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Stitching out one of the built-in embroidery designs

Using the embroidery features on the Designer Brilliance 80

Did you like my learning curve yesterday? I explored working with flimsy fabric and the Seam/Overcast Stitch to make gift ...
You can sew with the embroidery unit attached to the sewing machine.

Working with flimsy fabric and the Seam/Overcast Stitch

So? Are you impressed yet? I just love the fact that yesterday's project came from the working with the news-feed ...
A perfect mug rug to keep my desk looking clean

How to make an embroidered mug rug using mySewnet news-feed

Welcome back. Isn't the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 an exciting sewing/embroidery machine? I'm in love with the amount of ...
The news-feed of the mySewnet Blog

Personalizing the Designer Brilliance 80

The brand new Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 is no ordinary sewing/embroidery machine. It has a number of features that until ...
The Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 with optional extension table attached

Unboxing the NEW Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80

Good morning everyone. I'm back with something very exciting to share with you. I'm unboxing the BRAND NEW Husqvarna Viking Designer ...
Our finished projects

How to finish your stitchery in an embroidery hoop or on paper

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE to make some of our stitchery into Christmas tags. Today I'm experimenting ...
The finished projects

Couching adds the finishing touch to handmade gift tags

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE to do some super cute free motion applique and embroidery. Today I'll ...
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 ...
Basting the zipper to the project

How the creative icon does half the work for you when adding a zipper

I’m back for the last post of the week, have you tried the mitered corner technique I showed you yesterday? ...
It's easy to make mitered corners with the creative icon

8 easy steps to perfect mitered corners

This week is all about making attractive cushions for holiday gifts, and yesterday I shared 3 reasons why embroidering text ...
Bon Voyage cushions make great gifts and are easy to make

3 reasons why embroidering text has become an obsession for me

It's so important to prepare your fabric, stitches and stabilizer for successful machine embroidery, as I explained yesterday. Pretty quickly, ...
Now go ahead and have fun choosing designs!

6 essential steps for successful machine embroidery using the creative icon

Have you sorted your fabric to make the 3 cushion ideas I mentioned yesterday? With more than 800 embroidery designs ...
Play with panels and fabrics to perfect your skills

PFAFF creative icon and Chloe fabrics make excellent cushion ideas a cinch

I thought I should use this week's blog posts to present 3 cushion ideas to spark your imagination using the PFAFF ...
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 ...