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Starting a quilted project on the right (presser) foot!

Starting a quilted project on the right (presser) foot!

Do you feel the excitement in the air or is it just me? It's the season of quilt shows and ...
Quilted bag sports extraordinary quilt expression 720 built-in stitches

Quilted bag sports extraordinary quilt expression 720 built-in stitches

As quilters, getting ready for summer means making a quilted tote to carry our precious quilt project during our travels ...
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 ...
Preparing applique shapes for machine applique

Preparing applique shapes for machine applique

Yesterday you sewed your strips together using decorative stitching on the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1. There are so many decorative stitches ...
Sewing seams using decorative stitches?

Sewing seams using decorative stitches?

Yesterday I showed you how to prepare some fabric strips in preparation for decorative stitching with the new Brother The ...
Wall quilt tutorial: decorative stitches and curved piecing, let's do it!

Wall quilt tutorial: decorative stitches and curved piecing, let’s do it!

Last month, I introduced you to the new Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine and showed you how to use ...
A side view of the quilted piece shows the dimension created by the quilting

2 excellent tips for free motion stitch in the ditch

It's the end of the week. I have loads more to share with you, but I've run out of time! ...
Using an external thread stand for invisible thread

2 essential tips for quilting with invisible thread

And? Have you been practicing your free motion quilting? There's no way to say this politely, but you need to ...
The green and white table topper is being quilted with lots of room to spare to the right of the needle

Quilting with the Brilliance 75Q and the technology to lend a helping hand

Welcome back! Do you have everything prepped for your quilting marathon? Check yesterday's post if you missed it. Today's the ...
A continuous line pattern based on equilateral triangles

3 essential TIPS for choosing a quilting design

I'm continuing to play with the Husqvarna Viking BRILLIANCE 75Q while I quilt my way through a stack of small ...
Husqvarna Viking BRILLIANCE 75Q

Prepping for a quilting marathon with the Husqvarna Viking BRILLIANCE 75Q

Welcome to another exciting week with the Husqvarna Viking BRILLIANCE 75Q. This is a sewing machine extraordinaire. While it doesn't ...
Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine

7 stellar and unimaginable features on the Brother Luminaire XP1 machine

Yesterday I showed you how to use decorative stitches and a twin needle on the Brother The Luminaire XP1 Sewing, ...
The projector feature shows the decorative stitch exactly how it will look on the fabric.

The Luminaire XP1, its camera and projector for decorative stitches fun

Yesterday I finished up the 'quilt-as-you-go' table runner I made using decorative stitches from the new Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 ...
Sew sashing strips to the front and back of a 6½" square.

The Luminaire XP1, the dual feed foot and the binding

Yesterday, I showed you how to create 6½" embroidered and quilted squares using decorative stitches on the Brother The Luminaire ...
The projector shows the stitch image on the fabric.

StitchVision on The Luminaire for visible decorative stitch placement

Yesterday I unboxed and introduced you to the new Brother Innov-ís XP1 embroidery and sewing machine – The Luminaire. Now ...
The Brother The Luminaire is set up and ready to sew.

Unboxing the NEW Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine!

Who doesn't enjoy trying out a new sewing machine? I was thrilled to learn that I was going to be ...
The New Brother The Luminaire XP1 Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting Machine

Exploring the wonders of the NEW Brother The Luminaire XP1

Well, you could just sit back and let this sewing machine do everything. At least that's the feeling you'll get ...
Lopsided diamond shape

The magic and math to making perfect bias binding

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I got the Double Wedding Ring quilt quilted, so today I'm ready to make and sew on ...
The finished quilting designs

Quilting made easy with the dual feed foot on the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I finished assembling the Double Wedding Ring quilt top. Today I'll use the Brother Dreamweaver XE to ...