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Get help with thread color selection on the Brother Luminaire XP2

by Lynn Swanson

In yesterday’s post, I started creating letter blocks for a name on the Winnie the Pooh quilt. When I created the letter block in My Design Center, I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to use for stitch-out. The Color Shuffle feature of the Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2 helped me audition thread colors on the screen before stitching out the block. Here’s how…

1. Select Embroidery and recall the letter block you created; touch OK.

The touchscreen on the Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2 showing the gallery of outlines saved in My Design Center.

Recall the letter block outline you saved.

2. Touch Edit.

3. Touch Color Palette, then Color Shuffling.

 Selecting the Color Shuffling feature from the edit screen on the Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2.

Select the Color Shuffling feature from the edit screen.

The Color Shuffling selection screen on the Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2.

Color Shuffling selection screen

Here you have a choice of Random, Gradient, Vivid or Soft. I’ll choose Random.

You can also choose Auto or Manual. Auto lets the machine do the work and displays a variety of color choices automatically. Manual lets you narrow down the colors you want to use.

4. Let’s pick Red and Yellow and touch OK. The Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2 sorts through the colors and displays a variety of choices for you to pick from using the colors you selected.

Color shuffle feature displays a variety of color combinations. Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2

Color shuffle displays a variety of color combinations

5. When you see a color choice you like, select it.

6. If you see several choices you like, touch the heart beside the color choice, and your favorites will be saved, then narrowed down to those you like.

Color shuffling favorite choices displayed. Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2

Color shuffling favorite choices displayed – heart turns pink

Touch Refresh to see more choices.

7. Once you settle on thread colors, touch OK to move to Embroidery.

8. Stitch out the design.

9. Trim block to size.

The letter block is stitched out on the Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2 using the Color Shuffle thread choices.

Letter block QuiltBroidered using Color Shuffle thread choices

Note: The Color Shuffle feature can be used to audition thread colors on any embroidery design.

QuiltBroidery at work again – giving you the ability to change designs, change embroidery colors, and continue being creative.

Join me tomorrow when we’ll use QuiltBroidery and the Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2 to create our own designer fabric!

This is part 4 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 3: It’s so easy: decorative quilting on the Luminaire XP2

Go to part 5: Creating your own designer fabric on the Brother Luminaire XP2

The Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2

The Brother Luminaire 2 Innov-ìs XP2

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