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Extra lift in the presser foot allows thick items like the binding corner to be inserted under the presser foot with no shoving.

Maximizing on the features of the Opal 690Q to wrap up the sewing marathon

It's the end of the week already. Amazing how quickly times flies when you're having fun. I've had a blast ...
One finished placemat with reversible binding.

How to make and apply reversible binding on your quilts

Hello again! How are you making out with your five bobbin marathon? It takes a lot of sewing to use ...
Using an ender/leader at the end of the seam to not break the thread

10 tips for sewing a variety of quilt seams

Welcome back! How did yesterday go? Did you get any part of your space tidied up? We've got a marathon ...
Five bobbins are wound and ready to sew.

7 excellent tips for a productive sewing marathon

Welcome to another fun and very productive week. This week we're exploring the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. This is a ...
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 ...
Bright LED lights

6 awesome features to love on the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you five ways the Dreamweaver XE can be customized for the way YOU sew. To ...
Setting speaker level

5 basic ways to customize your sewing experience on the Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I unpacked and set up the Dreamweaver XE from Brother. I'll be using this machine for the ...
The Dreamweaver XE arrives

Unboxing the Dreamweaver XE from Brother

A few weeks ago, THE Dream Machine 2 left my house and the next day I received a text from ...
Quilting with the PFAFF creative icon

PFAFF creative icon’s Shape Creator and mySewnet help your quilting adventures

It’s my final post of the week, I hope you enjoyed reading along and perfecting your flying geese block, and ...
Introducing the SewNotice app that will become your new best friend.

Stop stressing over your machine embroidery with the SewNotice app

In yesterday’s post, I shared with you 3 essential tools for your quilting studio as well as the 3 great ...
This is what happens when you let your imagination run free with your Flying Geese blocks on an empty design wall. Using PFAFF creative icon.

3 essential tools for your quilting studio you might not have thought of

In yesterday’s post, I shared 4 best kept secrets to perfecting the flying geese block. I'll now share 3 essential ...
4 best features on PFAFF creative icon to help you make perfect flying geese

4 best kept secrets to perfecting the flying geese quilt block

Yesterday I explained why, you may have so many unfinished quilts and how the PFAFF creative icon helps finish projects ...
Make this simple quilt throw size 30x40 in no time while learning to master the Flying geese block.

Top 5 reasons why your quilts don’t get finished and how to move forward

Are you astounded by the number of projects you have laying around that are nowhere near finished? Are your friends ...
The Dream Machine 2

2 in 1 – embroidering and quilting at once with THE Dream Machine 2

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we used the bobbin work embroideries made with THE Dream Machine 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday to ...
Sew sections together

How to make crazy quilted setting triangles for a tablerunner

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we followed 6 basic steps to create some fun bobbin work embroidery with THE Dream Machine 2 ...
Pull bobbin thread to top

6 basic steps to create awesome bobbin work using THE Dream Machine 2!

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we got THE Dream Machine 2 all set up in preparation for doing bobbin work embroidery. Now ...
Pull bobbin thread up

Preparing THE Dream Machine 2 for bobbin work machine embroidery

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you 4 simple steps to embroider beautiful quilt blocks using THE Dream Machine 2 from ...
The finished embroidery

4 simple steps to make fascinating machine embroidered quilt blocks

This is my last month blogging about THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother! It's been so fun learning some of ...
Stitching in the ditch beside the lines of hand embroidery stitches

Quilting a hand embroidered piece and making doll clothes, is so much fun!

Welcome back. The week is already over. How did that happen? Hopefully, you've enjoyed the week with all the tips ...