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Detail of the decorative stitching on the appliqued flower using the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine

3 tips to perfect yarn couching

It's the end of the week! I've had so much fun with the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. There are ...
The photo has been saved to mySewnet account; working on the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine

QuickDesign app + Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine = WOW!

Isn't that Design Positioning on the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 amazing?! I have another feature to show you today ...
The two leaf motifs have been positioned in the hoop and stitched out using the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine

How to use the Design Positioning feature on the Designer Brilliance 80

What do you think so far? Machine embroidery is so easy with the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. Doesn't it ...
Stitching out the embroidery designs on the side pocket using the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80

How to baste fabric in preparation for machine embroidery

I'm back with the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. Yesterday I assembled the fabrics and supplies for the Inspira sewing ...
Cover of the Inspira sewing machine cover project

2 critical steps to prepping a new quilting project

Hello everyone - I'm super excited to be back talking about the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. There are so ...
The finished gift bag

1 easy way to add a drawstring to a fabric gift bag

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE to sew simple French seams in my embroidered gift bag. Today I'll ...
The French seam

7 simple steps to sewing French seams

Yesterday I used the Dreamweaver XE to embroider a fun Mickey Mouse design on the fabric that will be used ...
The finished design

What to do when your bobbin runs out mid embroidery design

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I talked about 8 great features on the Brother Dreamweaver XE that make machine embroidery a breeze ...
The image key

8 features on the Dreamweaver XE that make machine embroidery a breeze!

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how to select from the many amazing Disney embroidery designs included in the Brother ...
The embroidery screen

How can you choose just one amazing Disney embroidery design?

Happy New Year! Ever since we were married 24 years ago, we've had fabric Christmas gift bags to use for ...
Making beautiful quilting designs using the Sulky Rayon Variables 30wt thread in Vari-Reds. The thread added pizazz immediately on the project.

The trick to amazing free motion quilting for beginners

It’s my last post of the week and also of the year featuring the PFAFF creative icon. And I have ...
Playing with leftover fabric to create borders for a 14" square finish

Curved piecing makes the best heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day

Have you finished the cute table runner for the holiday season I showed you in my posts this week? Piecing ...
A face binding is my favorite "perfect" finish to any art quilt or table runner

10 steps to face binding a holiday table runner using PFAFF creative icon

If you’ve finished the holiday table runner that I presented in my last two posts, I have a great tutorial ...
Embroidering with the PFAFF creative icon

How to center a quilt section in a PFAFF creative icon hoop

Have you tried the curve piecing yet? In yesterday’s post, I showed you a cute project to make while learning ...
Easy curves table runner project just in time for the Holidays

The secret behind sewing curves without using pins

I'm so excited to be hosting the blog this week! I have prepared a special Christmas treat just for you ...
The Brother Dreamweaver XE in action

1 simple tool helps you center your machine embroidery perfectly

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I finished prepping the Dreamweaver XE for machine embroidery and today I'm finally putting it to work!! ...
Attach 'W+' foot

4 essentials for proper machine embroidery

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I finished designing the embroidery that I'm putting on my wireframe tote bag. Today I'm prepping the ...
Select EMBROIDERY

7 simple steps to add words to your machine embroidery design

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I found a cute embroidery design to use for the customization on the tote bag that I'm ...
The ADD button

Selecting and editing a machine embroidery design on the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you how easy it is to switch the Brother Dreamweaver XE from a regular sewing ...
Attaching the embroidery unit

How to convert the Brother Dreamweaver XE into an embroidery machine

This week on QUILTsocial I'm making a Christmas present for one of my 'Fiber Friends' using the Brother Dreamweaver XE ...