Today I’ll be showing you 7 cool features on this machine that you probably don’t expect to find on a sewing machine.
The LCD screen is about 5½” x 8½” – approximately the same size as an iPad! This is where you can access all the sewing and embroidery functions as well as the help screens and videos.
The LCD screen also has a screen saver, so if you’re away from your machine for a while, pictures show up and move across the screen at intervals that you can adjust. The fun part is that you can use your own photos for the screen saver! The easy to follow instructions are all on page 37 of the manual.
There is even a special cloth from Brother to clean the LCD screen. And the screen does get dirty, because it’s a touch screen and if you’re not using the stylus, you’re using your fingers!
On the side of the machine you’ll find 2 USB ports – 1 port for connecting a mouse, and 1 for a USB stick. There is also a port for connecting your computer and one for headphones.
Right above these ports you’ll find a slot for an HD camera card. The stylus holder is also on this part of the machine.
The multi-function foot controller comes with a main foot controller and a side pedal. Each one can be programmed to do different tasks: thread cutting, needle up or down, single stitch or reverse stitch.
For the past 2 months, while learning to use the embroidery features on THE Dream Machine 2 by Brother, I’ve made lots of samples while trying different techniques. As well as the ones in this week’s blog, there are several more samples on my QUILT Social blog posts from September 25 – 29, 2017.
Be sure to come back on November 27, 2017 when I’ll show you how I used my samples to make some little quilts. I’ll also be introducing you to even more embroidery techniques on this great machine!