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  • Page 1 BERNINA 555 | 570 QE...
  • Page 2 Enjoy the creative sewing, quilting and embroidering with your BERNINA 570 QE and B 555 find out about our varied range of accessory. Let yourself be inspired by new sewing projects and visit us at www.bernina.com.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    This may deflect the needle, causing it to WARNING! break. 10. Do not use bent needles. 11. Always use the original BERNINA stitch plate. To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or The wrong stitch plate can cause needle injury to persons: breakage.
  • Page 4: Environmental Protection

    Safety Instructions Safety Instructions SERVICING DOUBLE- Environmental Protection INSULATED PRODUCTS BERNINA is committed to the protection of the environment. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of In a double-insulated product two systems of our products by continuously improving insulation are provided instead of grounding. No...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Contents Sewing Threading the double needle ⦁ Threading the first thread ⦁ Threading the second thread Safety Instructions Threading the triple needle Environmental Protection Thread needle Key to Signs Changing the presser foot ⦁ Removing the presser foot Glossary ⦁...
  • Page 6 Contents ⦁ Presser foot indicator Update ⦁ Permanent reverse sewing Calibrating the buttonhole foot No. 3A ⦁ Balance Reset/Delete user data ⦁ Pressor foot pressure ⦁ Reset settings Overview Functions Buttonholes ⦁ Delete user data ⦁ Programming buttonhole length Information ⦁...
  • Page 7 Contents Contents Customizing stitch pattern individually Altering the balance ⦁ Balance with direct entry length buttonholes Temporary altered stitch memory ⦁ Balance with direct entry length keyhole or round ⦁ Return to basic settings buttonholes ⦁ Altering stitch width and stitch length ⦁...
  • Page 8 ⦁ Monofilament breaks Correcting a stitch pattern combination ⦁ Thread breaks ⦁ Inserting a stitch pattern ⦁ Altering stitch patterns BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator) ⦁ Mirroring complete combinations Quilting with BSR ⦁ Combination subdivider 1 ⦁ BSR-Function ⦁ Interrupting a combination ⦁...
  • Page 9 ⦁ Bobbin Fill (special bobbin thread) ⦁ My Designs ⦁ Darning and embroidery thread Embroidery Alphabet Choosing the embroidery motif BERNINA motif Embroidery test My Design Scaling/Sizing motifs Embroidery motif from USB stick Different stitch types (optional accessory) ⦁ Underlay stitches ⦁...
  • Page 10 ⦁ «Embroidery»-display ⦁ Entering/Correcting lettering Thread breakage when embroidering ⦁ Deleting lettering ⦁ Corrections Upper or lower thread breaks BERNINA motifs Embroidery sequence control when thread ⦁ Motif Overview breaks My Designs ⦁ Returning to original position ⦁ Motif Overview ⦁...
  • Page 11: Key To Signs

    Correcting abnormalities in stitch formation due to the fabric BERNINA USB stick Mobile storage medium Fabric fold Folded edge of material BERNINA-Stitch-Regulator. Quilting with consistent stitch length within a certain speed Deleting settings or data Hook «Catches» the needle-thread loop, forming the stitch together with the lower thread...
  • Page 12: Accessory

    Accessory Accessory Standard Accessory 1 Carrier bag 2 Accessories box 3 Seam Guide 4 Foot control 5 Power cable 6 Slide-on table 7 Presser foot lifter 1 5 bobbins (one of them in the bobbin case) 2 Selection of needles 3 Seam guide, right 4 Height compensation tool 5 Seam ripper...
  • Page 13: Presser Feet

    3 No. 4 Zipper foot 4 No. 5 Blindstitch foot 5 No. 20 Open embroidery foot 6 No. 37 Patchwork foot* 7 No. 42 BSR foot* * Not supplied as standard with the BERNINA 555 Visit www.bernina.com for more accessory information. 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 14: Accessory Box Free Standing

    Accessory Accessory box free standing ⦁ on the back of the box, pull both extensions out until they click into place Storage example The box is equipped as standard with one small 1 and one large 2 drawer as well as a compartment for bobbin holders 3 and presser feet 4. ⦁...
  • Page 15: Overview Sewing Computer

    Overview sewing computer Overview sewing computer Front view Detail view 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 16 Overview sewing computer 1 Bobbin cover 31 Thread tension adjustment 2 Stitch plate wheel 3 Attachment base for 32 Power switch On «I»/ special accessories Off «0» 4 Presser foot 33 Power plug socket 5 LED-sewing light 34 USB-connection 6 Needle clamp 35 PC-connection for 7 «Quick reverse»-button embroidery software...
  • Page 17: Important Sewing Information

    Important sewing information Important sewing information Thread The thread is chosen accordingly to the purpose. For a perfect sewing result, thread and fabric quality play an important role. It is recommended to use quality brands. Cotton threads ̶ cotton threads have the advantage of being a natural fiber and therefore are especially suitable for sewing cotton fabrics ̶...
  • Page 18: Needles, Threads

    Important sewing information Needles, threads Correct needle/Thread combination When sewing, the thread should travel smoothly down the long groove on the front of the needle. Too thin thread or too thick needle The thread has too much clearance in the long groove. Skipped stitches and damage to the thread can occur.
  • Page 19: Overview Needles

    Important sewing information Overview needles Universal Metafil 130/705 H/60-100 130/705 H-MET/75-80 or H-SUK/90-100 Normal point, slightly rounded Large eye For nearly all natural and synthetic Sewing with metallic threads fabrics (woven and knitted) Jersey/Stretch Cordonnet (Topstitching) 130/705 H-S, H-SES, H-SUK/70-90 130/705 H-N/80-100 Ball point Small ball point, long eye...
  • Page 20 Notes Notes 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 21: Sewing Preparation

    3 on the foot control ► the needle adjusts the position up/down Removing the foot control ⦁ wind the cable around the reel ⦁ plug cable into 6 USA/Canada only: Use only foot controller type LV-1 with sewing computer B 570 QE/B 555. 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 22: Slide-on Table

    Sewing preparation Sewing preparation Slide-on table ⦁ turn the handwheel (see page 15) ► needle is raised ⦁ raise presser foot lever 1 up ► presser foot is lifted The slide-on table increases sewing surface. Attaching the slide-on table ⦁ raise the needle and presser foot ⦁...
  • Page 23: Vertical Spool Pin

    Sewing preparation Vertical spool pin The vertical spool pin is on the side behind the handwheel. It is an essential aid for sewing with more than one thread, e.g. double needle work and can also be used for winding the bobbin while sewing. ⦁...
  • Page 24: Winding A Bobbin

    Sewing preparation Winding a bobbin ⦁ turn power switch to «I» (on) ⦁ place empty bobbin on spindle ⦁ place foam pad on the spool pin ⦁ place thread on the spool pin ⦁ attach appropriate spool disc ⦁ following the direction of the arrow, take the thread through the rear guide and round the pre-tension stud ⦁...
  • Page 25: Inserting A Bobbin/threading Lower Thread

    Sewing preparation Inserting a bobbin/Threading lower thread ⦁ insert the bobbin so that the thread runs clockwise 1 ⦁ pull the thread from the right into the slot ⦁ pull the thread to the left under the spring ⦁ until it lies in the T-shaped slit at the end of the spring ⦁...
  • Page 26: Threading The Upper Thread

    Sewing preparation Threading the upper thread ⦁ raise the needle and presser foot ⦁ turn power switch to «0» (off) ⦁ place foam pad on the spool pin ⦁ place spool on pin so that the thread unwinds clockwise ⦁ attach appropriate spool disc ⦁...
  • Page 27: Threading The Double Needle

    Sewing preparation Threading the double needle Threading the first thread ⦁ turn power switch to «0» (off) ⦁ insert double needle ⦁ raise the needle and presser foot ⦁ place foam pad on the spool pin ⦁ place thread spool 3 on horizontal spool pin ⦁...
  • Page 28: Thread Needle

    Sewing preparation Thread needle Position the needle by pressing the foot control once (1 stitch). ⦁ raise the needle ⦁ lower the presser foot ⦁ turn power switch to «0» (off) ⦁ hold thread to the left and back ⦁ press lever 1 down and hold it ⦁...
  • Page 29: Stitch Plate

    Sewing preparation Stitch plate Markings on the stitch plate ̶ the stitch plate is marked with vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in mm and inches ̶ the lines help to guide the fabric for sewing seams and precise topstitching, etc. ̶...
  • Page 30: Thread Tension

    Sewing preparation Thread tension The upper thread tension is set optimally at the BERNINA factory and the sewing computer has been tested. Metrosene-/Seralon thread size 100/2 (Company Mettler, Switzerland) are used for upper and lower thread. In case of using other types of sewing or embroidery threads, the optimal tension may vary.
  • Page 31: Adjusting Presser Foot Pressure

    Sewing preparation Adjusting presser foot pressure The presser foot pressure is adjusted by the presser foot pressure adjustment wheel 1 on the left side of the headframe. Pressor foot pressure Basic setting = 46 Increasing the presser foot pressure ̶ for sturdy material e.g. denim ̶...
  • Page 32: Feed Dog Lowered/ready To Sew

    Sewing preparation Feed dog lowered/ready to sew «Feed dog»-button 1 flush with housing. ► feed dog is ready to sew «Feed dog»-button 1 pressed. ► feed dog is lowered For free-motion sewing (darning, embroidery, quilting, etc.). Feed Dog and Fabric Feed With each stitch the feed dog moves forward by one step.
  • Page 33: Functions

    Functions Functions Functions Overview «Function»-buttons sewing computer «Quick reverse»-button Speed control ̶ secures the seam beginning and end: sews in ̶ sewing-/embroidery speed is infinitely variable reverse as long as the button is pressed with the slide ̶ used to program the buttonhole length «Needle stop»-button ̶...
  • Page 34: Needle Position»-buttons

    Functions «Needle position»-buttons ⦁ press the left button ► needle moves to the left ⦁ press the right button ► needle moves to the right ⦁ keep button pressed ► quick change ̶ total of 11 needle positions (5 left, 5 right, 1 center) Stitch width and Stitch length Knobs (Multifunction)
  • Page 35: Display

    Display Display Overview Main Display System settings 1 Home 2 Setup Program 3 Tutorial 4 Creative consultant 5 Help 6 ECO 7 Deleting settings Menu Selection 8 Practical stitches 9 Decorative stitches 10 Alphabets 11 Buttonholes 12 Personal program/Memory 13 Stitch selection by number 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 36: Selection

    Display Selection 14 Single and combi mode 15 Scroll up/down Stitch Pattern selection 16 Stitch pattern selections Stitch Pattern Display 17 Display of the stitch pattern selected 18 Information 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 37: Functions - Display

    Functions - Display Functions - Display Overview Sewing functions ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ function Display appears Functions 1 Needle stop up/down 2 Securing 3 Pattern repeat 4 Needle position 5 Mirror Image left/right 6 Security program 7 Mirror image up/down 8 Presser foot indicator 9 Permanent reverse sewing 10 Balance...
  • Page 38: Needle Position

    Functions - Display Needle position Mirror image up/down ⦁ move the knob in the display to the left/right using The sewing computer sews the stitch pattern mirrored the finger or up/down referring to the sewing direction. ⦁ press the arrow icons left/right ►...
  • Page 39: Overview Functions Buttonholes

    Functions - Display Overview Functions Buttonholes ⦁ touch «Buttonhole»-button ⦁ select the buttonhole ⦁ touch «i»-icon Altering the buttonhole 1 Programs the buttonhole length 2 Buttonhole length direct entry 3 Manual buttonhole 4 Stitch counter buttonhole 5 Securing 6 Buttonhole slit width 7 Balance 8 Security program 9 Presser foot indicator...
  • Page 40: Buttonhole Slit Width

    Functions - Display Functions - Display Buttonhole slit width Presser foot indicator ⦁ set the buttonhole slit width to between 0.1 mm and ⦁ touch icon ► 2.0 mm using the stitch width or the stitch length the recommended presser foot is displayed ►...
  • Page 41: Overview Functions Alphabets

    Functions - Display Overview Functions Alphabets ⦁ touch «Alphabet»-button ⦁ select Alphabet ⦁ touch «i»-icon Altering Alphabet 1 Securing 2 Pattern repeat 3 Needle position 4 Mirror image left/right 5 Security program 6 Mirror image up/down 7 Presser foot indicator 8 Permanent reverse sewing 9 Balance 10 Presser foot pressure...
  • Page 42: Mirror Image Left/right

    Functions - Display Mirror image left/right Permanent reverse sewing The sewing computer sews the stitch pattern mirrored The sewing computer sews permanently in reverse. left/right referring to the sewing direction. Security program Balance ⦁ touch icon Balances forward and reverse stitches. ⦁...
  • Page 43: Overview Functions Combi Mode

    Functions - Display Overview Functions Combi mode ⦁ touch «Combi mode»-icon ⦁ select stitch pattern ⦁ touch «i»-icon Combi mode 1 Deleting 2 Editing combinations at cursor position 3 To edit the whole combination 4 Altering the needle position 5 Mirror image left/right 6 Security program 7 Mirror image up/down 8 Presser foot indicator...
  • Page 44: Security Program

    Functions - Display Functions - Display Security program Balance ⦁ touch icon Balances forward and reverse stitches. ⦁ touch «Needle»- or «Stitch plate»-icon Overview Needles: ⦁ touch the desired «Needle»-icon Presser foot pressure ► stitch width is limited automatically The presser foot pressure is set via the adjustment ►...
  • Page 45: Combination Subdivider (1)

    Functions - Display ⦁ touch «Combi mode»-icon ⦁ select the stitch pattern ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Cursor position»-icon Functions 1 Combination subdivider (1) 2 Combination subdivider (2) 3 Securing Combination subdivider (1) ̶ each combination or memory folder can be subdivided into several parts ̶...
  • Page 46: Deleting

    Functions - Display ⦁ touch «Combi mode»-icon ⦁ select stitch pattern ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Edit whole combination»-icon Functions 1 Deleting 2 Mirror Image left/right 3 Combination repeat Deleting Deletes the whole combination. Mirror image left/right The sewing computer sews the whole combination mirrored left/right referring to the sewing direction.
  • Page 47: Setup Program

    Setup Program Setup Program Overview «Setup»-display The Setup Program enables an individual adjustment of the Display surface and the settings according to your personal requirements. After setting the sewing computer to your personal requirements, all changes made in the Setup Program are saved, even when the sewing computer is switched off.
  • Page 48: Changing Display Settings

    Setup Program Setup Program Touch the yellow-framed icon to reset to basic setting. Changing Display settings ⦁ touch «Display setting»-icon Brightness ⦁ move the round knob in the Display using the finger to the left/right or ⦁ turn the stitch width knob ►...
  • Page 49: Selecting The Display Color

    Setup Program Selecting the Display color ⦁ touch «Display color»-icon ⦁ select the desired display color Sewing settings ⦁ touch «Sewing setting»-icon Sewing speed ⦁ move the round knob in the Display using the finger to the left/right using the finger or ⦁...
  • Page 50: Adjusting Embroidery Settings

    Setup Program Adjusting embroidery settings ⦁ touch «Embroidery settings»-icon The embroidery speed can be adjusted in the same way as the sewing speed. (see page 48) ⦁ touch icon 1 ► activating or deactivating the stop for the manual thread cut after having started embroidering ⦁...
  • Page 51: Calibrating The Display

    Setup Program Calibrating the Display The Display calibration can be opened as follows: ⦁ turn off the sewing-/embroidery computer ⦁ touch the two needle positioning buttons on the front panel and keep them pressed ⦁ turn on the sewing-/embroidery computer and release the buttons as soon as the Display appears ⦁...
  • Page 52: Monitoring

    Setup Program Monitoring ⦁ touch «Monitoring»-icon The following monitoring function can be activated or deactivated: 1 Upper thread indicator Upper thread indicator ► open eye = function active ⦁ touch «Open eye»-icon ► closed eye = function inactive The sound type for the monitoring functions is set in the audio settings for functions.
  • Page 53: Update

    Setup Program Setup Program Update Do not remove the BERNINA USB stick until there is a message which indicates the end of the update. ⦁ insert BERNINA USB stick with the new software version ⦁ touch «Update»-icon It is recommended to save the data and the settings of the sewing computer before the update is carried out.
  • Page 54: Reset/delete User Data

    Setup Program Setup Program Reset/Delete user data ⦁ touch «Basic settings»-icon Choose from following options: 1 Reset Settings 2 Delete user data Reset settings ⦁ touch icon 1 Choose from following options: 3 Reset Sewing 4 Reset Embroidery 5 Reset All ⦁...
  • Page 55: Information

    Setup Program Information ⦁ touch «i»-icon Language ⦁ scroll through the languages by touching the arrow icons and select the language required ⦁ touch icon Version ► the present version of the sewing computer and the attached embroidery module are visible ►...
  • Page 56: Dealer Details

    ⦁ touch icon Service data The service data of the present condition of the sewing-/embroidery computer can be saved on a memory stick and sent to the BERNINA-dealer: ⦁ insert memory stick to sewing-/embroidery computer ⦁ touch «LOG»-icon ►...
  • Page 57: Tutorial

    Tutorial Tutorial Overview Tutorial The tutorial provides information and explanations about the different areas of sewing and embroidering. ⦁ touch «Tutorial»-button ► «Tutorial»-display appears 1 Threading 2 Needles 3 Presser foot 4 BSR 5 Sewing techniques 6 Quilting 7 Buttonholes 8 Embroidery 9 Presser foot lifter 10 Miscellaneous...
  • Page 58 Tutorial ► information on the desired topic is shown ⦁ scroll through the topics using the knobs or the finger ⦁ touch «Next» ► the next page appears ⦁ touch «Back» ► the previous page appears ⦁ touch ► the «Tutorial»-display closes ►...
  • Page 59: Creative Consultant

    Creative consultant Creative consultant Overview Creative consultant The creative consultant provides information and help with various sewing techniques. After selecting the fabric and the desired sewing technique suggestions for suitable needles, presser feet etc. are displayed. ⦁ touch «Creative consultant»-button ►...
  • Page 60: Help Program

    Help program Help program Help program The Help program provides information about individual stitch patterns and function icons in the Display. Stitch patterns ⦁ touch «Help program»-button ⦁ select the desired stitch pattern or the desired function The Display shows the following information: ►...
  • Page 61: Balance

    Balance Balance The sewing computer is tested and optimally set before it leaves the BERNINA factory. Different fabrics, threads and stabilizers can affect programmed stitches so that they are not sewn out properly. These effects can be corrected with the electronic Balance so that the stitch formation can be adjusted where necessary to suit the material.
  • Page 62: Eco Description

    eco description When work is interrupted for longer periods, the sewing-/embroidery computer can be put into energy-saving mode. ⦁ touch «eco»-button ► the Display gets dark ► power consumption is reduced and the sewing light turned off The energy-saving mode also acts as a child safety feature. The Display is inactive and the sewing-/embroidery computer cannot be started.
  • Page 63: Practical Stitches

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Overview Practical stitches ⦁ touch «Practical stitch»-button ► the practical stitches are visible in the Display ⦁ further practical stitches are visible by scrolling Straight stitch Honeycomb stitch For non-elastic materials; all straight stitch work, For all types of jersey and smooth materials; visible such as seams, topstitching, sewing zippers seams in lingerie, clothing, linen, mending etc.
  • Page 64: Universal Stitch

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Universal stitch Bartack program For firm fabrics such as felt and leather; flat joining Reinforcing pocket openings, sewing belt loops etc. seams, visible seams, attaching elastic, decorative seams Sewn out zig-zag Bartack program Edge finishing and reinforcing, attaching elastic, Reinforcing pocket openings, sewing on belt loops, decorative seam securing zippers and seam ends...
  • Page 65: Stitch Pattern Selection

    Practical stitches Stitch pattern selection Direct ⦁ select the desired main category 1-5 1 Practical stitches 2 Decorative stitches 3 Alphabets 4 Buttonholes 5 Personal program/Memory ► the available stitch patterns are visible in the Display portion 6 ⦁ select desired stitch pattern ⦁...
  • Page 66: Customizing Stitch Pattern Individually

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Customizing stitch pattern individually According to material and purpose a stitch pattern can be altered individually. The alterations described here are applicable for all practical and many decorative stitches. The personal memory is unlimited; it can hold as many stitch alterations as needed: ̶...
  • Page 67: Altering Stitch Width And Stitch Length

    Practical stitches Altering stitch width and stitch length ⦁ turn the knobs or ⦁ touch stitch width or stitch length Display ⦁ touch the arrow icons in the respective Display or ⦁ move the round knob in the Display using the finger Can be altered while sewing.
  • Page 68: Examples Of Application Practical Stitches

    Practical stitches Examples of application Practical stitches Straight stitch Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Straight stitch No. 1 After turning on the sewing computer the straight stitch will appear. ► the needle is up Application Suitable for all fabrics. Adjust the stitch length to suit the fabric E.
  • Page 69: Triple Zig-zag

    Practical stitches Triple Zig-Zag Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Triple zig-zag No. 7 In firm materials, particularly for denim, deckchair covers, awnings. Seams on often washed items. Finish raw edges first. Use Jeans needle for very firm materials. 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 70: Zipper

    Practical stitches Zipper Zipper foot No. 4 Straight stitch No. 1 Preparation ⦁ close seam to the zipper beginning ⦁ sew securing stitches ⦁ baste seam closed and clean ⦁ finish the seam allowance ⦁ iron the seam ⦁ open the zipper ⦁...
  • Page 71: Manual Darning

    Practical stitches Manual darning Darning foot No. 9 (optional accessory) Straight stitch No. 1 Holes or worn areas «Replacing» threads along the lengthside and crosswise in every material. Preparation ⦁ lower the feed dog ⦁ attach the Slide-on table ⦁ hoop the fabric into the darning hoop (optional accessory) ►...
  • Page 72: Automatic Darning

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Automatic darning Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Buttonhole foot No. 3A Simple darning program No. 22 Quick darning of holes or worn areas Replaces threads along the lengthwise grain in all materials. Preparation ⦁ hoop light weight materials in the darning hoop (optional accessory) ►...
  • Page 73: Reinforced Darning, Automatic

    Practical stitches Reinforced darning, automatic Buttonhole foot No. 3A Reinforced darning program No. 23 Quick darning of holes or worn areas Replaces threads along the lengthwise grain in all materials. Preparation ⦁ hoop light weight materials in the darning hoop (optional accessory) ►...
  • Page 74: Double-overlock

    Practical stitches Double-Overlock Overlock foot No. 2 Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Double overlock No. 10 Closed seam Double overlock seam in loose knits and cross seams in knits and jerseys. Sewing ⦁ guide the pin of the Overlook foot along the cut edge Knits and jersey ̶...
  • Page 75: Top Stitching Edges

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Top stitching edges Blindstitch foot No. 5 Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Edge stitch foot No. 10 (optional accessory) Straight stitch No. 1 Narrow edgestitching Outer edges ⦁ place edge of fold left against the guide on the blindstitch foot ⦁...
  • Page 76: Blind Hem

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Blind hem Blindstitch foot No. 5 Blindstitch No. 9 For invisible hems in medium to heavy weight cotton, wool and blended materials. Preparation ⦁ finish the raw edges ⦁ fold the hem and baste or pin in place ⦁...
  • Page 77: Securing Program

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Securing program Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Securing program No. 5 ̶ for all fabrics ̶ secures beginning and end of seam Sewing long seams with straight stitch Even securing by defined stitch count. Beginning to sew ⦁...
  • Page 78: Flat Joining Seam

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Flat joining seam Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Stretch-overlock No. 13 Ideal for fluffy or thick materials such as terry cloth, felt and leather etc. Sewing ⦁ overlap fabric edges ⦁ sew along the fabric edge ⦁...
  • Page 79: Height Compensation Of Uneven Layers

    Practical stitches Practical stitches Height compensation of uneven layers The feed dog works accurately when the foot is level. If the foot is at an angle, e.g. when sewing over thick to thin or vice-versa, the feed dog cannot grip and feed the fabric. The fabric might jam. To solve this problem, place one, two or three compensating plates as required behind the needle under the presser foot to level it.
  • Page 80 Notes Notes Notes 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 81: Buttonholes

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Overview Buttonhole Buttonholes are not only practical closures, they can also be used as a decorative effect. All buttonholes can be programmed and sewn in different ways. ⦁ touch «Buttonhole»-button ⦁ scroll to see more buttonholes Standard buttonhole Straight-stitch buttonhole For light to medium weight fabrics;...
  • Page 82: Buttonhole - Important Information

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Buttonhole - Important information Marking the length of manual buttonholes ⦁ mark the buttonhole length in the desired position ⦁ use buttonhole foot No. 3 (optional accessory) Marking the length of automatic buttonholes ⦁ mark the length of just one buttonhole ►...
  • Page 83: Stabilizer

    Buttonholes Stabilizer ̶ interfacing provides durability and stability to the buttonhole ̶ choose the interfacing according to the material being used ̶ when using thick or fluffy materials an embroidery stabilizer can be used ► therefore the fabric feeds better 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 84: Cords

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Cords Generally ̶ cords reinforce buttonholes and enhance their appearance ̶ the loop of the cord should be at the end of the buttonhole that is most subject to wear = where button is sewn on ⦁ position the work accordingly Ideal cords ̶...
  • Page 85: Altering The Balance

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Altering the balance ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Balance»-icon Balance with direct entry length buttonholes The balance alterations have the same effect on both beads. Balance with direct entry length keyhole or round buttonholes The balance alterations have the same effect on both beads. The keyhole or eye is balanced as follows: ⦁...
  • Page 86: Programming Buttonholes

    Buttonholes Programming Buttonholes Standard and stretch buttonhole with auto-length, automatically Buttonhole foot No. 3A Automatic standard and stretch buttonhole No. 51, 52, 53 The lens on the automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A automatically registers the length of the buttonhole for exact duplication. For buttonholes of 4-31 mm, depending on the buttonhole type.
  • Page 87: Automatic With Direct Legth Entry

    Buttonholes Automatic with direct legth entry Buttonhole foot No. 3A Programming the buttonhole length Buttonholes can be sewn to a specific length with the buttonhole foot No. 3A. Buttonhole length = cutting length in mm. ⦁ select the desired buttonhole ⦁...
  • Page 88: Automatic Round And Keyhole Buttonhole

    Buttonholes Automatic round and keyhole buttonhole Buttonhole foot No. 3A Automatic round and keyhole buttonhole No. 54, 56, 57 The slide foot must lie perfectly flat on the fabric! If the slide foot rests on a seam allowance, the length cannot be measured accurately.
  • Page 89: Heirloom Buttonhole

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Heirloom Buttonhole Buttonhole foot No. 3A Heirloom buttonhole No. 63 Programming the buttonhole ⦁ sew first bead forward ⦁ stop the sewing computer ⦁ press «Quick reverse»-button ► «auto» and the programmed length (in mm) appears in the Display ►...
  • Page 90: Buttonhole In Long Term Memory

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Buttonhole in long term memory ⦁ touch «Memory»-button Programming the buttonhole ⦁ touch «Save»-icon 1 ► the «Save»-display appears ⦁ touch «Save»-icon ► the buttonhole is now saved in long term memory ⦁ touch «Memory»-button Selecting a saved buttonhole ⦁...
  • Page 91: Altering Saved Buttonhole

    Buttonholes Buttonholes Altering saved buttonhole ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Direct entry length»-icon ⦁ alter the length of the saved buttonhole ⦁ touch «Back»-icon twice ⦁ reprogram the buttonhole as described ⦁ touch «Memory»-button Deleting a saved buttonhole ⦁ touch «Delete»-icon 1 ►...
  • Page 92: 7- Or 5-steps-buttonhole, Manually

    Buttonholes Buttonholes 7- or 5-steps-buttonhole, manually ⦁ select the desired buttonhole ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «man»-icon The length of the beads is manually determinded when sewing. Bartack, eye and securing stitches are pre-programmed. The individual steps can also be selected by scrolling, by using the arrow icons or by touching the «Quick reverse»-button.
  • Page 93: Button Sew-on Program

    Button sew-on program Button sew-on program ⦁ touch «Buttonhole«-button ⦁ touch «Button sew-on program»-icon Darning foot No. 9 (optional accessory) Button sew-on foot No. 18 (optional accessory) Button sew-on program No. 60 For buttons with 2 and 4 holes. Preparation ⦁...
  • Page 94: Eyelet Program

    Eyelet program Eyelet program ⦁ touch «Buttonhole»-button ⦁ touch «Eyelet program»-icon Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Eyelet with small zig-zag No. 61 Straight stitch eyelet No. 62 Sewing eyelets ⦁ select eyelet ⦁ position fabric under the presser foot and sew eyelet program ►...
  • Page 95: Decorative Stitches

    Decorative stitches Decorative stitches Decorative stitches Overview Decorative stitches ⦁ touch «Decorative stitches»-button ► display shows an overview of the categories ⦁ touch an icon ► the desired category is activated ⦁ select the desired stitch pattern Application Depending on the type of material, simple or more complex decorative stitches should be selected to best suit the material.
  • Page 96: Decorative Stitches

    Decorative stitches Decorative stitches Examples of application Decorative stitches Cross Stitches Reverse pattern foot No. 1 or Open embroidery foot No. 20 Cross stitch ̶ cross stitching is a traditional technique, and extends the range of decorative stitches ̶ if the cross stitches are sewn on fabric with a linen texture, they look like hand-stitched cross stitching Application ̶...
  • Page 97: Pintucks

    Decorative stitches Pintucks Pintuck feet (optional accessory) ̶ No. 30 (3 grooves) = 4 mm double needle: for heavy weight materials ̶ No. 31 (5 grooves) = 3 mm double needle: for heavy to medium weight materials ̶ No. 32 (7 grooves) = 2 mm double needle: for light to medium weight materials ̶...
  • Page 98: Bobbin-play Sewing

    Decorative stitches Decorative stitches Bobbin-Play sewing Free motion sewing The bobbin can be filled different thread material. For free-motion stitching to add texture. This method is similar to «normal» free-motion sewing, but is done on the wrong side of the fabric. Reinforce the area to be sewn with embroidery stabilizer.
  • Page 99: Quilt Stitches

    Quilt stitches Quilt stitches Overview Quilt stitches Various stitch patterns are available which are used especially in quilting, for patchwork or for appliqué. ⦁ touch «Decorative stitch»-button ► display shows an overview of the categories Cat. 1300 = Quilt stitches ⦁...
  • Page 100: Example Of Application Quilt Stitches

    Quilt stitches Example of application Quilt stitches For free-motion quilting Darning foot No. 9 (optional accessory) Straight stitch No. 1 For free-motion quilting For all types of free motion quilting work. Preparation ⦁ pin top layer, batting and backing together, or baste if necessary ⦁...
  • Page 101: Bsr (bernina Stitch Regulator)

    BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator) Quilting with BSR BSR-Function The BSR presser foot reacts to the movement of the fabric under the foot and controls the speed of the sewing computer up to the maximum speed possible. The following applies: the faster the fabric is moved, the higher the speed of the sewing computer.
  • Page 102: Preparation

    For an even sewing start (the first stitch) the foot control must be pressed and the fabric moved simultaneously. This also applies for sewing points and straight stitching within a round form. If the BSR function is deactivated and later re-activated without the sewing computer being switched off in between, the last selected BSR mode is active.
  • Page 103: Functions In The Bsr Mode

    Functions in the BSR mode Needle stop down (standard) ► the arrow points down on the BSR-display ► the sewing computer stops with needle down, when taking foot off foot control or engaging the «Start/Stop»-button Needle stop up ⦁ touch the «Needle stop»-icon in the Display ►...
  • Page 104: Beeper (acoustic Signal) Activation/deactivation

    Beeper (Acoustic signal) activation/deactivation ⦁ touch «Setup»-button ⦁ touch «Audio setting»-icon Selecting sound for BSR in the Setup Program ► one sound is set as default (active) ⦁ touch the icon 1 showing the loudspeaker for BSR ► the loudpseaker is highlighted in red ►...
  • Page 105: Activating The Bsr Sewing Function

    Activating the BSR Sewing Function 1. Option: BSR-Function via the foot control ⦁ plug in the foot control ⦁ lower the presser foot ⦁ press the foot control ► BSR mode starts ► a red light appears on the presser foot ⦁...
  • Page 106: Alphabets

    Alphabets Alphabets Alphabets Overview Alphabet ⦁ touch «Alphabet»-button ► the Display shows the overview with the different alphabet types 1 Block alphabet 2 Double Block 3 Script (Italics) 4 Kyrillic 5 Hiragana ⦁ select desired alphabet Lettering ⦁ all capital letters, numbers, punctuation marks and special characters can be viewed using the arrow icons Perfect stitch formation ⦁...
  • Page 107: Combining Lettering

    Alphabets Alphabets Combining lettering Individual letters and rows of the same letter of the same alphabet are sewn in single mode. Letters for names, addresses, words, etc. are combined and sewn in combi mode. ⦁ touch «Combi mode»-icon ⦁ touch the icon with the desired letter ►...
  • Page 108: Alphabet In Combination With Functions

    Alphabets Alphabet in combination with functions Select lower case ⦁ touch the «Upper/Lower case»-icon ► the lower case «a» is highlighted in black and jumps to the upper left corner of the icon ► the lower case is activated ⦁ touch the «Upper/Lower case»-icon again ►...
  • Page 109: Personal Program

    Personal program Personal program Creating a Personal Display Use the Personal program to create a file with stitches you use most for a special project. Stitch patterns as well as their alterations are saved in the Personal program. The following alterations can be saved: ̶...
  • Page 110: Programming/saving Second Stitch Pattern

    Personal program ⦁ touch «Save»-icon 3 ► the altered zig-zag is saved ► the Display closes Programming/Saving second stitch pattern ⦁ touch «Buttonhole»-button ⦁ select standard buttonhole No. 51 ⦁ save the stitch pattern as desribed above ⦁ save any other stitch pattern in the same way Stitch pattern selection in the Personal program ⦁...
  • Page 111: Alterting/overwriting Stitch Patterns

    Personal program Alterting/Overwriting stitch patterns Selecting stitch pattern ⦁ touch «Personal program»-button 1 ⦁ select zig-zag ⦁ make alterations ► stitch width and stitch length are altered (yellow numbers) ⦁ touch «Personal program»-button ⦁ touch «Save»-icon ⦁ select zig-zag 2 ⦁...
  • Page 112: Deleting Stitch Patterns

    Personal program Deleting stitch patterns Selecting stitch pattern ⦁ touch «Personal program»-button ⦁ touch «Delete»-icon 1 ⦁ select the stitch pattern to be deleted ⦁ confirm with ► stitch pattern is deleted ► the remaining stitch patterns are moved by one position 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 113: Combi Mode

    Combi mode Combi mode The sewing-/embroidery computer has a memory system where both, the sewing and embroidery memories are saved. In the sewing memory stitch patterns, lettering and numbers can be combined and saved. In the sewing memory each «Drawer» can store a maximum of 70 stitch patterns as long as there is sufficient free space (capacity) available.
  • Page 114: Deleting Stitch Patterns

    Combi mode Combi mode Deleting Stitch Patterns Deleting patterns in steps ⦁ touch the «Delete»-icon ► stitch pattern above the cursor are deleted ⦁ touch the «Delete»-icon as many times until the stitch altering area is empty Deleting combination ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁...
  • Page 115: Correcting A Stitch Pattern Combination

    Combi mode Correcting a stitch pattern combination Inserting a stitch pattern ⦁ select the desired position in the combination ⦁ select the new stitch pattern ► the new stitch pattern is inserted below the selected stitch pattern To insert a stitch pattern at the beginning of a combination the cursor must be positioned above the first stitch pattern.
  • Page 116: Mirroring Complete Combinations

    Combi mode Combi mode Mirroring complete combinations ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Edit complete combination»-icon ⦁ touch «Mirror image»-icon ► the complete combination is mirrored ⦁ touch «Back»-icon twice Combination subdivider 1 ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Edit combination at cursor position»-icon ⦁...
  • Page 117: Stitch Pattern Combination

    Combi mode Stitch pattern combination Overwriting ⦁ program a new stitch combination ⦁ touch «Memory»-button ⦁ touch «Save»-icon ⦁ select the drawer to be overwritten (e.g. 3) ⦁ confirm with Touch to cancel the overwriting procedure. Deleting ⦁ touch «Memory»-button ⦁...
  • Page 118: Accessory

    Accessory Accessory Standard Accessories 1 Net for thread spool 2 Embroidery foot No. 26 3 Embroidery needle pack 4 Embroidery hoop oval, 145x255 mm 5 Embroidery template for embroidery hoop oval, VAR 01 6 Embroidery hoop medium, 100x130 mm 7 Embroidery template for medium embroidery hoop 8 USB connecting cable 9 Template holder...
  • Page 119: Embroidery Module

    Preparation Preparation Embroidery module Detail view 1 Accessory drawer 2 Embroidery arm 3 Bracket for attaching embroidery hoop 4 Embroidery surface 5 Connecting lug right 6 Connecting lug center 7 Cable holder 8 Sewing computer connecting cable The side view of the sewing-/embroidery computer with the cable connections are shown on page 15 of this sewing-/ embroidery computer instruction manual.
  • Page 120: Important Embroidery Information

    Important embroidery information Important embroidery information Embroidery threads A good quality thread is essential for embroidery to avoid poor stitch quality, thread breakage, etc. Embroidery is particularly effective if you use 40wt glossy rayon or polyester embroidery threads as upper threads. They are available in a wide range of colors for beautiful embroidery.
  • Page 121: Choosing The Embroidery Motif

    Scaling/Sizing motifs Motifs can be scaled/sized using the on-screen icons or with the BERNINA Embroidery Software on the PC. Increasing/decreasing in a range of +/- 20 % provides the best results.
  • Page 122: Different Stitch Types

    Important embroidery information Different stitch types Underlay stitches Underlay stitches are the foundation of a motif and are used to stabilize the base material and hold it in shape. They also prevent the covering stitches of the motif from sinking into the knit or the nap of the material. Satin stitch The needle moves left to right and vice versa.
  • Page 123: Preparing For Embroidery

    Preparing for embroidery Preparing for embroidery Preparing for embroidery Embroidery module ATTENTION! When connecting the embroidery module, attention must be paid that all items are on a flat and even surface! Always separate the module and sewing computer for transportation. Never transport them attached. Attaching the module to the sewing computer ⦁...
  • Page 124: Embroidery Foot/embroidery Needle

    Preparing for embroidery Preparing for embroidery Embroidery foot/Embroidery needle Embroidery needle Embroidery needles (130/705 H-SUK) provide a larger eye and are slightly rounded. This avoids thread abrasion when using Rayon- and cotton embroidery thread. ̶ use SUK-needles ̶ depending on the embroidery thread use a size No. 70-SUK to No. 90-SUK needle ̶...
  • Page 125: Threading Upper And Bobbin Thread

    Preparing for embroidery Threading upper and bobbin thread Threading upper thread ⦁ place foam pad ⦁ attach thread spool ⦁ when using Rayon or slippery embroidery threads, slip the net over the upper thread spool ► this will feed the needle thread more evenly Spool pin When working with metallic or any other special threads always use the vertical spool pin and the guide eyelet for metallic and silk thread...
  • Page 126: Embroidery Hoop

    ⦁ attach the embroidery template holder ⦁ place the template in the inner hoop, so the BERNINA logo is at the front edge (by the arrows) and can be read ► in this position the embroidery template clicks into the inner hoop Hooping the material ⦁...
  • Page 127: Stabilizer

    Stabilizer Stabilizer Stabilizers Tear-away stabilizers ̶ excess is easily torn away ̶ one or more layers can be used ̶ available in different weights ̶ for more stability, apply to the wrong side of the material with temporary adhesive spray before hooping ̶...
  • Page 128: Iron-on Interfacing

    Stabilizer Iron-on interfacing Iron-on interfacings are available in a variety of weights. Iron-on interfacings should be selected to suit the material being used. Use an iron-on interfacing which is easily removable from the material. ⦁ iron-on interfacings are pressed (fused) to the wrong side of the material Application: To provide body and shape for materials onto which motifs will be placed, use in conjunction with appropriate stabilizer.
  • Page 129: Functions

    Functions Functions Overview «Function»-buttons embroidery computer «Start/Stop»-button Press «Start/Stop»-button to start or stop the embroidery computer. Stitch width and stitch length knob The knobs provide different functions and are used to edit the motifs, e.g. altering motif size, to rotate the motif etc. A message appear to indicate the knobs must be used.
  • Page 130: Overview Display

    Overview Display Overview Display Entry to Embroidery mode ⦁ press «Home»-button Embroidery mode ⦁ touch «Embroidery mode»-icon 2 ► the «Embroidery»-display appears Sewing mode ⦁ press «Sewing mode»-icon 1 ► the «Sewing»-display appears Embroidery computer To select embroidery motifs from the folders «Alphabets», «Motifs», or «My Designs».
  • Page 131: Embroidery Alphabet

    ⦁ select desired alphabet 1 Swiss Block 2 Anniversary 3 Drifter 4 Russian Textbook Return to selection menu Back to the «Selection»-display. BERNINA motif ⦁ touch «Embroidery motif»-icon ⦁ select desired embroidery motif folder 1 Embellishment 2 Quilting 3 Lace...
  • Page 132: My Design

    Overview Display Overview Display My Design ⦁ touch «My Design»-icon ⦁ touch the desired motif Embroidery motif from USB stick (optional accessory) ⦁ insert USB stick ⦁ touch «USB stick»-icon ⦁ touch the desired motif 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 133: Edit»-display

    Overview Display «Edit»-display 1 Selection 2 Edit 3 Color Numbers 4 Embroidery Menu Overview «Edit»-display ⦁ select alphabet or motif ⦁ touch «i»-icon Some functions feature tips for the operating of the stitch width and stitch length knobs. Functions 1 Moving the view of the motif within the hoop 2 Zoom plus 3 Zoom minus 4 Move motif...
  • Page 134: Moving The Motif

    Overview Display Overview Display Moving the motif Deleting motif Display of the alteration in 1/10 mm. Active embroidery motif is deleted. ⦁ turn stitch width knob ► the motif is moved in sideways (horizontally) ⦁ turn stitch length knob ► the motif is moved lengthwise (vertically) ⦁...
  • Page 135: Select Hoop Menu

    Overview Display Overview Display ⦁ touch «Hoop size»-icon Functions 1 Select Hoop Menu 2 Grid 3 Calibrating the embroidery module 4 Motif center 5 Move hoop to back 6 Virtual positioning 7 Parking the module 8 Check hoop and motif size Select hoop menu ►...
  • Page 136: Virtual Positioning

    Overview Display Overview Display Virtual Positioning Icon is inactive = if the motif is repositioned, the hoop does not move. ⦁ touch the button If the motif is repositioned, the hoop simultaneously moves along with it to the new position. This function is only visible when an embroidery hoop is attached.
  • Page 137: Overview Embroidery Menu

    Overview Display Overview Embroidery menu ⦁ press «Embroidery menu»-button With some functions the instruction to use the knobs appears. Functions 1 Presser foot indicator 2 Security program 3 Color information 4 Selection 5 Thread breakage 6 Edit 7 Color numbers 8 Single/Multi-Color motif 9 «Embroidery menu»/«Start/Stop»-button Presser foot indicator...
  • Page 138: Selection

    Overview Display Selection Embroidery menu»/«Start/Stop ⦁ select new motif The alternating blinking symbols indicate: ► ⦁ save motifs the «Embroidery»-display is opened ► ⦁ delete motifs the embroidery computer is ready to embroider The embroidery computer must be started by pressing Thread breakage the «Start/Stop»-button on the headframe.
  • Page 139: Basting

    Overview Display Overview Display ⦁ press «Embroidery menu»-button ⦁ touch «Hoop size»-icon With some functions the instruction to use the knobs appears. Functions 1 Basting 2 Calibrating the embroidery module 3 Moving hoop by using the knobs 4 Moving Hoop to Back 5 Embroidery hoop movement Basting ⦁...
  • Page 140: Overview Selection Menu

    Overview Display Overview Selection menu ⦁ press «Selection»-button Functions 1 New motif 2 Saving motif 3 Deleting motif New Motif ► the overview of the previous Display is opened (Alphabet, Motifs, My Designs) ⦁ select the desired motif Saving motif ►...
  • Page 141: Overview Color Display

    Overview Display Overview Color Display ⦁ press «Color number»-button Changing the thread brand ► the Display showing different thread brands is opened 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 142: Embroidery Motifs

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Selecting an embroidery motif Various embroidery motifs from the «Alphabets», «Motifs» and «My Designs» files can be selected. Alphabets Selecting alphabet ⦁ touch «Alphabet»-icon ► the various alphabet types are visible in the Display ⦁...
  • Page 143: Bernina Motifs

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs BERNINA motifs All BERNINA embroidery motifs can either be embroidered as-is, or changed using the various functions offered by the embroidery computer. ⦁ touch «Motif»-icon Motif Overview The motifs are displayed in folders according to topics.
  • Page 144: Motifs In Combination With Functions

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Motifs in combination with functions To activate the functions touch the appropriate icon and make alterations with the stitch width and stitch length knobs. Move motif ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Move motif»-icon ⦁ turn stitch width knob ►...
  • Page 145: Mirroring Motifs

    Embroidery motifs Mirroring motifs ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Mirror image left/right»-icon ► the motif will be mirrored horizontally ⦁ touch «Mirror image up/down»-icon ► the motif will be mirrored vertically Motif Center ⦁ touch «Select hoop»-icon ⦁ touch «Motif center»-icon ►...
  • Page 146: Absolute Embroidery Check

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Absolute embroidery check In the «Edit»-display any position within the motif can be selected directly using a blunt pen. ⦁ select and edit motif ⦁ attach the respective hoop The «Motif center» icon must be deactivated in order to utilize Absolute check. ⦁...
  • Page 147: Zoom

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Zoom ⦁ touch «i»-icon ⦁ touch «Zoom+»-icon 1-5x ► the view of the motif is enlarged by one step ⦁ touch «Zoom-»-icon 1-5x ► the enlarged view of the motif is scaled-down by one step Moving the Motif ⦁...
  • Page 148: Motif Colors

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Motif colors Changing motif colors ⦁ touch «Color number»-icon in the Display ⦁ scroll with the arrow icons, if necessary, until the color to be changed appears ⦁ select the color to be changed (e.g. 1) ⦁...
  • Page 149: Embroidering Motifs In One Color

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Embroidering motifs in one color ⦁ press «Embroidery menu»-button ⦁ touch «Single/Multi-Color Motif»-icon ► the function is activated ► the embroidery computer embroiders the complete motif and stops when finished Basting ⦁ press the «Embroidery menu»-button ⦁...
  • Page 150: Saving Motifs

    Embroidery motifs Saving Motifs Embroidery motifs from the embroidery computer, the USB stick or designs created in the BERNINA Embroidery Software can be altered in different ways, then saved. Embroidery motifs can either be saved in the embroidery computer memory or on an USB stick.
  • Page 151: Usb Stick

    ► the motif is saved on the stick Empty USB sticks are available as optional accessory at the BERNINA-dealer. USB sticks produced by any other manufacturers may not be supported; especially USB sticks with large storage capacity. 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 152: Overwriting Motifs

    Saved motifs in the memory or on an USB stick can be overwritten directly by another motif. ⦁ select desired motif ⦁ insert BERNINA USB stick ⦁ press «Selection»-button ⦁ touch «Save»-icon The motif to be saved is displayed in a yellow frame.
  • Page 153: Deleting Saved Single Motif

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Deleting saved single motif ⦁ insert USB stick ⦁ touch «USB stick»-icon or ⦁ touch «Embroidery computer»-icon or ⦁ touch «My Design»-icon ⦁ touch «Delete»-icon 1 ⦁ select the motif to be deleted ⦁ confirm with ►...
  • Page 154: Deleting All Saved Motifs

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Deleting all saved motifs It is possible to delete the content of the folder «My Designs» or the USB stick all at once. ⦁ press «Setup»-button ⦁ touch «Basic settings»-icon ⦁ touch «Delete user data»-icon When embroidering there are two options to choose from: 1 My Designs 2 USB stick (the stick must be inserted) ⦁...
  • Page 155: Starting To Embroider

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Starting to embroider Select hoop ⦁ select motif ► the selected motif is displayed in the optimal (the smallest) hoop ► the «Select hoop»-icon displays the recommended hoop ⦁ attach the recommended hoop Attaching the embroidery hoop ⦁...
  • Page 156: Embroidery Menu

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Embroidery menu ► embroidery menu is opened ► the motif is ready for embroidering Embroidering using the «Start/Stop»-button on the headframe ⦁ press the «Start/Stop»-button on the headframe, until the embroidery computer starts ► the embroidery computer sews approximately 7 stitches and stops automatically ►...
  • Page 157: Embroidering With Foot Control

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Embroidering with foot control When embroidering with the foot control always keep it depressed. ⦁ press the foot control ► the embroidery computer sews approximately 7 stitches and stops automatically ► a Display indicates that the thread end has to be cut after the start of embroidering ⦁...
  • Page 158: Thread Breakage When Embroidering

    Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Thread breakage when embroidering The upper or lower thread may occasionally run out or break when you are embroidering. When this happens, the embroidery computer stops automatically, provided that the thread and bobbin indicators are activated in the setup program.
  • Page 159: Cleaning

    «0» (off) ⦁ pull out plug from electrical outlet ⦁ squeeze 1 or 2 drops of BERNINA oil into the hook race ⦁ turn power switch to «I» (on) ⦁ run the sewing computer for a short time (without thread) ►...
  • Page 160: Troubleshooting

    ⦁ ̶ Upper thread too tight/too slack reduce/increase upper thread tension formation ⦁ ̶ Needle blunt or bent use new BERNINA quality needle ̶ Poor quality needle ⦁ use new BERNINA quality needle ̶ Poor quality thread ⦁ use quality thread (Isacord, Mettler, Gütermann etc.) ̶...
  • Page 161 Update error ̶ USB stick is not recognized ⦁ use a BERNINA USB stick ̶ Update process is blocked (hourglass ⦁ remove the stick and turn the sewing computer off and on stays on display) again. Proceed with the update as indicated by the message ̶...
  • Page 162 Troubleshooting General Repair Messages Explanation ̶ Lower feed dog ⦁ press the «Feed dog»-button. The feed dog is lowered ⦁ ̶ Incorrect needle for the stitch plate check settings in securing program selected ⦁ ̶ Needle is not in the highest position turn handwheel ̶...
  • Page 163 ̶ BERNINA USB stick is not inserted insert BERNINA USB stick and do not remove during the update process ⦁ ̶ New SW Version is not available on save the new SW Version on the BERNINA USB stick and the stick start the update again 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 164 BERNINA dealer/servicing shop. The message appears after or your BERNINA service address approx. 2,000,000 stitches. Once the servicing has been performed by an authorised BERNINA dealer/ servicing shop, the stitch counter is reset to «0» (zero) and the message disappears.
  • Page 165: Overview Stitch Patterns

    Stitch patterns Stitch patterns Overview Stitch patterns Practical stitches Buttonholes Decorative stitches Nature 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 166 Stitch patterns Stitch patterns Cross stitches Satin stitches Ornamental stitches 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 167 Stitch patterns Heirloom stitches Novelty Stitches Quilt stitches 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 168: Alphabets

    Stitch patterns Stitch patterns Alphabets Block Double-Block 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 169 Stitch patterns Stitch patterns Script Kyrillisch 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 170 Stitch patterns Hiragana 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 171: Overview Motifs

    Overview Motifs Embellishment NB403 CM198* FB033 78.1mm 96.1mm 99.3mm FB106 FQ871 FB126 128.1mm 132.3mm 86.9mm NA959* NB385 75.6mm 86.2mm Free Standing Lace Basic CutWork Fringes Application * This design has special effects. For more information please go to www.bernina.com/5series 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 172 Embroidery motifs Quilting BD569 12380-09 12380-08 120.6mm 61.6mm 89.2mm 12380-04 BD501 BD502 89.9mm 63.5mm 61.5mm BD554 BD837 BD562 109.9mm 123.6mm 63.9mm BD563 BD568 BD669 89.7mm 109.5mm 67.1mm 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 173 Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Lace NX696 FB422* HG341 52.3mm 63.8mm 91.2mm NX957 FB436 FQ741 97.9mm 132.8mm 26.4mm BE570401 NB520 76.0mm 26.3mm * This design has special effects. For more information please go to www.bernina.com/5series 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 174 Embroidery motifs Children CK970 BE790313* CM348 84.4mm 98.9mm 119.0mm CM376* HE456 NA667 100.3mm 90.2mm 83.8mm CM226* CK667* CM362* 63.3mm 99.8mm 120.6mm * This design has special effects. For more information please go to www.bernina.com/5series 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 175 Embroidery motifs Embroidery motifs Seasons HG053 12417 BE790303 122.1mm 84.3mm 84.3mm CM426 FQ748 HE543 45.8mm 80.8mm 73.4mm HG460 91.8mm Flowers FP814 FP246 FQ562 88.0mm 65.6mm 90.3mm FQ722 FQ808 WS641 80.0mm 72.6mm 123.9mm 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 176: Alphabets

    Alphabets Alphabets Swiss Block Anniversary Drifter Russian Textbook 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 177: Index

    Index Index Index ⦁ Accessory 11-13 ⦁ Language ⦁ Adjusting presser foot pressure ⦁ Lubricating ⦁ Adjusting the Thread Tension 29, 124 ⦁ Alphabets 105-107, 167-169 ⦁ Altering the acoustic signals ⦁ ⦁ Attaching the module to the sewing computer Maintenance (See cleaning) ⦁...
  • Page 178 Index Index ⦁ Update ⦁ Using the embroidery hoop ⦁ Version ⦁ Winding a bobbin 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...
  • Page 179 Imprint Imprint Text Herbert Stolz/Susanne Ribi Graphics www.sculpt.ch Pictures Patrice Heilmann, CH-Winterthur Typesetting, Layout Susanne Ribi Copyright 2015 BERNINA International AG, CH-Steckborn 2015/05 en 0365315.0.04 0365315.0.04_2015-05_Manual_B570QE-B555_EN...

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