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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 ...
Walking foot echo quilting adds the final finish

Echo quilting with a walking foot adds visual appeal

Welcome back to the fifth and final post on using a walking foot, SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread to create ...
Create beautiful quilted borders with a few simple steps.

Making beautiful borders with your walking foot

Welcome to step 4 of our series on using SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread to create a whole cloth quilt ...
The center grid quilted with Gütermann spun silk thread

What to know about grid quilting with a walking foot

Here we are at the third step to making a wholecloth quilt using the walking foot, SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann ...
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 ...
The bonus table topper

THE absolute easiest way to assemble a Double Wedding Ring quilt

Yesterday and Monday on QUILTsocial I added the second side to all of our double wedding ring blocks and today ...
Light ended arc

Taking the fear out of piecing Double Wedding Ring blocks

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Brother Dreamweaver XE to assemble the blocks that make up a Double Wedding Ring ...
The Dreamweaver XE

The trick to curved piecing the Double Wedding Ring pattern is in the…

Last month on QUILTsocial I worked through the first steps of making a Double Wedding Ring bed runner all the ...
Making a Double Wedding Ring bed runner and table top

Fear not the Double Wedding Ring quilt, Brother is at your side

Welcome to, not only another informative week of QUILTsocial posts, but Part 2 of Christine Baker's Double Wedding Ring tutorial ...
Fairfield bamboo batting was the perfect choice to quilt this piece.

In quilting circles, there too, the devil is in the details

We tend to think that just because the quilt top is finished that we’re done! But that’s far from true ...
Time to sew up the two quilt blocks together

My best TIP for assembling quilt blocks

I'm so happy to be sharing my best tip on how to assemble a quilt top. If you've been following ...
Before cutting off any excess fabric, I ensure that my vertical and horizontal lines align with my center strip. I also ensure that my diagonal is aligned with the corners of my squares, Only when they all match, I cut off excess fabric... if any.

The best tip for squaring off your quilt blocks!

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how much I loved working with Omnigrip rulers. In this post, I'll go over my ...
How to make this block for the Deep Waters quilt pattern size 75" x 75" made using Banyan Batiks Color Blocking collection

THE 2 must-have sewing tools for smooth and accurate piecing

In yesterday’s post, I gave you the fabric requirements and cutting instructions to make the beautiful and easy quilt pattern, ...
Ziploc bags and non-permanent markers are a must in my studio!

2 tips to make fast and easy quilts that only look complicated

I'm thrilled to be back for another year on QUILTsocial to share with you some of my favorite tips to ...