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How to import and modify an embroidery design on the Brother Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we made quilt labels by embroidering words on ribbons. Today, I'll use the Brother Dreamweaver XE to ...
The LED pointer on the Dreamweaver XE indicates the needle drop position. A tutorial on how to make quilt labels using machine embroidery and ribbons using the Brother Dreamweaver XE

How to use an LED pointer to perfectly place your embroidery design

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I set up the lettering and fixed the size so that it would fit in my Dreamweaver ...
The lettering is set on the LCD screen of the Dreamweaver XE from Brother. A tutorial on how to make quilt labels using machine embroidery and ribbons using the Brother Dreamweaver XE

Adjusting machine embroidery fonts to the hoop – Dreamweaver XE

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I talked about 4 easy steps for using Sulky Sticky + self-adhesive stabilizer for embroidering small pieces of ...
The embroidery hoop with stabilizer and ribbons is locked into the carriage of the Dreamweaver XE. A tutorial on how to make quilt labels using machine embroidery and ribbons using the Brother Dreamweaver XE

4 simple steps to using Sulky Sticky + self-adhesive stabilizer

This week on QUILTsocial, I'm using the Brother Dreamweaver XE to do a couple different embroidery techniques that I've been ...
We have completed our thread painted quilt made with the Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel using Sulky / Schmetz / Northcott / Gütermann / Fairfield

Step 5 – quilting, how and how much, add the finishing touch

Welcome back. We're at day five and have already accomplished so much! All we gathered our supplies, did our cutting ...
The neck, chest and head of the heron on the Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel have been accented with thread painting SCHMETZ / Sulky / Northcott

Step 4 – thread painting for incredible lifelike detail

I had a wonderful time yesterday showing you how I used basic trapunto techniques with SCHMETZ Needles, Sulky Thread and ...
Step 3 - how to machine trapunto for added dimension

Step 3 – how to machine trapunto for added dimension

Welcome back. Yesterday was a busy day trimming the lovely Heron panel from the Artisan Spirit Water Garden, ironing the ...
Good preparation is the key to success when adding pieced borders to a printed panel. A tutorial on thread painting using SCHMETZ needles/ Gütermann threads / Northcott fabric

Step 2 – framing up a quilt panel using a patchwork border

Welcome back to our continuing journey of perfect pairings for our SCHMETZ needles, Sulky and Gütermann threads. Yesterday I listed ...
An artistic printed panel of a blue heron standing in the water amongst some lily pads Northcott

Step 1 – needles and threads for a thread painting tutorial

During my previous QUILTsocial post, Perfect Pairings-needles and threads work together for successful quilting I described how to choose the ...
Detail of the decorative stitching on the appliqued flower using the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine

3 tips to perfect yarn couching

It's the end of the week! I've had so much fun with the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. There are ...
The photo has been saved to mySewnet account; working on the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine

QuickDesign app + Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine = WOW!

Isn't that Design Positioning on the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 amazing?! I have another feature to show you today ...
The two leaf motifs have been positioned in the hoop and stitched out using the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80 sewing machine

How to use the Design Positioning feature on the Designer Brilliance 80

What do you think so far? Machine embroidery is so easy with the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. Doesn't it ...
Stitching out the embroidery designs on the side pocket using the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80

How to baste fabric in preparation for machine embroidery

I'm back with the HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer Brilliance 80. Yesterday I assembled the fabrics and supplies for the Inspira sewing ...
The French seam

7 simple steps to sewing French seams

Yesterday I used the Dreamweaver XE to embroider a fun Mickey Mouse design on the fabric that will be used ...
I chose a lighter color of the Banyan Batiks Daisy Chain for my binding.

Daisy Chain fabric: how to properly bind the Magic Mushrooms table runner

In yesterday's post you learned how to add some simple straight line quilting to your table runner to give it ...
Completed table runner to guide you in your quilting

Echo and modern grid quilting: how these make Magic Mushrooms the star!

In my last post I completed the straight line applique of the marvelous mushrooms and today I'll finish the quilting ...
Making beautiful quilting designs using the Sulky Rayon Variables 30wt thread in Vari-Reds. The thread added pizazz immediately on the project.

The trick to amazing free motion quilting for beginners

It’s my last post of the week and also of the year featuring the PFAFF creative icon. And I have ...
Playing with leftover fabric to create borders for a 14" square finish

Curved piecing makes the best heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day

Have you finished the cute table runner for the holiday season I showed you in my posts this week? Piecing ...
A face binding is my favorite "perfect" finish to any art quilt or table runner

10 steps to face binding a holiday table runner using PFAFF creative icon

If you’ve finished the holiday table runner that I presented in my last two posts, I have a great tutorial ...
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? ...