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Decorative stitches plus laser pointer = beautiful machine quilting

 

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the dual feed foot on the Dreamweaver XE to do in-the-ditch and serpentine machine quilting on our modern baby quilt. Today I’m using another decorative stitch to do more machine quilting.

 

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

 

I still have the dual feed foot attached to the machine and the grayed out stitches on the screen show that all of the stitches in this section can’t be used with this presser foot. Since I want to use the cute little kite stitch – 6-078 – I will have to attach a different presser foot.

 

Greyed out stitches
Greyed out stitches

 

Once I unplug the dual feed foot, the display screen on the Dreamweaver XE shows that the correct presser foot for the selected stitch is foot “N”.

 

Foot "N"
Foot “N”

 

So, I remove the dual feed foot and attach foot “N” to the machine.

 

Changing the foot
Changing the foot

 

Since I’ve already done a lot of machine quilting on the quilt using the dual feed foot, I don’t need to worry too much about the layers shifting as I quilt using the “N” foot.

I select the kite stitch, activate the laser pointer and get ready to stitch.

Here’s a video that I made showing the steps to follow:

Machine quilting with decorative stitches using the Dreamweaver XE from Brother – YouTube

Christine Baker of Fairfield Road Designs shares the steps to using the Dreamweaver XE from Brother to quilt a baby quilt using a decorative kite stitch.

 

 

Here’s a close-up of the kite stitch used to machine quilt across the diagonal of each of the snowball blocks. I think it looks SO cute!!

 

Close-up of the kite stitch
Close-up of the kite stitch

 

Here it is – the machine quilting is finished. The Dreamweaver XE made this so easy to quilt!

 

The machine quilting is finished.
The machine quilting is finished.

 

Now that the quilting is done, tomorrow we can trim and bind the baby quilt. See you then for our last post of the week.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Machine quilting with a serpentine stitch

I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com.

1 Comment

  1. Janet T

    I LOVE this tutorial! Never thought to use decorative stitches for the quilting stitch. Great idea!! Thank you.

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