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Bernina L890QE


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BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition – quilting with sergers

Take your creativity off the edge and explore texture with the many included accessories perfect for creating wonderful and precise quilts.

These unique extras are inclusive

  • Quilt and Grow Pattern Book by Amanda Murphy
  • Benartex Quilt Fabric Kit, designed by Amanda Murphy
  • Mettler Piecing Thread Kit Silk-Finish Cotton 60
  • Wonderfil Decorative Serging Thread Set
  • Charlotte's Web Fusible Thread
  • BIG Book of Serger Quilting
  • BERNINA Overlocker Suitcase
  • Decorative Spool Pin, Height Compensating Tools and Right/Left Seam Guides in Shaft
  • Presser Feet #C12, #C24 and #C27
  • Code for Bloom & Grow Course on BERNINA Skill Hub
Extra presser feet for extra creativity

Extra presser feet for extra creativity

  • Create decorative seams and hems
  • Shirring/gathering of light soft fabrics
  • Decorative sewing on fabric edges and in fabric

The included Coverstitch/Compensating Foot #C12, Shirring Foot #C24, and Clear Overlock/Combostitch Foot #C27 elevate the joy of quilting with their versatile features, enabling precise and decorative stitching on a variety of fabrics, from quilting layers to delicate materials.

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An even bigger toolkit for endless possibilities

An even bigger toolkit for endless possibilities

  • Unwind your threads optimally
  • Help when sewing over seams
  • Guide your fabric perfectly

Unleash your creativity with a treasure trove of even more included accessories such as the Decorative Spool Pin, the Height Compensating Tools and Right/Left Seam Guides in Shaft.

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One-Step BERNINA Air Threader

One-Step BERNINA Air Threader

  • Thread the machine by one simple step
  • Loopers are in the correct position
  • Threading that is actually fun
The threads are magically moved through the machine via one simple step on the foot control. So both hands remain free. The L 890 Quilters Edition automatically sets the loopers in the correct position for the air threader – no turning the handwheel or searching for the right position. Simply press the foot control and you're off!
Intuitive operation via Touch Screen

Intuitive operation via Touch Screen

  • Centrally located Color Touch Screen
  • Sewing Consultant, Stitch Optimizer & helpful animations
  • Expert Mode or Guided Mode
Stitch selection, individual stitch settings & properties or memory – the Touch Screen has all available & allows you to make changes while sewing. Advanced users can apply all settings directly in Expert Mode, while the Guided Mode offers step-by-step instructions. Both modes automatically set the thread tension, stitch length and differential feed along with stitch selection.
Perfect seams due to Total Stitch Control

Perfect seams due to Total Stitch Control

  • Save 100 Stitches in your Personal Memory
  • Adjust stitch length, differential feed & thread tension while sewing
  • Needle stop can be permanently set up or down
With the L 890 Quilters Edition you can change all settings individually and save up to 100 stitches in your Personal Memory. Also, stitch length, differential feed, thread tension, cutting width or any other stitch parameter can be adjusted while sewing. A simple turn of the mtc (Micro Thread Control) lets you modify the amount of overedge thread.
Convenient features you'll love

Convenient features you'll love

  • Raise or lower the needle by a half stitch
  • BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) to raise and lower the presser foot
  • Swing out the presser foot to access the needles
By pressing the foot control with your heel, you can easily raise or lower the needle by a half stitch. The BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) lets you raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both your hands free to guide the fabric.

Grand sewing space

  • 5 5/8" to the right of the needle
  • Extension table included
  • Convenient freearm
The space offered on the L 890 is generous by any definition. It has more room to the right of the needle and more work space height than any other BERNINA overlocker/serger. Sew closed items with ease by simply sliding sleeves or cuffs over the convenient freearm.
Fast, precise & quiet

Fast, precise & quiet

  • Sew up to 1,350 stitches per minute
  • Strong, consistent and precise at any speed
  • Program and control speed via touch screen
Not only can you sew quickly, but you can also sew stitch-by-stitch, making the flawless production of precise lines and curves a simple process. Plus, you will enjoy how extremely quiet the BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition sews. Program and control the maximum and minimum speeds via the color touch screen.
The perfect seam for every idea

The perfect seam for every idea

  • For all types of fabrics & threads
  • Sew using either 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads
  • For overlock, chain-/cover- & combo stitches
The L 890 Quilters Edition sews using 2, 3, 4 or 5 threads, providing the perfect seam for every design. From the stretchiest knits to the most loosely woven fabrics the L 890 QE has the perfect stitch for particularly highly elastic and knitted materials, and threads. Combine both overlock, cover- and chainstitches for extra durable seams using 4- or 5-thread combo stitches.
Quick threading

Quick threading

  • One-path threading
  • Color-coded threading path
  • Easily change from one stitch to another
Color-coded One-path threading enables you to easily switch between Overlock, Coverstitch or Combo stitches in no time at all. Every machine set-up and operation is supported with animations accessible on the Color Touch Screen.

Get a feel for this fantastic machine

Get a better feel for this incredible machine. Simply click the button below and you will see every stunning angle of the BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition.

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Personal advice at your Local BERNINA Store

Over 2,000 BERNINA Stores worldwide offer valuable services to all our customers. Your local BERNINA Store is there to proudly help you, with advice on machines and accessories that best suit your needs, selection of BERNINA Embroidery Software and also in servicing your BERNINA.

Features & Functions

  • Overview
  • Comfort Features
  • Technical Specifications
  • Stitch Variations
BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition

Not all models and accessories are available in all countries. We reserve the right to make changes in both features and design.

Total number of stitches 27
One-step BERNINA Air Threader (for looper threads)  
Color touch screen 4.3"
Expert Mode and Guided Mode  
Helpful animations and tutorials  
Sewing space to the right of the needle 5 5/8"
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS) with knee lifter  
Easy to engage and disengage the knife from outside  
2-step presser foot lifter with front-foot-lift  

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25 Accessories included

Unleash your creativity! Your BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition comes with 25 accessory parts

Standard accessories BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition

Here you will find an overview of the standard accessories for the BERNINA L 890 Quilters Edition.

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Overlock/Combostitch Foot #C11

For general sewing projects with overlock and coverstitches. The markings on the presser foot are practical guiding aids.

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Clear Overlock/Combostitch Foot #C27 (L 890)

The transparent standard presser foot is suitable for general sewing and provides a good view of the seam and fabric for more precise sewing, e.g. with corners and curves.

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Cover-/Chainstitch Foot #C13 (L 890)

The Cover-/Chainstitch Foot facilitates fabric feed while chain stitching. Perfect for seams along even surfaces or sewing in flat fabric.

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Coverstitch/Compensating Foot #C12 (L 890)

Ideal for all cover- and chainstitch sewing along unilateral fabric thicknesses such as seams, hems, bindings and decorative sewing. Markings for the needles allow to guide the fabric precisely.

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Shirring Foot #C24 (L 890)

The Shirring Foot #C24 is perfect for shirring or gathering lightweight and soft single-layer fabrics.

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Decorative Thread Spool Pin (L 8 Series)

This horizontal spool pin for the L 8 Series holds parallel-wound flanged spools and conventional household spools of decorative and metallic thread. 

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Slide-on Table (L 8 Series)

The Slide-on Table is used to enlarge the sewing area to the left of the sewing area. It enables easier guidance of large fabrics and a better view of the sewing project.

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Freearm Cover (L 8 Series)

The Freearm Cover is used to cover the opening of the freearm to get a consistent working surface in the sewing area. At the same time, the stitch plate remains easily accessible.

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BERNINA Tweezers

BERNINA Tweezers allow you to thread your overlocker with ease and remove any remaining pieces of thread from the machine.

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Threading Wire (L 8 Series)

If the air threader is out of work or a looper pipe blocked, the wire can be used for manually threading of loopers, when necessary.

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Brush (L 8 Series)

This tool helps to remove dust and lint from the looper and stitch-plate area.

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The Screwdriver makes changing needles simple.

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Spool Stabilizer for (L 8 Series)

The Spool Stabilizer prevents spools and cones of various sizes from vibrating at any sewing speed.

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CS Lock Tool

With the CS Lock Tool, the needle threads can be pulled out from under the foot more easily and without damaging the fabric.

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Overlocker Oil

Regular care ensures the flawless operation of the overlocker. Lubricating with this convenient Overlocker Oil is an important part of it. 

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Accessories Box (L 8 Series)

The large accessory box and the corresponding extension box provide storage space for L 8 Series presser feet and accessories.

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Knee lifter/Free Hand System (FHS)

The Knee lifter/Free Hand System (FHS) lets you raise the presser foot with your knee. Especially recommended for delicate fabrics.

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Touchscreen Pen (L 8 Series)

The Touchscreen Pen – ideal for working on the touch screen on the BERNINA L 8 Series. Operate the touch screen by gently tapping it.

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OL/CS Height Compensating Tool

The OL/CS Compensating Tool makes it easy to sew over cross seams and trims of different heights.

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Cut-offs Bin (L 8 Series)

The Cut-offs Bin keeps the sewing table tidy. Simply click it on to the looper cover and dispose of fabric cut-offs immediately after cutting. 

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Overlocker Trolley

The practical Trolley is very sturdy and perfectly suited when you are en route. 

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Right seam guide (L 8 Series)

The right seam guide helps to guide the fabric and ensures that it is cut evenly. 

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Right/Left Seam Guides in Shaft (L 8 Series)

The seam guide is fixed in the shank of the presser foot. The seam guide on the left side of the presser foot is mainly used for sewing overlock stitches. The seam guide on the right side of the presser foot can be used for coverstitches as well as for chainstitches.

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Needle Threader/inserter (L 8 Series)

The Needle Threader/inserter makes it easy to hold, insert or remove as well as thread overlocker needles.

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