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7 stellar and unimaginable features on the Brother Luminaire XP1 machine


Placemat with twin needle decorative stitching
Placemat with twin needle decorative stitching


And then, because I had some scraps of decorative stitching left over from stitch testing, I made a couple of mug mats. These are about 6″ x 9″.


Mug mats made from stitching samples
Mug mats made from stitching samples


The possibilities are endless for using the decorative stitches on the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 and  there are so many other features that I want to try out.

After using the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine for the past couple of weeks, what do I think? I love this machine! It’s very user-friendly and everything worked just as it was supposed to.

Of course this machine has all the standard features that we’ve come to enjoy on Brother machines – automatic thread cutter, needle up and down positions, automatic presser foot up and down and automatic needle threading.

But there are so many other great features on this machine and I’ve only had time to use a few of them as I concentrated mostly on decorative stitching this week. What did I like best? Here are just a few of my favorites:

  1. 5-level adjustable bobbin winding thread amount
  2. Automatic thread tension
  3. Textured surfaces on the machine bed area and embroidery unit reduce glare and enable smooth fabric feeding.
  4. The projector shows adjustable single and double guidelines and grid lines with adjustable intervals.
  5. The projector shows stitch images on your fabric with width, length, and left/right shift adjustment icons.
  6. The Dual Purpose Stylus is used to select options on the LCD screen as well as interact with icons displayed on fabric by the projector.
  7. The Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 is a large machine, but it’s extremely quiet when sewing.

You can see more of the features of this great machine on the Brother website. Be sure to check it out!


Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine
Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine


I hope you’ll come back to the QUILTsocial blog starting June 17, 2019 to see my next projects using the Brother Innov-ís XP1 Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting machine – The Luminaire!


This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: The Luminaire XP1, its camera and projector for decorative stitches fun

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.


  1. Linda Webster

    Thanks for showing me the features on the Brother Luminaire XP1 machine. It’s a great machine for quilting.

  2. Carolyn Montgomery

    WOW! what an amazing machine and the batik fabrics are gorgeous.

    • It is an amazing machine. Wish I had more time to “play” and use all the wonderful features on the Luminaire!

  3. Laura M

    What a wonderful project for playing with decorative stitches! Nothing more fun than to play and then to quickly make up a useful small project.

    • Thanks Laura. Glad you liked these blog posts!

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