The machine for the established hobbyist with a passion for quilting.

The standard package of this machine includes both the Walking Foot and the BERNINA Stitch Regulator, making it the perfect match for you as a quilter. The extensive range of available BERNINA accessories offers you the choice of expanding your creative options. Experience other sewing specialties such as heirloom, home decorating, crafting and garment sewing with the B 550 QE.

BERNINA products are manufactured exclusively with highquality
materials—inside and out. This ensures a high level of
durability and product performance. The top-notch quality is
evident in the precision of the sewing and quilting stitches as well
as the exceptional needle piercing power through thick fabrics.
The new BERNINA 530 and 550 QE models will wow you with
their simple, classic design. BERNINA engineers believe elegant
form should be combined with superior function to set new
design standards. Whether you’re sewing or quilting, modern
aesthetics plus cutting-edge technology are an integral part of
the package with the BERNINA 530 and 550 QE.
The BERNINA 530 and 550 QE boast cutting-edge features
developed by a team of experts in Switzerland. They combine
ingenious sewing applications and intuitive navigation to
produce a machine that is elegant simplicity itself. The BERNINA
Stitch Regulator (standard with the B 550 QE, optional with the
B 530), designed to assist you in mastering free-motion stitching
techniques with ease, is just one of many BERNINA Innovations.
Swiss Tradition
For decades, BERNINA has been passionately committed to
developing cutting-edge sewing and embroidery machines for
creative people. Swiss precision is at the heart of every product
we make. BERNINA—standing for Swiss tradition since 1893.
BERNINA—made to create.
Exclusive! Total Stitch Control
The BERNINA 530 and 550 QE provide an exclusive level of stitch control. Whether
altering the stitch length (up to 5 mm), width (up to 5.5 mm) or needle position (up
to 11) or even creating custom combinations, you’ll appreciate the convenience of
a machine that remembers the stitch details for you.
The BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) is designed to assist you in mastering freemotion
techniques by keeping stitches consistent at variable sewing speeds. The
BSR offers confidence for the beginner and additional insurance for the experienced
quilter. The BSR comes standard with the B 550 QE and is an optional accessory for
the B 530.
Exclusive! More Memory Options
Let your B 530 or B 550 QE keep track of the details with multiple memory functions.
Both models remember the changes you make to the stitches as you use them in
your sewing session. They will also remember your favorite stitch settings for each
stitch when saved in a long-term memory. For creative applications, you can save up to
100 stitches in a combination.
Extensive Stitch Library
The B 530 and B 550 QE include a library of over 140 and 180 stitches respectively,
conveniently stored by category for a wide variety of applications. You can view and
select stitches directly or use the easy-to-navigate screen. Whatever your sewing
project, you’ll find the perfect stitch. With the one-step automatic buttonhole
function you will have consistent buttonhole length time after time.
Sew Simple!
You’ll appreciate the user friendly features and simple interface. The crisp LCD displays
all your settings at a glance. The built-in Sewing Consultant is ready to assist you at
anytime. The practical semi-automatic needle threader lets you start sewing faster.
With the BERNINA 530 and 550 QE, you’ll spend more of your valuable time sewing
and quilting.
Greater Sewing Comfort
Unique to BERNINA, the Free Hand System raises and lowers the presser foot while
releasing thread tension and lowering the feed dog, leaving your hands free to guide
your project. Also included is a practical extension table with ample space to hold your
larger sewing projects.
Plenty of Room to Expand Your Creativity
The BERNINA 530 and 550 QE were designed with your sewing future in mind. A variety
of special accessories and presser feet are included with the machine. When you
are ready to expand your options, you’ll find a broad range of accessories available.
Whatever new techniques you want to explore, you’ll find the right accessories to help
grow your sewing and quilting skills.
Semi-automatic threader for easy threading.