Bernina 530 19 Selecting Stitches


Let’s get you familiar with the way we select
stitches and change the settings for each stitch. When you turn it on, you have stitch
number one and it shows you the picture of the stitch. These first nine and ten … we’ll
call it ten because the button hole is zero, here … can be touched by just using these
function buttons over here on the side. Number two is a zig zag. It also is going to tell you what foot to
use. As we go to stitch number three, that is an over lock stitch and it changes the
foot recommendation to foot number two. Along the side, here, this is your length. It’s
going to automatically set up a length and a width. The width goes across the top. Your
length adjustments will be here. As you want it longer, you can hold the little button
in, the arrow up, and that will make the stitch length longer. It’ll even tell you right here
what millimeter setting that it’s been changed to. I love the fact that there’s actually
a little mark reminding me that I’m not on the normal setting anymore. By pushing clear,
that would return me to that original setting. Across the top for stitch width, we can use
the stitch width making it wider with the arrow to the right or narrower with the arrow
to the left. I’m going to go back to a straight stitch. When you push a button, just wait
for it to switch over here. Straight stitch; there’s a little larger dot hanging out underneath
the stitch width option. That is needle position. If you go ahead and move the needle position,
that dot goes all the over and our needle is now hanging out on the right side of our
foot. We can go ahead and bring that all the way
back. You have lots of needle positions. That’s something I always look for in a machine.
If you’re where you don’t need it to be, you also can push clear and it will return you
back to the basic setting. Right here, it shows you the pressure of your
foot, where it’s starting out. Pressure’s going to be over here. I’ll guide you and
point. There’s a little wheel on the back side of your machine that you can actually
change the pressure of the foot so it can actually … maybe like on stretchier fabric,
it doesn’t stretch it out so much. That actually is kind of nice to have that control there. Up or down … Right now, the needle is always
going to stop up. If I just push the needle down button, you’ll notice that it actually
will just sink the needle into the fabric, but if you want it to actually change here,
like you want it to always stop down in the fabric, you need to touch and hold this button
until you have the picture changing. With this pointing down now, every time I stop,
that needle will stop down. You want to put it back, hold it in until that picture changes.
That’s how you can change it. This is like that quick, “I need the needle up,” or “I
need the needle down.” That’s one of a couple different ways that you can actually do that. To get to other stitches, for example, where
your card is, you’ve got all your stitches listed … and this has a little peel-off
area. If it’s bubbly and bothering you, which it is for me today, let’s go ahead and peel
that right on off. There we go, and on the back side. There we go. You just have to get
it started. That is meant to be peeled off. Here is your stitches. If you wanted one of
the stitches past number nine and ten, here, we can come in … if you want stitch number
125, you’re going to go ahead and touch 1, 2, 5. It’ll show right here and then it will
go ahead and go to that particular stitch. Just go ahead and keep touching them, like
6, 0, 7 and then it will switch to that particular stitch. Really fun here. We’re going to go
through all these stitches because you got a lot of button holes, you’ve got basting,
you’ve got great quilting stitches, and even alphabets. We’ll get into how to put those
into memory. That’s kind of fun. The other way to pick stitches is to use the
home button. When you touch the home button, you’re going to get to a menu. You’ll use
your arrows to move the highlighted area. Let’s start here with the straight and zig
zag. When I touch okay, it goes in to the first set of stitches. If you don’t have your
card with you, you can find the stitch that you’re looking for, which is really nice. There’s a little arrow here, so if we arrow
down, we can keep going until we reach the end of that first menu of stitches. We can
touch the return arrow. This is kind of go back one screen and then we can move over.
These are where all the decorative stitches are going to hang out. Touch okay. Then, they’re
kind of divided up into segments. For example, if I wanted to go into the 300s, arrow over
to the 301 area, touch okay, and we have three stitches in there. I’m going to return back,
here, and maybe go down to the 700s, touch okay, and we can arrow down. It shows there’s
more that I’m not seeing. Wow. There’s a lot of stitches in there. You can just arrow through. When you see the stitch you want, touch okay.
It’ll take that stitch right to your sewing screen. That’s where you’d want to be when
you go to sew. You can’t be on one of these screens and sew on your machine. All those
stitches … By the way, the 1300s, those are all the quilting stitches. They king of
all hang out together, like the blanket stitch. That’s always one people are looking for.
That’s nice, and you can return back. Alphabets going to hang out here, too. We’ll
go into these a little later. Button holes, they all hang out together. Once again, when
you pick a button hole, then you’re going to get other options. Your foot changes, it
sets everything up for you, which I absolutely love. Another thing that you have in here
is where you combine stitches. This is for the memory of the machine. We also have the
set up of the machine, where we can go in and change out a variety of things. We’ll
get into those a little bit later. We have a tutorial area for the oiling. Again,
it’s showing you how you can oil your machine. Also, a great a place to set up … You can
tell the machine, it’s like the little dress form area, what fabric you’re working on,
and then this will actually get you into if I have a woven fabric, a knit fabric, and
then if I’m doing a different technique. If I’m doing a button hole on it, it’ll actually
tell me and take me to the stitch that I would need to do for that actual fabric and technique
that I’m asking the machine. It will help set it up for you. It’s pretty neat to go all the way around
your machine. We’re just going to go back to a straight stitch, there. You could do
it over here or you could do it right here with the home button. We’ll get into some of the other stitches,
here. We have a speed control. I’ll show you how that works. Needle up, needle down, your
locking stitch, your image, pattern begin, and the balance. We’ll take these all into
separate areas as we go.