Springtime applique flowers with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine by Jean Boyd April 23, 2021 written by Jean Boyd April 23, 2021 409 Yesterday I showed you how to use the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 sewing and quilting machine to prepare the background for some machine applique. Finished background for applique flowers Today I’ll show you how to use the Brother ScanNCut SDX225 electronic cutting machine to cut the applique shapes and the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 to machine applique the shapes. Flower Appliques Using my Brother ScanNCut SDX225 electronic cutting machine and pieces of Banyan Batiks Sugar Crystals fabric leftover from the binding fabric, I cut six simple flower shapes in three different sizes. I used the Brother Fabric Mat and the Brother Thin Fabric Auto Blade to make sure I got accurate cuts of these flowers. Place fabric on the fabric mat and load into the ScanNCut SDX225. Applique flowers are perfectly cut on the ScanNCut SDX225. I arranged the flowers on the quilted background and basted them in place using my favorite basting stitch on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 – stitch 1-08. Baste the flowers in place using stitch 1–08. Once I basted the flowers, it was time for some stitching. I wanted to try a few different methods of machine applique for the flower shapes, so my table runner is now a bit of an applique sampler! The first four stitches were done using the MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot. There are 30 stitches in the Q section, many of which can be used for applique. You can also use any of the straight stitches in the utility stitch menu. For my table runner, I used: blanket stitch Q14 quilting applique stitch Q12 straight stitch hand stitching with a long-running stitch and embroidery floss free-motion stitching Three free motion feet come with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050: foot C, foot O and foot E. Three free motion feet come with the Innov-ís BQ3050. When in free motion mode on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050, the internal sensor detects the thickness of the fabric, and the free motion foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen. Settings can be changed on the settings screen. For example, you would increase the setting when sewing very soft fabrics. Free motion key on the Innov-ís BQ3050 When using the Free Motion Quilting Foot C, you must use the included straight stitch needle plate. Free motion stitching requires some practice, but the finished results are well worth the effort. It’s a good idea to do some practice stitching on scrap fabrics before stitching on the quilt. I used the Open Toe Foot O to stitch around two of the flowers. Here are some close-up views of the raw edge applique stitches: Blanket stitch and free motion stitching on the appliqued flowers Hand stitching, quilting applique stitch and straight stitch on the appliqued flowers And here’s my finished table runner using Banyan Batiks Sugar Crystals. Hopefully, we’ll all be able to get together soon with family and friends and enjoy a nice cup of tea! Finished table runner with raw edge, machine stitched applique I’ve really enjoyed using my Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine, with all its wonderful features, to make these raw edge applique pieces this week. I hope you’ll give this technique a try too! This is part 5 of 5 in this series Go back to part 4: Machine basting and topstitching a spring table runner Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs360BQ3050brotherfree patternsquilt blocksquiltsScanNCutsewing machine reviewstutorials 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 Machine basting and topstitching a spring table runner next post In quilting, diamonds made easy with the Sew Easy 60° Triangle Ruler! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Machine basting and topstitching a spring table runner Applique houses – basted by machine but stitched... Easy quilting using the MuVit Open-Toe Dual-Feed Foot Introducing raw edge applique with the Brother Innov-ís... Decorative stitching adds dimension to one-of-a-kind bookmarks Creating one-of-a-kind fabric with paint sticks and decorative... Color your fabric for this scrappy quilt, color... Putting it all together with the Brother Innov-ís... Crumb quilting revisited with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050... 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.