Yesterday I talked about how very useful the Projector and End Point Stitch Marker features on the Brother Luminaire XP2 are for quilting with decorative stitches. This saves a lot of the guesswork. For this post, I’m incorporating all the Luminaire XP2 features from this week’s tutorial to add borders to the wall hanging.
But first, because we are stitching through multiple layers let’s use the XP2 Dual Feed foot to stitch the borders onto the wall hanging. The Dual-Feed food has its own belt-driven motor built-in to ensure the foot will easily stitch through multiple layers of fabric and batting or other difficult to stitch materials without skipping a beat…whoops I mean without skipping a stitch! Of course, you can still use the projector to view stitches and placement prior to stitching.
- Align the right side of binding together with the right side of the wall hanging and stitch with a ¼” seam.
- Fold the binding to the back and stitch in the ditch to stitch the binding in place
I clipped ring hooks onto the top of the wall hanging before attaching to a rod to display. On my husband’s suggestion, I hung the wall hanging outside making a perfect addition to my balcony garden vignette.
And now I have a question, well 2 questions…
When was the last time you changed the needle in your machine?
It’s recommended that you change your needle after every 3 full bobbins used or every 2 pre-wound bobbins used. It’s also recommended that you change the needle after each project or if using a fabric that naturally dulls the needle such as leathers or heavy fleece.
When was the last time you cleaned the machine’s bobbin area?
Dust, thread clippings, and fuzz may build up in your machine over time, slowing it down and possibly causing damage. You want to be able to use your machine to its full ability. We recommend cleaning your machine after each project, or more often if you are sewing extremely fuzzy fabrics.
Here are some tips for cleaning the bobbin area of your sewing machine.
Join me next month when I introduce you to the very exciting Quiltbroidery feature on the Brother Luminaire XP2.