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Iron to the background fabric

8 simple steps for free motion fusible applique

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE to stitch out some festive words on my background fabrics. Now that ...
Comparing stitch size

Festive words stitch out using the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I prepped the Dreamweaver XE to embroider some words on the background fabrics that I prepared with ...
The Dreamweaver XE

Prepping the Dreamweaver XE for free motion fusible applique and embroidery

This month on QUILTsocial I thought I'd try something that I've never done before - free motion fusible applique and ...
Topstitch the top edge

8 simple steps to make a microwavable rice pack

Yesterday I used the Brother Dreamweaver XE to sew HST units into pinwheel blocks. Here are 8 simple steps to ...
Sewing the rows

Making a hot pack out of pinwheel blocks

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE and some leftover half-square triangle units (HSTs) to make a matching potholder ...
The matched set

The Dreamweaver XE + HSTs = a fun and functional gift

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE from Brother to embellish a store bought tea towel with some beautiful ...
HST units

3 simple steps to embellish a tea towel with HSTs

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you 4 different blocks that could be made using HST units. Today I'm using the ...
The Dream Weaver XE

4 creative quilt blocks using HSTs

Last month on QUILTsocial, we used the Brother Dreamweaver XE to machine quilt our nine-patch and snowball block baby quilt ...
The finished binding

10 simple steps for binding with perfect corners

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I finished up machine quilting a modern baby quilt using a decorative kite stitch on the Dreamweaver ...
Close-up of the kite stitch

Decorative stitches plus laser pointer = beautiful machine quilting

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the dual feed foot on the Dreamweaver XE to do in-the-ditch and serpentine machine quilting on ...
The dual feed foot

Machine quilting with a serpentine stitch

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I tested out some of the Character Decorative stitches on the Brother Dreamweaver XE. Today I'm starting to ...
Stitch-outs for many decorative stitches

Infinite possibilities for quilting with decorative stitches, Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we used the Brother Dreamweaver XE  to stitch out some sample utility stitches on a quilt sandwich. I ...
Stitch 1-35 "Quilting Stippling"

Exploring utility stitches on the Brother Dreamweaver XE

Last month on QUILTsocial I showed you how to turn a charm square pack into nine patch blocks and snowball ...
Nine-patch and snowballs blocks

How to piece a perfect nine-patch block from a 5″ charm square

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you the steps to correctly change the presser foot on the Dreamweaver XE from Brother ...
Press the black button.

6 easy steps to correctly change the presser foot on the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday we used the awesome guideline marker (laser pointer) feature on the Dreamweaver XE to make no-waste snowball blocks from ...
Half-square triangle units

Getting HSTs out of a snowball block in one simple step

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the guideline marker (aka laser pointer) on the Dreamweaver XE to sew the corners onto ...
Sew along the diagonal

How to make a snowball block from a 5″ charm square

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I talked about the different precuts that are available to quilters and a little bit about how ...
The Dreamweaver XE

Taking the mystery out of precuts

This week on QUILTsocial, I'm using the Dreamweaver XE from Brother to make some really cute blocks using charm squares ...
Sewing the corner triangles

3 ways to use a laser guide for piecing

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we looked at the sewing machine help screen on the Dreamweaver XE. It has a wealth of ...
The sewing machine help screen

Help is always close at hand with the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we discovered some of the amazing features of the Dreamweaver XE and other Brother sewing machines. Today ...