Bertha Cabinet - Arrow Sewing Cabinets
 

Bertha Cabinet

$1,049.00

3.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

If you are looking for a cabinet that offers plenty of space and will support heavy-duty sewing and embroidery machines, Bertha is for you. 

When open, she offers 16 square feet of sewing space! Just open the two side leaves and quilt leaf on the back to work on larger sewing projects to prevent dragging and fabric bunching. What’s even better is the quilt leaf slides horizontally along a metal rod behind the cabinet for custom positioning. But don’t worry, Bertha can become a tidy cabinet tucked away when you’re not using it. 

Learn more about Bertha’s features below!

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Description

FEATURES

  • Adjustable three-position airlift:
    • Moves your machine into three positions: free-arm, flatbed and storage
    • Manual platform design with a 45-pound sewing machine capacity
  • Two side leaves, one on each side of the cabinet
    • Side leaves cover the sewing well when not in use 
  • When your project is complete, drop the leaves and close the doors and your cabinet will tuck your projects away neatly and securely
  • Adjustable quilt leaf on the back supported with two legs
    • The leaf slides along a metal rod behind the cabinet so you can position it where you need it most
  • Two doors with storage trays
    • Each door has 4 storage trays for all your sewing accessories
  • Offers central needle sewing for the ideal sewing position 
  • A cut out in the front allows for machine knee lifters to be used comfortably
  • Heavy-duty locking casters provide excellent portability and stability
  • Sewing machine opening is beveled
  • Optional Custom Machine Insert for a flush surface (sold separately)
  • Available in: Cherry, Oak-grain, and White

Additional information

Cabinet Finish

Cherry, Oak-grain, White

Cabinet Specs / Incompatible Machines

CABINET SPECIFICATIONS

  • Cabinet Dimensions:
    • Open w/quilt leaf: 88 ¾” W x 40” D x 30 ½” H
    • Closed: 43 ⅜” W x 23 ⅛” D x 31 ¼” H 
    • Quilt Leaf: 22 ¼” W x 11 ⅝” D x 15 ⅞” H
    • Small Door Tray (x6): 17 ¼” W x 2” D x 1 ⅚” H 
    • Large Door Tray (x2): 17 ⅜” W x 3” D x 2 ⅝” H 
  • Bertha Cabinet is ideal for Sewing Machines: 
    • Up to 45 pounds
    • Maximum Machine Dimensions: 
      • Width: 22 ¼” (left to right) 
      • Depth: 11 ⅝” (front to back)
      • Height: 15 ⅞” 
      • Sewing machine opening is beveled
    • *Please measure your machine and include knobs, plugs, etc. that extend beyond the body of the machine
  • The Bertha features vinyl laminate, MDF, and composite wood

SEWING MACHINES THAT DO NOT FIT BERTHA SEWING CABINET

We are aware of the following sewing machines that are too large to fit into the Bertha Cabinet:

  • BabyLock – Destiny and Solaris
  • Brother – Dream VX8500D and Luminaire
  • Janome – Horizon Memory Craft 15000
    • The machine fits the platform of the cabinet in flatbed position (a custom insert is available) but you will have to move the sewing machine from right to left to lower into the storage position because of the extension of the front support leg of the machine. Also, the knee lifter lever cannot be used with a sewing cabinet due to the length of the lever and how the machine sits on the platform in flatbed position.
  • Elna – eXpressive 920
    • The machine fits the platform of the cabinet in flatbed position (a custom insert is available) but you will have to move the sewing machine from right to left to lower into the storage position because of the extension of the front support leg of the machine. Also, the knee lifter lever cannot be used with a sewing cabinet due to the length of the lever and how the machine sits on the platform in flatbed position.
  • Viking – Designer Epic

The following machines fit the Bertha Cabinet but with issues:

  • Baby Lock – Ellissimo (BLSO), Ellissimo Gold (BLSOG), Ellissimo Gold 
    • The handles of the BabyLock Ellissimo are wider than the opening of the Bertha cabinet and in order to put the machine into the storage position, the handle must be upright when lowering the platform. Then the machine must be tipped forward to allow you to fold the handle down. This must be done in reverse to bring the machine up.
  • Bernina – Series 7- 780, 750 QE, 710
    • The machines will fit the opening and platform of the cabinet but the height of the machine does not allow the top right leaf to close completely when the machine is in storage position.
  • Brother – Quattro 3 Trilogy LE Innovis 6750D, Quattro 2 7600D, Quattro, NV6000D & NV6500D
    • The handles of the Brother Quattro are wider than the opening of the Bertha cabinet and in order to put the machine into the storage position, the handle must be upright when lowering the platform. Then the machine must be tipped forward to allow you to fold the handle down. This must be done in reserve to bring the machine up.

Please be advised that this list may change as new models are introduced. It is extremely important to measure your machine prior to ordering to make sure it will fit.

Revised 06/19/2019

Shipping Info

SHIPPING INFORMATION

  • The cabinet is shipped ready to assemble in three separate boxes 
  • Bertha weighs a total of 146 pounds 
  • Cabinets, tables, and chairs cannot be shipped to a PO Box
  • If ordered, a custom insert will be shipped separately and delivered three-four weeks later
  • Bertha is available fully assembled at Arrow Dealers

Assembly Manual / Videos

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

Assembly instructions are included with the cabinet. You may also download the Bertha Cabinet manual and adjusting the height of the platform with an insert manual and save them to your computer.

For assembly, you’ll need: 

  • Phillips screwdriver with #2 head or power screwdriver
  • Hammer/mallet
  • Optional:
    • WD-40
    • Adjustable wrench

Assembly Videos

5 reviews for Bertha Cabinet

  1. 5 out of 5

    I LOVE the Bertha cabinet I bought. It is just perfect for my quilting and I feel SO much more organized now. Great product for a great price. Will recommend it to my quilting friends.
    Cabinet went together very well and feels very solid. I can’t wait to get my Plexiglas insert to finish the setup and final tweaks.

  2. 2 out of 5

    UPDATE: I would like to thank Arrow’s terrific customer service! I’ve needed to call several times and have gotten personal and very helpful guidance each time. I just received a new platform to help my issue without even asking! I’d especially like to give a shout out to Harriet E. who fatefully always seemed to get my calls and never failed to talk me off the ledge w her knowledgeable and terrific suggestions and assistance to get me on the right track. Kudos to Arrow for employing such knowledgeable and dedicated customer service reps! Thanks so much Harriet!
    I had a lot of problems assembling the cabinet even w 2 of us and following each step and watching the video. The platform lilts to the front so my insert doesn’t sit flush in the back of my machine. We have reassembled it several times w the same results. They replaced the platform but the problem persists. I think the problem is that all the strength is at the back of the cabinet. The front of the platform has no support to keep it level Id they added some type of bracket toward the front of the platform, I think that may solve the issue. I cant do it on my own for fear that I would invalidate my warranty. I called the store where I ordered my cabinet and found that even one of the employees had the same issue. Shes been dealing w her problem longer than I and have still gotten no resolution. I am so frustrated and upset singe the even surface was one of the main reasons I wanted s new cabinet to begin w. I just don’t know what to do now because I had a cheap table that worked as well as this one seems to since i cant get the insert to remain flush due to the failing platform. I don’t have a lot of money and this was a big splurge for me which makes it even more frustrating and sad

  3. 5 out of 5

    I have bought 2 Bertha Cabinets and I absolutely love them! I am a widow so I assembled myself and had no problems. It did take some fine tuning to get the platform right where I wanted it. The acrylic insert fit like a glove. And I recently discovered a wonderful benefit… my new Janome 500e stand alone embroidery machine fits the opening perfectly at the flatbed level! So now when doing Edge to Edge quilting (looks just like it’s been long armed) I have a huge level deck for all the bulk of the quilt. There is but a 1/16” clearance so it does not even need an insert! The lift works great. And the extension table makes big quilts easy to handle. I love this sewing table for its versatility and value.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Love the cabinet, went together without any problems handles my wife’s Bernini 770 QE great the only thing is you have to remove your project and insert to access the bobbin which is not fun when quilting a project.

  5. 3 out of 5

    I have had this cabinet for several months now and still feel like I paid way too much for the quality of the cabinet. I have spoken to customer service and they respond quickly, but that does not help when the doors will not stay open. The company replaced the magnets, but even after adjusting them the doors do not stay closed. If you are looking for a cabinet that you can close up after sewing beware of the doors not staying closed The cabinet fits my machine which is good, but putting this cabinet together was a nightmare even after watching the videos. For the quality of the product I should have paid no more then $300. My dream is to get a Koala cabinet but that is not in the budget, so I guess I will just have to keep this one and deal with the problems.

    • Hello,
      We are sorry to hear about your experience with our Bertha Cabinet, we will be contacting you directly to see if there is anything else we can do to help rectify this problem.

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