BERNINA 475 QE Review and Overview of the Quilter’s Edition Sewing Machine

Delve into the world of sewing and quilting with the new Bernina 475 Quilter’s Edition. For over 125 years, Bernina has been synonymous with innovation, quality, and a passion for empowering creativity. The Bernina 4 Series, including the B475 QE, represents the culmination of the brand’s dedication to providing sewists, crafters, and quilters with machines that exceed expectations and bring their artistic visions to life. The 4 series is fairly new to the Bernina lineup and offers an excellent compact machine with many benefits and features that are similar to the larger 7 series machines. Let’s start with a brief overview of the machine and its basic features.

Key Features of the BERNINA 475 Quilter’s Edition

The BERNINA 475 QE sewing machine main features can be found below.

Bernina 475 Qe Sewing Machine
BERNINA 475 QE Sewing Machine
  • Maximum Sewing Speed: 900 stitches per minute
  • Space to the Right of the Needle: 7 inches for spacious sewing area
  • Color Touch Screen: 4.3-inch high-resolution display for easy navigation
  • LED Sewing Lights: 8 LEDs to illuminate the sewing area
  • Maximum Stitch Width and Length: 5.5 mm width and 6 mm length for versatile stitch sizing
  • Sewing and Quilting: 840 total stitch patterns including utility, decorative, quilting stitches, and four sewing alphabets
  • Accessories: Includes six BERNINA presser feet and a slide-on freearm extension table for increased workspace

For a full list of all the features of the Bernina 475 QE, check the Feature List at the bottom of the page.

The BERNINA 475 QE is engineered to elevate the sewing experience for quilters, garment sewers, and enthusiasts who value precision and versatility. This machine combines advanced technology with a user-friendly design, offering a multitude of features to boost creativity, efficiency, and ease of use.

Sewing Features

The BERNINA 475 QE offers an expansive seven inches of workspace to the right of the needle, facilitating a comfortable and spacious area for large projects. It features an easy-to-use, clear slide-on tray and a standard foot pedal that can be upgraded to a kickback or programmable foot pedal for enhanced control. A standout sewing feature is the extra-large bobbin, designed for easy insertion and prolonged sewing sessions without frequent changes.

Delicate fabrics are easily managed thanks to the machine’s compact feed dogs and full shank feet, ensuring smooth fabric feeding and exceptional stitch quality. The stitch plates are easily interchangeable, with options for a standard 5.5mm plate or an optional zero millimeter plate for intricate piecing or sewing.

Stitches and Quilting Features

Bernina B 475 Qe Quilter’s Edition Sewing Machine
BERNINA B 475 QE Quilter’s Edition Sewing Machine

With a 5mm maximum stitch width, the BERNINA 475 QE is ideal for intricate designs. It includes five full shank feet, such as the 37 patchwork foot, and is compatible with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) for unmatched free-motion quilting precision. The machine shines with its eight LED lights providing excellent visibility, and over 900 stitches available, including 21 unique hand-drawn stitches exclusive to the Cave Edition.

For quilters, the machine offers 40 quilting stitches, 13 cross-stitch stitches, and four fonts for personalized monogramming and label-making. The customizable stitch settings, automatic thread tension, and adjustable presser foot pressure ensure perfect stitch quality on a variety of fabrics.

Control and Customization

Control is at your fingertips with multiple operational options including the foot pedal, front panel buttons, or the intuitive 4-inch color touchscreen. This high-definition screen not only displays stitches in actual size but also offers tension settings, foot selection, and a built-in guide for foot usage.

The BERNINA 475 QE promotes creativity and ease of use with its ability to save favorite stitches, automatic and semi-automatic needle threaders, and internal and external thread cutters. The machine’s eco mode and creative consultant feature further enhance the sewing experience by offering energy-saving options and customized setting recommendations.

General Specifications

The Bernina B475 QE weighs 20.94 lb (9.5 kg), ensuring stability and durability for long-lasting performance. The machine’s solid construction and high-quality components guarantee reliability and precision, making it a worthwhile investment for serious quilters and sewing enthusiasts.

Included Accessories

The B475 QE comes with a variety of standard sewing and quilting accessories to enhance your sewing experience. These include six BERNINA presser feet (reverse pattern foot #1, overlock foot #2, buttonhole foot with slide #3A, zipper foot #4, blindstitch foot #5, and patchwork foot #37), a slide-on freearm extension table, a BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS), a knee lifter for FHS, a dust cover, an accessory case, and an optional magnetic accessory box. These accessories provide added convenience and functionality, ensuring that you have everything you need to complete your sewing and quilting projects.

Table For The Bernina 475 Qe Sewing Machine
Table for the BERNINA 475 QE Sewing Machine

Optional Accessories

The BERNINA foot control with needle up/down function is available as an optional accessory for enhanced control and convenience. This advanced foot control allows you to easily change needle positions and maintain precise control over your sewing speed, making it an excellent addition to your B475 QE setup.

Users Manual

Bernina 475 Qe Sewing Machine Manual
BERNINA 475 QE Sewing Machine Manual

The Bernina 475 Quilter’s Edition comes with a comprehensive user manual that can be found here. This manual provides detailed instructions and guidelines to help users familiarise themselves with the machine’s features and functions. It covers topics such as setting up the machine, threading, selecting stitches, adjusting settings, using various accessories, and troubleshooting common issues. The manual also includes illustrations and step-by-step instructions, making it easy for both beginners and experienced sewists to understand and operate the Bernina 475 QE.


The Bernina 475 Quilter’s Edition is a compact, versatile sewing machine from the 4 series lineup, offering features similar to the larger 7 series machines. It provides seven inches of workspace, a 5mm stitch width, and over 900 stitch options, including 21 hand-drawn stitches exclusive to the Cave Edition. The machine is equipped with five full shank feet, a BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) for precise free-motion quilting, and a variety of built-in help features. With an intuitive 5-inch high-definition touchscreen, adjustable stitch settings, and eco mode, the Bernina 475 Quilter’s Edition is a reliable, feature-packed machine perfect for quilters, piecers, and garment sewers seeking a compact yet powerful sewing experience.

Feature List

Below is the Bernina 475 QE’s feature list, that shows all the features on this exceptional machine. This table is your helps to understand the full scope of what the Bernina 475 Quilter’s Edition offers, covering all included functionalities and accessories included.

General InformationB 475 QE
Maximum sewing speed900
Space to the right of the needle7 inches
Color touch screen4.3 inches
LED sewing lights8 LEDs
Multi-function knobs✔️
Maximum stitch width5.5 mm
Maximum stitch length6 mm
Needle positions11
Sewing in every needle position✔️
Number of spool holders2
Semi-automatic needle threader✔️
Automatic thread cutter✔️
Manual presser foot pressure✔️
Manual thread cutters4
Reverse sewing✔️
BERNINA Adaptive Thread Tension✔️
BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) enabled (straight stitch and zigzag)✔️
Start/stop button✔️
Slide speed control✔️
USB interface✔️
BERNINA foot control with needle up/down functionoptional
Needle stop up/down✔️
Drag & Drop✔️
Bobbin winding while sewing✔️
On-screen help✔️
Setup program✔️
Weight of machine20.94 lb (9.5 kg)
Sewing & QuiltingB 475
Pattern start/end function✔️
Automatic securing function✔️
Pattern repeat (up to 9)✔️
Total number of stitch patterns840
Memory (short-term/altered stitches)✔️
Memory (long-term/altered stitches)✔️
Create and save stitch combinations✔️
Changing stitch settings while sewing✔️
Utility stitches total (incl. darning programs)29
Buttonholes (incl. eyelets) total10
Automatic buttonhole length measuring system✔️
Automatic buttonhole✔️
Manual multi-step buttonhole✔️
Button sew-on program✔️
Darning programs2
Decorative stitches total200
Quilting stitches40
Cross-stitch stitches13
Sewing alphabets4
Sewing tutorial✔️
Creative sewing consultant✔️
Standard Sewing & Quilting AccessoriesB 475
BERNINA presser feet included6
Reverse pattern foot #1✔️
Overlock foot #2✔️
Buttonhole foot with slide #3A✔️
Zipper foot #4✔️
Blindstitch foot #5✔️
Patchwork foot #37✔️
BERNINA slide-on freearm extension table✔️
BERNINA Free Hand System (FHS)✔️
Knee lifter for FHS✔️
Dust cover✔️
Accessory case✔️
Magnetic Accessory box

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