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Pre-Loved Bernina 550QE

The Bernina 550 QE is a versatile and powerful sewing machine that offers exceptional precision and control for both quilting and sewing. Equipped with a large, easy-to-use touchscreen interface, this machine lets you easily select and adjust stitch settings, and features an automatic thread cutter, needle threader, and a variety of built-in stitches and alphabets. The machine also includes a knee lifter and a slide speed control for hands-free operation, and has an extra-large sewing space for quilting larger projects. With its sturdy construction and high-end features, the Bernina 550 QE is an excellent choice for serious sewists and quilters alike.

This machine was traded in by customer and has been thoroughly gone through by our service technicians. It come with a one year parts and labor warranty through Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum, qualifies for our one year upgrade program and free shipping with in the contiguous United States. The warranty does not include shipping costs to and from our service center.

*Machine is guaranteed to have basic necessities but may be missing some of the original parts that came with the machine. This may include: bobbins, seam rippers, screwdrivers or any other nonessential items.

Finance for $166.58* per month for 12 months at 0% interest.
*O.A.C. + sales tax where applicable, terms and conditions apply.
$4399$1999

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Tutorial: Get Started With The Bernina 550 QE

The Bernina 550 QE is a versatile and powerful sewing machine that offers exceptional precision and control for both quilting and sewing. Equipped with a large, easy-to-use touchscreen interface, this machine lets you easily select and adjust stitch settings, and features an automatic thread cutter, needle threader, and a variety of built-in stitches and alphabets. The machine also includes a knee lifter and a slide speed control for hands-free operation, and has an extra-large sewing space for quilting larger projects. With its sturdy construction and high-end features, the Bernina 550 QE is an excellent choice for serious sewists and quilters alike.

Bernina 550 QE Features:

  • Absolute stitch control
  • Built-in BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR foot)
  • On-screen Creative Consultant
  • Extensive stitch package
Bernina 550QE

Absolute Stitch Control

Thanks to numerous innovations, the Bernina 550 QE’s extensive stitch package can be perfectly adapted to your sewing project. Stitch length and width can be altered almost effortlessly via the easy-to-use LCD display of the Bernina 550 QE, while you have full control over all the stitch properties – including 11 different needle positions. Easy access to all settings makes for quick work and offers maximum convenience and ease when sewing or quilting. The changes can be saved either temporarily or permanently in the Bernina 550 QE’s memory, for which 100 free storage locations are available. This means you can access your favorite stitches, stitch patterns and combinations whenever you want, without having to reset the stitch parameters – a considerable savings of time allowing you to focus on your creative project.

Bernina 550QE Absolute Stitch Control

Built-in Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)

A special highlight of the Bernina 550 QE is the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR), which ensures highest precision when free-motion sewing. Even when the feed-dog is lowered and the fabric is being manually guided, the sophisticated BSR technology ensures stitches that are always of the exact same length, by recognizing and compensating for differences in sewing speed. This innovative Bernina 550 QE function allows even inexperienced free-motion quilters to produce accurate and consistent stitch lengths for a precise stitch pattern – right from the get-go! Thanks to its BSR functionality, precise free-motion sewing with the Bernina 550 QE is a relaxed affair – ideal for sewing and quilting at the highest level.

Built-in On-screen Creative Consultant

One of the many intuitive functions and features of the Bernina 550 QE is the built-in Creative Consultant which can be accessed via the LCD display. This clever tool will help you achieve success when sewing and quilting. Step-by-step, you enter the basic information on your sewing project via descriptive icons, choose the fabric type, and specify the nature of your project – and the Creative Consultant will show you which combination of needle, presser foot and thread is best suited to your project, and which stitch patterns are available for it. The Bernina 550 QE not only offers an excellent “jump-start“ for novices – it also lends a hand to experienced sewers with troubleshooting when there’s a problem with fabric feed, when the thread forms loops, or when the needle used doesn’t seem to suit the fabric.

Bernina 550QE Built-in Creative Consultant

Extensive Stitch Library

With the Bernina 550 QE, you’ll have access to a generous library of 22 utility and 155 decorative stitches, including 24 different quilting stitches. Ten buttonhole, eyelet, and button-sew-on stitches and four sewing alphabets also form part of the Bernina 550 QE’s extensive stitch package. With features like these, the 550 QE offers everything you could possibly need to create ambitious sewing and quilting projects of the highest quality. What’s more, the properties of each stitch, such as length, width, and needle position, can be customized and combined with one another, and thanks to the Bernina 550 QE’s built-in memory function, your changes can be saved permanently or temporarily. Of course, reverse sewing or mirroring of the stitch patterns is also possible.

Bernina 550QE Extensive Stitch Library

Bernina 550 QE Includes:

  • Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR)
  • Reverse Pattern Foot #1
  • Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A
  • Zipper Foot #4
  • Blindstitch Foot #5
  • Open Embroidery Foot #20
  • Patchwork Foot #37
  • Patchwork Foot Sole #37
  • Three-Sole Walking Foot with Seam Guide #50
  • Freearm Slide-on Table
  • Slide-on Table
  • Carrying Bag for Sewing Machines
  • Knee lifter/Free-Hand System (FHS)

Bernina 550 QE Specifications:

Bernina 550 QE Specifications
Adjustable presser foot pressure
Automatic buttonhole
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system
Bernina foot control with back-kick function
Bobbin winding while sewing/embroidering
Bsr functionality, straight stitch and zigzag
Built-in decorative stitches 155
Built-in quilting stitches 24
Built-in sewing alphabets 4
Built-in stitches 434
Built-in utility stitches 22
Button sew-on program
Buttonhole styles 10
Changing stitch settings while sewing
Create and save stitch combinations
Creative consultant
Cross-stitch programs 9
Darning programs 1
Dimensions 21.9″ (W) x 18″ (H) x 15″ (D)
Free hand system (FHS)
Hook system CB
Led sewing lights LED
Manual multi-step buttonhole
Manual thread cutter 3
Maximum sewing speed 900 spm
Maximum stitch length 5 mm
Maximum stitch width 5.5 mm
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)
Needle positions 11
Needle stop up/down
Number of spool holders 2
Pattern mirroring
Pattern start/end function
Reverse sewing
Setup program
Sewing in each needle position
Sewing space to the right of the needle 7.5″
Slide speed control
Start/stop button (stitching without foot control)
USB interface for pc connection
Weight 33 Lbs

All Bernina machines are backed by a warranty ensuring the mechanical and electrical components of the machine in case of any fault.

Learn more about the Bernina 550 QE and other Bernina sewing machines by visiting one of our locations. Bernina is a strongly trusted brand known and loved by the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Vacuum community.

We are Colorado’s most trusted sewing machine experts, with stores located in the Denver-metro area, including Littleton, Aurora, Arvada and Colorado Springs. Our experts are happy to walk you through the specifics of this product. Find a location near you today!