For the last few weeks, I have been trying out the new Brother NQ900 sewing machine, one of the Q-series line up. In my last QUILTsocial blog (January 30 – February 3, 2017), I showed you many of the basic functions of the machine while making a small Fidget quilt.
Now I’m going to show you some of the wonderful decorative stitches on this machine.
You can watch this video to give you a good overview of the decorative stitches and how to adjust them for your own needs.
How To Sew Decorative Stitches On A Brother Sewing Machine – YouTube
The decorative stitches are well illustrated on the flip-up cover on the machine.
There’s also more detailed information included in the two manuals that come with the machine.
For my decorative stitch project, I wanted to use fabrics other than regular quilting cotton, to see how well the NQ900 would work on these sometimes difficult fabrics. I’d been given some drapery fabric samples and thought they’d be the perfect choice for this project.
I chose 40 fabrics from the book of teal samples. Each piece was about 4½” x 7¾”, but after the labels were removed and they were trimmed on all sides, each piece was 4¼” x 5½”. The fabrics were different weights and fiber content, so I thought that this would be a good workout for the NQ900 machine.
I decided to make a small table runner using these drapery fabric samples and the decorative stitches on the Brother NQ900 sewing machine.
Here’s how I got started making my table runner. First, I placed the fabrics on my design wall to determine color placement. I made 8 rows with 5 fabric rectangles in each row.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see how I had more fun with the new Brother NQ900 sewing machine by adding decorative stitches to my table runner!
This is part 1 of 5 in this series.