AURORA, Ill., Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that its BERNINA 880 Plus Anniversary Edition (B 880 Plus AE) and BERNINA 790 Plus Anniversary Edition (B 790 Plus AE) machines come with a celebratory gold 125th anniversary paisley design faceplate along with an exclusive 125th Anniversary Gift with Purchase (GWP) valued at $3,600. The GWP for these machines includes a 125th anniversary suitcase system; 125th anniversary accessory bag; the golden adjustable Ruler Foot #72 in a commemorative tin; an exclusive golden scissor set with rotary cutter; 125th anniversary quilt kit featuring Amanda Murphy’s Jubilee fabric collection; 125th Anniversary Rulerwork ruler set; 125th Anniversary Golden Foot #1 in a commemorative tin; and 400+ embroidery designs on an anniversary edition USB stick. Additionally, customers will enjoy instant savings off future purchases. The B 880 Plus AE MSRP is $15,499 and the B 790 Plus AE MSRP is $12,999.

“The BERNINA 880 and 790 Plus Golden Anniversary Edition machines offer enthusiasts with an Anniversary Edition bundle like no other; a value to customers worth $3,600.00,” said Paul Ashworth, President of BERNINA of America. “The celebratory anniversary faceplate designs are absolutely stunning and the golden goodies make these must-have machines; ones that will be cherished for years to come.”

In addition to the GWP, the golden anniversary edition machines come with outstanding embroidery features such as Pinpoint Placement; the ability to undo and redo steps while editing; an option to group or ungroup designs; rearrange custom design layer stitch-out sequences or toggle between millimeter and inches. Additionally, the Embroidery Consultant helps embroiderers choose the correct foot, needle, thread and stabilizer in order to achieve the best results.

The golden anniversary machines also include: total embroidery stitch control; extended free arm space (10” and 12” right of the needle); automatic threading, a Jumbo Bobbin that offers 70 percent more thread capacity along with sewing speeds of up to 1,200 and embroidery speeds of up to 1,000 stitches per minute. For more information about the B 880 Plus AE visit http://www.bernina.com/880AE or http://www.bernina.com/790AE for the B 790 Plus AE.

As part of the golden anniversary celebration, BERNINA is also introducing the new BERNINA Anniversary Foot #1, a gold-plated reverse pattern foot that comes in a special collector’s BERNINA 125th Anniversary tin that includes a spool of golden Mettler thread. The BERNINA Anniversary Foot #1 has an MSRP of $125 and is included with the GWP or sold separately. For more information visit, www.bernina.com/goldenfoot

About BERNINAFounded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.

Media Contact for BERNINA of America, Inc.:Joanne Tedesco, (312)780-7210, jtedesco@dresnerco.com

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