StitchVision on The Luminaire for visible decorative stitch placement by Jean Boyd May 21, 2019 written by Jean Boyd May 21, 2019 792 Yesterday I unboxed and introduced you to the new Brother Innov-ís XP1 embroidery and sewing machine – The Luminaire. Now let’s get started making a table runner using just a few of the over 600 decorative stitches available on the Brother Luminaire. Table runner with decorative stitching Here’s what you’ll need 2 strips of striped fabric, 7½” x WOF (width of fabric). You’ll want to use fabric with stripes that are ½” – 1″ wide 2 strips of light-weight batting, 8″ x WOF 2 strips of backing fabric, 8″ x WOF 2 strips 3″ x WOF for binding Get ready to sew Layer the striped fabric, batting and backing. Pin or baste the layers in place. Striped fabric, batting and backing pinned and ready to stitch Now the fun starts! With the Brother Luminaire you have hundreds of stitches from which to choose. It’s hard to pick just a few favorites! Here’s a great video about decorative stitches on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine that you might like to look at before you actually start sewing. Now you get to use one the greatest features on this machine. The projector shows each stitch image right on the fabric so you can see exactly how it will look! You can even change the width and length of each stitch and use the left/right shift adjustment icons to place the stitch right where you want it on the fabric. The projector shows the stitch image on the fabric. You can stitch while watching the stitch image on the fabric or you can use a projected guide line to keep your stitching straight. It’s a good idea to test your stitches on some scrap fabric so you check the finished look. Use the projected guide line to keep your stitching lines straight. I used the “N” foot as suggested on the LCD screen for each stitch and adjusted the width and length of each stitch as needed to fit the stripes in my fabric. I didn’t even need to use a walking or even-feed foot! I used the “start/stop” button on the front of the machine instead of the foot pedal and sewed at a slow speed. I found this gave me better control because the machine sews at the same speed all the time. Here’s my first strip of striped fabric with the stitches I chose. I used a variegated thread to give more interest to the designs. Striped fabric with decorative stitches When both strips are stitched, cut them into 8 – 6½” squares. You may have to “fussy cut” a bit so you’re not cutting through a stitching line. You also need to remember that there will be a ¼” seam allowance on all sides. Cut the stitched fabric into 6½” squares. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to join the squares to make a small table runner. You’ll love how easy it is to make this reversible runner when using the Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1! This is part 2 of 5 in this series. Go to part 1: Unboxing the NEW Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine! Go to part 3: The Luminaire XP1, the dual feed foot and the binding [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs260brotherfree patternssewing machine reviewstable runnersThe Luminairetutorials 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 Unboxing the NEW Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine! next post The Luminaire XP1, the dual feed foot and the binding YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Playing with the drawing tools in My Design... A page of machine embroidery history comes alive... Brother Luminaire, My Design Center, and a candlewicking... Adding a Decorative Fill Pattern around an embroidery... Creating textured fabric using the Luminaire My Design... Playing with the Quilting Border Patterns in the... Pattern Connection By Camera on the Brother Luminaire A wonderful innovation in design positioning: the Luminaire... Design positioning by scanning with the Brother Luminaire 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.