Make your own stitch using My Custom Stitch Feature on the Brother NQ900 by Christine Baker May 29, 2017 written by Christine Baker May 29, 2017 812 I’ve been having so much fun and have learned so much about my new Brother NQ900 sewing machine over the last few months! Last month on QUILTsocial I showed you more of the great features of this machine and we made a project tote using selvages. This week I’m going to be experimenting with a few more of the awesome features of this machine including the My Custom StitchTM Feature and twin needle sewing. The Brother NQ900 My Custom Stitch With the My Custom StitchTM Feature which is available on many of the Brother sewing machines, you can sew stitch patterns that you design yourself! The manual that comes with the machine is AWESOME and it has helped me to learn SO much about this machine! The NQ900 manual The machine comes with a set of grid sheets. If you decide that you just LOVE designing your own stitches, make sure that you photocopy one of these before you use the last one. The grid sheets First of all, you draw a sketch of your design on the grid sheet set. Remember to draw the design as one continuous line and have the start point and endpoint of the design at the same height. Drawing the design Next, you mark the points in the pattern that are positioned at intersections in the grid. This is important if your design has curves in it. Since my design is all straight lines, my points are the ends of each line segment. Now you determine the sewing order. Each point (where the needle will go into the fabric) is given a number. Some of the points on my design are given two (or three numbers) because the needle needs to stop on that point multiple times. Numbering the stitch sequence Before stitching, the monogramming foot “N” needs to be attached to the machine. Attach the “N” foot Now we have to access the My Custom StitchTM Feature screen on the machine. We do this by selecting the first set of decorative stitches and then 97 as shown in the manual. Setting the My Custom Stitch Feature screen The My Custom StitchTM Feature screen is displayed on the LCD display and now I’m ready to start inputting the co-ordinates of our stitches. LCD display showing the My Custom Stitch screen Thanks for joining me today to learn more about setting up the NQ900 for the My Custom StitchTM Feature. Tomorrow I’ll show you how easy it is to enter the design into the machine!! This is part 1 of 5 in this series. Go to part 2: Step by step, entering custom stitch patterns on the NQ900 Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs157brothermy custom stitchnq900 FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Christine Baker 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. previous post Tutorial: make a pretty storage container using recycled jeans next post Step by step, entering custom stitch patterns on the NQ900 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... 5 quick steps to calculate yardage for quilt... 4 steps to adding a floating block border... 4 tips for adding flying geese blocks to... 12 easy steps to making no waste flying... Pieced borders for panels: QUICK and EASY for... Select the perfect decorative stitch for machine sewn... 7 essential steps to sew together a needle... 5 simple steps to make pockets for a... Use 505 Spray and the NQ900 sewing machine... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.