Machine Spotlight: Bernina 880 Plus

Are you looking to level up your crafting equipment but feel a bit lost or overwhelmed when it comes to shopping for a new sewing machine? Well, the search for the perfect machine might be over once you hear about the Bernina 880 PLUS, the ultimate machine for all of your sewing, embroidery, and quilting projects!

Quilt Quarters is the perfect place to turn to when looking for information about sewing, quilting, and embroidery topics. By diving into an overview of the Bernina 880 PLUS, hopefully we can help you decide whether or not this is the right machine for you and all of your crafting needs!

Embroidery Features

Find Your Perfect Stitch:

  • The integrated Stitch Library has over 1,764 stitches that are offered
  • There are also 12 font styles and 460 high-quality embroidery designs to choose from

Design Your Personal Stitch:

  • Design & create your own stitches
  • Simply draw your ideas directly on the screen
  • Convert the design into a stitch pattern

The Integrated Shape Designer:

  • Duplicate embroidery designs with one click
  • Arrange designs in your desired formation
  • Any formation is possible

Total Embroidery Stitch Control:

  • The Thread Away Mode causes threads to be automatically pulled down
  • The Smart Secure adds tie-on/off stitches to a design if none are pre-programmed
  • The Invisible Secure feature makes the tie-on/off formation completely invisible

Enhanced Editing:

  • Undo & redo steps while editing
  • Group & ungroup designs
  • Rearrange designs

Choose Your Favorite Color:

  • With the Color Wheel, designs can be changed easily and coordinated to your favorite color scheme before you start embroidering.

Additional Features

Automatic Features:

  • Fully automatic threading
  • Threads are cut at the end of a seam
  • No manual lifting of the presser foot

Fast and Quiet:

  • Sew and embroider for longer periods of time
  • Jumbo Bobbin offers 70% more thread capacity than standard bobbins
  • Sewing speeds up to 1,200 stitches per minute
  • Embroidery speeds up to 1,000 stitches per minute

Maximum Space:

  • Handle large projects with ease
  • Comfortably create big quilts
  • Designed for the Jumbo Hoop
  • The extended freearm of the B 880 PLUS offers 12 inches of space to the right of the needle and five inches in height


  • Alterations of stitch details are remembered
  • Handle special materials with ease
  • Stitches are kept consistent to achieve finest results

While many functions and features of the Bernina 880 PLUS are addressed in this blog post, there are still many more that aren’t mentioned. There are also many accessories that can go along with this machine to elevate it even more! If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out! You can fill out a contact form on our website, call us at (317) 757-8340, or visit us at our store location at 9504 Haver Way, Indianapolis, IN 46240 and get some friendly, personal, face-to-face help for all your sewing machine questions! Our hours are 9am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-4pm on Saturdays. "Sew" you soon!