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Quilting options on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine

Quilting options on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine

by Jean Boyd

Yesterday I showed you how to trim the blocks and add sashing and borders on the Leaf wall quilt. Now it’s time to quilt and there are many options to talk about when using Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1!

Quilting in the ditch around the blocks and border would be a good place to start. The dual feed foot allows you to do this very easily. There’s also an optional ‘stitch in the ditch’ foot that would make this process almost foolproof. See what the Dual-Feed Stitch-in-the-Ditch Foot looks like.

Many of the decorative stitches can also be used for quilting. In last month’s QUILTsocial post, I used the serpentine stitch. You can read my post, The Luminaire XP1, its camera and projector for decorative stitches fun. You’ll also see how I used the projector feature on the Brother Luminaire quilting and embroidery machine to keep the stitching lines straight.

The serpentine stitch was used to finish this placemat from the May 23, 2019 QUILTsocial blog.

Free motion quilting is also an option. When in free motion mode on the Brother Luminaire, the internal sensor detects the thickness of the fabric and the quilting foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen. I know, jaw-dropping feature.

Settings can be changed on the settings screen. For example, you would increase the setting when sewing very soft fabric so that it’s easier to sew.

Settings screen on the Brother Luminaire showing the free motion foot adjustment menu

There are 3 different free motion feet included — foot C, foot O and foot E. Full instructions for using the 3 different feet are given in the on-screen manual.

3 free motion feet are included with the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine.

When using the free motion quilting foot C you have to use the straight stitch needle plate. This is so easy to do on the Brother Luminaire — just slide the needle plate lever on the bed of the machine and the needle plate pops up so you can easily replace it. No screwdriver needed! Watch this video to see how to remove the needle plate on the Luminaire!

Straight stitch needle plate

Use the needle plate lever to remove the needle plates.

Here are a few of the decorative stitches that I think would work well for quilting my Leaf wall quilt. I especially like the hand-quilting stitch (far right) and the hemstitching stitch (next to the hand-quilting stitches).

You can also lengthen and/ or adjust the width of the decorative stitches.

I hope you’ll fun experimenting with decorative stitches when quilting your next project!

Decorative stitches that would work as quilting stitches.

Over the last 2 months, I have managed to use only a few of the wonderful features on this new Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine. You can see many more features of the Luminaire machine on the Brother website. Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for joining me this week on QUILTsocial. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the features on this wonderful machine!

The Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Machine applique the Brother Luminaire way

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Ed Huehn June 25, 2019 - 7:54 am

I love my Brother Dream machine, it shares many of the features so I appreciate all of the blog posts that help me find new ways to use my machine.

Jean Boyd June 25, 2019 - 9:49 am

Thanks for writing. I wrote some QUILTsocial blog posts about the Dream Machine last year and you’re right – there are many similarities between it and the Luminaire. Glad you’re finding the blog posts helpful.

Judy A June 24, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Love that blue quilted bag 🙂


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