Making a quilted Halloween wall hanging that’s ‘bat’ to the bone! by Jean Boyd September 20, 2021 written by Jean Boyd September 20, 2021 417 This is a great time to get started on your Halloween projects. This week, I’m using 2 different Brother sewing machines – the Brother Innov-is BQ3050 and the Brother NQ700, as well as my Brother ScanNCut SDX225 to create a fun and colorful Halloween wall quilt. Finished Halloween quilt I’ve written several blog posts about the Brother BQ3050 and the Brother ScanNCut SDX225. You can find out lots of information about these two machines just by searching them on QUILTsocial. The Brother NQ700 is new to me, and I’m looking forward to showing you many of the great features on this machine this week, and again in October. Fabrics for the Halloween quilt The Brother NQ700, also known as The Sewist, is a small machine, but it’s packed with features that you find on the larger machines. Here are just a few that I’ve used so far: automatic needle threading automatic thread cutter needle up/down key reinforcement stitch My Custom Stitch feature that allows you to create and save favorite stitches 15 needle positions built-in quilting stitches The NQ700 comes with many accessories, including: ¼” foot with quilting guide knee lifter open toe foot walking foot non-stick foot All these attachments are included with the Brother NQ700 There’s also a handy storage area for keeping the attachments, at both the front and back of the machine. Storage area at front of the Brother NQ700 machine The machine comes with a complete, printed manual as well. A printed manual included with the Brother NQ700 Now, let’s get ready to make this Halloween quilt. My finished quilt is 22″ x 26″. Yours may be different because itʼs kind of a ‘design as you go’ project. Here’s what you need to get started: 5 – 2″ x 12″ strips of black fabric for the house 2 – 3½” x 12″ strips of black fabric for the house fabric scraps or 6″ squares for the windows, shutters, and door (novelty Halloween prints work well) 9″ x 17″ fabric for the roof ⅓ yd [0.3m] fabric for the sky 10″ x 26″ fabric for grass small scraps of Halloween fabrics for the applique designs fusible web for applique designs – I used HeatnBond Feather Lite (This product comes on a roll and in 8½” x 11″ sheets that you can use with an inkjet printer) HeatnBond Feather Lite fusible web for applique shapes Please join me again tomorrow as we start sewing our spooky Halloween house using both the Brother BQ3050 and the Brother NQ700 machines. This is part 1 of 5 in this series Go to part 2: Sewing your Halloween house piece by piece for a quilted wall hanging Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs382BQ3050brotherfree patternsHalloweenHeatnBond Feather LitenotionsNQ700quilting tutorialsquiltsScanNCut SDX225sewing machine reviewstechniqueswall hangings FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd 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. previous post 3 ways to make simple embroidery stitches extraordinary next post Sewing your Halloween house piece by piece for a quilted wall hanging YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... What to do with leftover fabric: It’s all... In quilting, using a twin needle IS double... Making the most of decorative stitches for making... The very best way to prepare your template... The Brother NQ700 and decorative stitches: the perfect... Transforming a shirt sleeve into a gift bag... Upcycling a shirt to make a gift card... Planning ahead for successful decorative stitching using the... Sewing the front of the Pop-Out Picture quilt... 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.