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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 ...
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 ...
Night skyline top

Creating a bold batik street for the quilted night skyline

The night skyline is almost complete! In yesterday's post a high-rise building and a building with solar panels were sewn ...
Single house unit beside solar panel building unit

Adding height to a quilted skyline with batik high-rise

It's time to add some height to our skyline! In yesterday's post, we constructed a row of houses with half ...
Using ruler lines to trim half rectangle units.

Perfecting your Half Rectangle units to make rooftops

Construction begins today on the quilted batik night skyline quilt. In yesterday's post, the fabric requirements and cutting instructions were ...
A beautiful colored flange on the front of the quilt and you can barely notice the stitching on the backing

5 steps for adding a pop of color with a flange in the binding

Welcome back to another super exciting week of tips to make your sewing and quilting easier and better! Let's not ...
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 ...
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 ...
The center block has puffed up because the outer borders are quilted and the center is not.

9 key steps to machine quilting a machine embroidered wallhanging

Hopefully, you've been following along this week for the tips on binding and machine quilting. I've been having a lot ...
Three different looks for the binding depending on which direction the binding strips were cut

3 tattle tale experiments on binding a quilt

Welcome back. What did you think of my favorite sewing machine features that I posted yesterday? Those features make sewing/quilting ...
I loved quilting the piece on the PFAFF creative icon!

6 essential tips to finish a quilt you want to use every time

I hope you've been enjoying the experience of making a baby quilt that is so quick to make it can ...