Learning, Creating, Making with the BERNINA Embroidery Software! Teri Hall is a leading educator who helps others learn the essentials of this popular artform. Fall and year-end holidays are approaching, and it’s time to learn or refresh your skills, get creative again and start making!

Teri’s live and on-demand classes and workshops are complete with videos, resources and user-friendly PDF handouts. She provides a treasure of information available when you need it, not just when the class is taught. Each of her programs includes additional Zoom support, so you’ll have no worries or frustrations.

Join Teri on her 2manyLizards Facebook group for free lessons on “Stay Software Sharp” and “Easy Embroidery Essentials,” filled with software and embroidery tips, tricks, handouts and videos.

Recorded on Zoom Sept. 2021
Build IT Better! 3-D FSL Appliqué Workshop - NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

hammerLearn 3 different types of construction — pumpkin, houses, and nutcrackers all in one workshop!
3 separate lessons each day – 3 weeks and 3 project techniques! No worries if you are not making FSL now — the lessons will be there when you need them. Attend one lesson or attend them all!

Pumpkin / Houses / Nutcracker
Includes On-Demand Access, Pre-Recorded Videos and Handouts


Week 1 – Learning! Create that better build
This week starts with understanding how to resequence your FSL applique files along with Teri. Together, we will create all the files needed from the embroidery files to the cutting files.

Week 2 – Creating! Build the Foundations for the project
This week is about choosing and prepping fabrics for the cutting and building of the units. Lesson includes using the Cutwork Tool, Scissors or Electronic Cutting Machines.

Week 3 – Making! Embroider the block
This week finishes up project with the embroidery! Tips, Tricks, Glues & Paints.

This session will cover the basic FSL like trees and pumpkins, including ideas for variations of size and materials. I will be working with Freestanding Spider Web Pumpkin Patch 12892-11 thru 17 to teach the concepts, but it will be easy to follow along doing a different pumpkin of your choice.

This session will cover basic FSL like houses that have multiple holes and different pieces to join. I will be working with Winter Village Freestanding Victorian House 12424 to teach the concepts, but it will be easy to follow along doing a different basic house of your choice.

This session will cover more advanced FSL projects like the Nutcracker and Haunted Mansion that have pieces hanging off pieces! I will be working on Freestanding Nutcracker 12764 to teach the concepts, but it will be easy follow along with a different project.

Designs will not be provided and are not included in the cost of the workshop, due to copy-right issues. If you wish to purchase the designs, please follow these links:

Pumpkin – Freestanding Spider Web Pumpkin Patch

Victorian Mansion Winter Village – Freestanding Victorian House

Nutcracker – Freestanding Nutcracker

You do not have to complete or create any of the projects to understand the concepts. You may or may not finish any or all the projects in 3 weeks, but will know what needs to be done for completion.

Between each recorded session, Teri will still be available to help you with your projects and answer questions.

Supply List
V7 or V8 BERNINA Embroidery software and any make/model embroidery machine.
Printed PDF from any design that you will be using for this workshop.

Needles: Jeans 90/14 and Metallic 90/14 and Jersey SUK 90/14
• (Optional) BERNINA Cutwork Tool with Foot # 44C
• We will also be discussing SVG file creation or using scissors to cut out

One Bobbin wound with each color of thread used.

• Do not wind Metallic thread on the bobbin – wind a 40-wt. polyester embroidery thread in a matching color

Fabric or Cork in various colors (can be a combination if desired) 40-wt. polyester embroidery thread to match the fabric or cork
Heavy Weight Cut Away in White or Black
Fusible web (non-adhesive)
Water soluble mesh stabilizer
Water soluble opaque stabilizer
Fiber Form Craft Interfacing Sheets
Optional: Water soluble tape
Tweezers, Scissors, Straight Pins, Pencil/Pen for writing notes

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Teri’s entertaining style makes learning interesting and fun

With over 20 years’ experience teaching and using BERNINA software, Teri takes joy in encouraging people of all ages to be inspired by learning how to be successful with their machines and software programs — and she takes pride in their results.

Teri says: “With embroidery software, I believe you must know why to pick that particular tool, not just what the tool does . . . my software teaching style is tool-based, not project-based. My hope is that you become as passionate and knowledgeable about your software as I am.”

Teri first purchased the BERNINA Customizer Designer V1 in 1998 to make a Baltimore Album Quilt for her husband and began teaching software classes using V3. She did finish the Baltimore Album quilt using the tools in V4, but gave the quilt to a church for auction. The new tools in V8 have inspired her to make another quilt for her patient husband, so stay tuned! She fine-tuned her diverse sewing and embroidery skills by working and teaching at a multi-store BERNINA dealership for more than 15 years.

A sought-after speaker who continues to teach around the USA about all things embroidery, she has years of experience with multiple machine brands, sewing, quilting, threads and needles.

A properly digitized design is only the beginning of your adventure. “I’ll also teach you about needles, stabilizers and thread,” Teri says, “so you will be crossing the finish line with knowledge and style!”

“Teri is enthusiastic and motivating. She keeps up with the growing sophistication of the sewing/fabric crafting machines and constantly updates her instruction to take advantage of the software.”

What’s in a name?
2 MANY Lizards

It’s not a name that makes you think of machine embroidery or digitizing software — unless you have taken classes from Teri.

The lizard is from the BERNINA artwork folder, and it has been the perfect graphic for my beginning class exercise for creating designs from graphics. For example, the lizard graphic has a thick outline, common with many graphics, so it is a great exercise for how to create thin outlines.

Through the years and the different versions of the BERNINA embroidery software, I continued to use the lizard graphic in my beginning digitizing classes. My software classes were nicknamed by stores and students alike, as “The Lizard,” “The Cactus” and “The Magnolia,” instead of using my published class name, such as “Graphics to Designs.” There have been four versions of “The Lizard” class, hence the name “2 Many Lizards.”

My students love to tell me how many lizards they had done as a way to know how many versions they have used. My computer (and my husband) would tell you there are too many lizards in my life!

— Teri Hall

stabilizers and thread

Tools of the trade: stabilizers and thread.


From graphic to finished embroidery.

“Teri is a priceless gem as a teacher. She explains not just what we need to do, but tells us why.  Many of us can follow steps, but to understand why we take those steps is the key to learning. The depth of her knowledge and understanding is astounding, and it is not limited to just one brand of machine. if you find an opportunity to study with Teri, grab that chance with both hands!”