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Older Bernina Comparison Charts

Bernina Manuals

Please Note: These charts and text are used with permission from Cloud Nine Sewing (Used with Permission Copyright 2012).


 


1080 - 1090QE

Features

1080

1090

1090S

1090QE

Years Manufactured

1993-1998

1991-1996

1995

1996

Place(s) Manufactured

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Country(ies) Sold

USA

USA

USA

Retail Price when new (USD)

1200-1500

1699 2199

1700 2000

Used Prices (USD as on 6/1/99)

1000 1500

699 900 1400

1200

1000 1350

Height (inches)

12

Weight (pounds)

20

Sewing platform dimensions with table (l x w)

15 X 8.5

flat bed

free arm

8.5 X 3.75

Base dimensions (l x w)

13.75 X 6

Carrying Case

NO - Vinyl Cover

YES

YES

YES

Carrying Case Type

HARD

HARD

HARD

Integrated Handle on Machine

YES

YES

YES

YES

Computerized or Mechanical

C (NO SCREEN)

C (NO SCREEN)

COMPUTERIZED

C

Memory Capacity (units)

5

5

5

5

Single Pattern

YES

YES

YES

YES

Pattern Begin

NO

YES

YES

Mirror Image Right/Left

YES

YES

YES

YES

Mirror Image Up/Down

NO

NO

Directional Sewing

NO

NO

Hook Type

O/CB

O/CB

O/CB

Zig-Zag Width

5 mm

5.5MM

5 mm

Max. Stitch Length

5 mm

5MM

5 mm

Stitch Width Settings

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

Stitch Length Settings

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

Fixed Needle Positions

5

5

5

3(?)

# Stitches

28

28

28

28

# Practical Stitches

14

14

14

14

# Decorative Stitches

14

14

14

14

Zig-Zag

YES

YES

YES

Y

Blind Hem Stitch

YES

YES

YES

Y

Blanket Stitch

NO

YES

YES

Y

Basting Stitch

NO

YES

NO, LONG

Y

Hand-look Quilting Stitch

NO

NO

NO

Y

# Standard Feet

9

9

10

9

Standard Feet (list)

ZIG-ZAG, REVERSE PATTERN, OVERLOCK, BLIND STITCH, BUTTONHOLE, ZIP, DARNING, EMBROIDERY

0, 1, 2, 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

0, 1, 2, 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

0,1,2,3,3B,4,5,6,8,9

Feet Type

CLIP-ON

CLIP-ON

CLIP-ON

CLIP-ON

Motor Type

DC

DC

DC

DC

Speed (Stitches per minute)

Speed Ranges

2

2

Quick Reverse

YES

YES

YES

YES

Continuous Reverse

YES

YES

YES

YES

Knee Lift for Presser Foot

NO

YES

YES

YES

Needle Up

YES

YES

YES

YES

Needle Down

YES

YES

YES

YES

Feed Dogs Lower?

YES

YES

YES

YES

Thread Cutter

YES

YES

YES

NO

Automatic Bobbin Winder

YES

YES

NO

Free Arm

YES

YES

YES

YES

Extension Table (Standard)

NO

YES

YES

YES

Automatic Buttonhole

YES

YES (3-STEP)

YES (3-STEP)

YES (5-STEP)

Programmable Buttonhole

YES

YES

YES

Buttonhole Types

1

1

1

Auto Button Sew On

NO

YES W/FOOT #18

NO

Alphabet Types

0

0

NONE

0

PC Interface

NO

NO

NO

NO

Embroidery Attachment

NO

NO

NO

NO

Control Type

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure

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1120 - 1230

Features

1120

1130

1230

Years Manufactured

1992

Place(s) Manufactured

SWITZERLAND

Country(ies) Sold

SCOTLAND, USA

Retail Price when new (USD)

2000

1350 1599 1800 1839 2000 1106POUNDS

Used Prices (USD as on 6/1/99)

1100

650 717 950 970 1000 1125 1200

1045 1100 1200 1499 1695

Height (inches)

13

Weight (pounds)

23 (NO CASE)

Sewing platform dimensions with table (l x w)

15 X 8.75

flat bed

free arm

8.25 X 3.75

Base dimensions (l x w)

14 X 6.25

Carrying Case

YES

YES

Carrying Case Type

HARD

HARD

Integrated Handle on Machine

YES

YES

Computerized or Mechanical

C

C

C

Memory Capacity (units)

5

STITCH SEQUENCES AND BUTTONHOLE

Single Pattern

YES

YES

Pattern Begin

YES

YES

Mirror Image Right/Left

YES

YES

Mirror Image Up/Down

YES

N

Directional Sewing

NO

N

Hook Type

CB/O

CB/O

Zig-Zag Width

5.5 mm

5 mm

Max. Stitch Length

5 mm

5 mm; 30 mm with long (basting) stitch

Stitch Width Settings

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

Stitch Length Settings

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

Fixed Needle Positions

5

5

# Stitches

34

32

# Practical Stitches

14

12

# Decorative Stitches

20

20

Zig-Zag

YES

YES

Blind Hem Stitch

YES

YES

Blanket Stitch

YES

YES

Basting Stitch

YES

YES

Hand-look Quilting Stitch

NO

NO (Can be duplicated with stitch #16, directions available from www.berninaus.com)

# Standard Feet

10

12

Standard Feet (list)

0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Zig-zag, reverse pattern, overlock, blind stitch, buttonhole, special buttonhole, zipper, darning, jeans, tailor tack, embroidery

Feet Type

CLIP-ON

CLIP-ON

Motor Type

DC

Speed (Stitches per minute)

Speed Ranges

2

Quick Reverse

YES

YES

Continuous Reverse

YES

YES

Knee Lift for Presser Foot

YES

YES

Needle Up

YES

YES

Needle Down

YES

YES

Feed Dogs Lower?

YES

YES

Thread Cutter

YES

YES

Automatic Bobbin Winder

YES

YES

Free Arm

YES

YES

Extension Table (Standard)

YES

YES

Automatic Buttonhole

YES (5-STEP_

YES (5-STEP)

Programmable Buttonhole

YES

YES

Buttonhole Types

1

2

Auto Button Sew On

NO

NO

Alphabet Types

0

1

PC Interface

NO

NO

Embroidery Attachment

NO

NO

Control Type

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure


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1260 - 1530

Features

1260

1260QPE

1530

Years Manufactured

1995

Place(s) Manufactured

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Country(ies) Sold

USA

USA

Retail Price when new (USD)

2100 2200 2400 3000 3199

1850 1999 2599

1800 1999 2089 2200 3399

Used Prices (USD as on 6/1/99)

1200 1700 1899 (floor) 1999(new closeout)

1900

1195 1200 1300 1400 1500 1650 1700 1825 1899 2099 (new closeout)

Height (inches)

12.5

12

12.75

Weight (pounds)

25

20

Sewing platform dimensions with table (l x w)

14.5 X 7.5; 20 X 8.75

15 X 8.75

flat bed

8.5 X 5.5

free arm

8.5 X 2.75

8.5 X 3

Base dimensions (l x w)

14 X 6.5; 14 X 5.5

14 X 7

Carrying Case

YES

YES

YES

Carrying Case Type

HARD

HARD

HARD

Integrated Handle on Machine

YES

YES

YES

Computerized or Mechanical

C (NO TRACKBALL)

C

C (TRACKBALL)

Memory Capacity (units)

50

50

9 (70 UNITS EACH)

Single Pattern

YES

YES

YES

Pattern Begin

YES

YES

YES

Mirror Image Right/Left

YES

YES

YES

Mirror Image Up/Down

NO

NO; YES

YES

Directional Sewing

NO

NO

NO

Hook Type

CB/O

CB/O

CB/O

Zig-Zag Width

5 mm

5 mm

5 mm

Max. Stitch Length

5 mm

5 mm

5 mm (Special Settings for 10 mm and 20 mm)

Stitch Width Settings

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

Stitch Length Settings

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

VARIABLE

Fixed Needle Positions

5

5

11

# Stitches

34 PLUS NUMBERS; 30

42

124

# Practical Stitches

14; 15

13

23

# Decorative Stitches

20; 15

20

101

Zig-Zag

YES

YES

YES

Blind Hem Stitch

YES

YES

YES

Blanket Stitch

YES

NO

YES

Basting Stitch

YES

YES

YES

Hand-look Quilting Stitch

YES; NO

YES

NO

# Standard Feet

10

10

11

Standard Feet (list)

0,1,2,3,3A,4,5,6,7,8,9

1/4" foot-bottonhole foot-special buttonholefoot-reverse pattern foot-overlock foot-zipper foot-darning foot-jeans

foot-blindstitch foot-embroidery foot.

ZigZag #0, Reverse Pattern #1, Overlock #2, Buttonhole #3,Automatic Buttonhole #3A, Zipper #4, Blind Stitch #5, Embroidery #6,

Jeans #8, Darning ##9, Button Sew-On #18

Feet Type

CLIP-ON

CLIP-ON

CLIP-ON

Motor Type

DC

DC

DC

Speed (Stitches per minute)

>1000

Speed Ranges

2

2

3

Quick Reverse

YES

YES

YES

Continuous Reverse

YES

YES

YES

Knee Lift for Presser Foot

YES

YES

YES

Needle Up

YES

YES

YES

Needle Down

YES

YES

YES

Feed Dogs Lower?

YES

YES

YES

Thread Cutter

YES

YES

YES

Automatic Bobbin Winder

YES

YES

YES

Free Arm

YES

YES

YES

Extension Table (Standard)

YES

YES

YES

Automatic Buttonhole

YES (3-STEP)

YES (4-STEP; 5-STEP)

YES (4-STEP)

Programmable Buttonhole

YES

YES

YES

Buttonhole Types

2

2

8

Auto Button Sew On

NO

NO

YES

Alphabet Types

2

2; 3

2

PC Interface

NO

NO

NO

Embroidery Attachment

NO

NO

NO

Control Type

Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure


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