Terrific Tip Tuesday: Cutter Clean Up

Today’s tip is pretty simple, but also pretty life changing if you don’t know about it. I learned it from Adam, the awesome tech who works on my sewing machines. You can remove and clean out the cutter on the side of your machine. This might not be true for all machines, but if it’s true for yours, prepare to basically have a brand new cutter. This picture is of my BERNINA 530 and it works on my 350 as well!

Once you pull out all the thread, the cutter works perfectly!

xx LC

Meet My New Friend!! GIVEAWAY

There’s a new addition to my sewing studio!! I GOT A NEW SEWING MACHINE!

It’s a Bernina 350 Special Edition from my friends at Sew Original. And I’m in love!! Check out the cool “special edition” artwork…so fun:)

I needed a machine that travels well and still packs a big punch! This little guy comes with everything a quilter needs…the famed Bernina walking foot, 1/4″ foot and a free motion foot.


Plus some things that I cannot live without. The knee lift! I can chain piece like nobody’s business with the knee lift.

It’s the same hook system as my old machine:) Which is great because it works so well and is easy to keep clean and oil.

And there are a ton of decorative stitches I’m now obsessed with!! Bert, my old machine was great, but in addition to being insanely heavy, he did not have very many stitches:( Here are just a few of the 80+ stitches that I’m now enjoying!





Nothing sews like a Bernina!
And now to the fun part, he (or she) needs a name!! Comment below to nominate a name. If I choose your name, you’ll get some awesomeness from me! Fabric? Maybe. A pouch? Maybe. Cool notions? Maybe. All of the above?? Probably;) So start naming!
xo LC