabling higher sewing and embroidery speeds, 9 mm stitch width, and extra bobbin capacity.”
The B hook is capable of delivering up to a thousand stitches per minute and a maximum of 9mm stitch width. The Bobbin will also be able to hold eighty percent more thread than previous Bernina models.
The new machines are expected to sell for between $4599.00 for the 710 model and $10999.00 for the Embroidery model.
Another cool feature for the 7 series machines is the Design Works Software Suite which allows you to cut shapes designs and patterns from multiple layers of fabric. The 7 series machines will also remember your different stitch settings and comes with an extended free arm which will allow for enough space for your larger projects.
While these machines may seem a bit on the expensive side they should proof to be fantastic for the more experienced Seamster.