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How the laser light on the Brother BQ3050 saves time on prep work

How the laser light on the Brother BQ3050 saves time on prep work

Yesterday I showed you how to sew your own crazy quilt fabric, embellish it with decorative stitches and cut out ...
Crazy quilting and decorative stitches make a clever holiday table runner

Crazy quilting and decorative stitches make a clever holiday table runner

Welcome back to learning about the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 week! Yesterday I introduced you to my new Brother BQ3050 machine. Now it's ...
Introducing the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 sewing and quilting machine

Introducing the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 sewing and quilting machine

During the last 2 years, I've written QUILTsocial posts about 3 different Brother machines – the NQ900, the Dream Machine ...
Playing with the drawing tools in My Design Center on the Luminaire

Playing with the drawing tools in My Design Center on the Luminaire

As I began exploring this aspect of My Design Center on the Brother Luminaire this morning, I quickly came to this ...
A page of machine embroidery history comes alive in My Design Center

A page of machine embroidery history comes alive in My Design Center

Did you know that embroidery machines were introduced to the home-sewing market in the early 1990s? I worked in my ...
Brother Luminaire, My Design Center, and a candlewicking memory...

Brother Luminaire, My Design Center, and a candlewicking memory…

Hi, Folks – today is the day! I have to tell you; I was a little trepidatious this morning as ...
Adding a Decorative Fill Pattern around an embroidery design

Adding a Decorative Fill Pattern around an embroidery design

Hey - looks like I got your interest piqued yesterday with those gorgeous Decorative patterns Fills in My Design Center on the ...
Creating textured fabric using the Luminaire My Design Center

Creating textured fabric using the Luminaire My Design Center

Hey, everyone – welcome back! I hope you’re ready to put on your explorer hat and venture off into the ...
Playing with the Quilting Border Patterns in the Brother Luminaire

Playing with the Quilting Border Patterns in the Brother Luminaire

I'm an embroidery geek. (Surprise!) It started many years ago when my mom, whom I was working for at the ...
Pattern Connection By Camera on the Brother Luminaire

Pattern Connection By Camera on the Brother Luminaire

Today’s the day! Pattern Connection By Camera on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1, herein referred to as the Luminaire (doesn’t ...
A wonderful innovation in design positioning: the Luminaire projector

A wonderful innovation in design positioning: the Luminaire projector

Hi! Folks… thanks for taking the time to pop in today, as I continue exploring some of the basic-yet-not-so-basic camera ...
Design positioning by scanning with the Brother Luminaire

Design positioning by scanning with the Brother Luminaire

Oh – I’m so glad you’re back! The Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 feature I covered yesterday, scanning the “Snowman” sticker was ...
Automatic design positioning on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1

Automatic design positioning on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1

Hey, Everyone – I'm excited to explore some more of the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 embroidery toys. Last month when ...
Making your own appliques on the Brother Luminaire

Making your own appliques on the Brother Luminaire

Welcome, back, everyone - looks like this is getting to be a habit, LOL. I'm just having so much fun ...
Create stippling-in-the-hoop with the Brother Luminaire

Create stippling-in-the-hoop with the Brother Luminaire

Hi, again, folks…Welcome back! When I left off yesterday after meandering through some of the Brother Luminaire embroidery editing tools, ...
Playing with the Brother Luminaire embroidery editing tools

Playing with the Brother Luminaire embroidery editing tools

I’m ba-ack! And…obviously, so are you! I’m so glad you’re here to share in the discoveries as we step beyond ...
Embroidery screen workflow of the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1

Embroidery screen workflow of the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1

Thanks for joining me again today as I continue to explore the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 embroidery features. I’m so glad ...
Exploring the vast embroidery capabilities of the Brother Luminaire XP1

Exploring the vast embroidery capabilities of the Brother Luminaire XP1

When asked to write about embroidery on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 (aka the Luminaire), my first thought was, “Um…wanna narrow ...
Quilting options on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine

Quilting options on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine

Yesterday I showed you how to trim the blocks and add sashing and borders on the Leaf wall quilt. Now ...
Machine applique the Brother Luminaire way

Machine applique the Brother Luminaire way

Yesterday you learned how to prepare plastic templates and use them on your curved strips that had been embellished with ...