Yesterday I showed you how I used decorative stitches on the Brother NQ900 machine to embellish my table runner. I was so pleased with the variety of stitches available and how easy they were to use!
Here’s a great video about using the decorative stitches on the NQ900 machine.
How To Sew Decorative Stitches On A Brother Sewing Machine – YouTube
Now it’s time for quilting the little table runner that I started on Monday! First I pin-basted the top to some light-weight batting and a cotton backing.
I decided to quilt with monofilament thread. Because this thread tends to unwind quickly and can become tangled, I used the thread net that comes with the NQ900 to hold the thread in place. It worked perfectly!
I chose a serpentine stitch (#52 from the utility stitch panel) for my quilting and lengthened and widened the stitch to the settings shown in the picture.
I used the walking foot that comes with the NQ900 and quilted about ½” from each seam line. The NQ900 had no trouble handling the different weights and textures of the fabric and the monofilament thread worked very well to give the look I wanted.
Now it’s time for the binding. I cut the binding strips 3″ wide for a ½” finished binding. You can see my detailed instructions for sewing on the binding in my August 11, 2016 post on QUILTsocial.
The binding was sewn to the edge of the quilted table runner using the walking foot and a scant ½” seam. Again, it’s a good idea to do a test run first on some scraps to get the right seam allowance for your fabric. You want to make sure the binding folds neatly to the back. I finished by hand stitching the binding on the back of the table runner.
And here’s my table runner all finished!
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the Brother NQ900 machine to do the machine quilting on my table runner.
Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you some machine applique using decorative stitches that are so easy to use on the Brother NQ900 machine!
This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Using decorative stitches on the new Brother NQ900 sewing machine
Go to part 4: Machine applique using the Brother NQ900