Use 505 Spray and the NQ900 sewing machine to easily baste your project

Yesterday on QUILTscoial I reviewed some of the features that I love on the Brother NQ900 sewing machine. Today we’ll start sewing our needle roll featuring the hand-embroidered panel we created in my September QUILTsocial post – 3 easy ways to transfer embroidery designs.

The Brother NQ900 sewing machine




  1. Measure the finished size of the embroidered panel. Mine is 7½” x 19″.
  2. Cut a piece of fabric and a piece of interfacing this same size. I wanted my roll to be a little stiff (so that the needle packages don’t easily slide out) so I used HeatnBond Non-Woven Firm Weight Sew-In Interfacing. I also used this beautiful purple floral batik fabric as the inside fabric for my needle roll.

The inner fabric and interfacing are cut the same size as the embroidered panel.

3. Spray one side of the interfacing with Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray and stick that fabric rectangle to the interfacing, aligning all the raw edges.

Spray interfacing with 505 Spray

4. Baste the two layers together along the outside edges. I selected straight stitch #29 on my NQ900 and extended the length of the stitch to 5.0mm.

Select straight stitch #29 and set stitch length to 5.0mm.

I used my favorite presser foot J – it has a clear front with an offset thread passage – to baste the two layers together along all sides about an ⅛” from the edge. You can see on the previous photo of the sewing machine screen, that when stitch #29 is selected, the machine tells you to use foot J.

Baste the two layers together.

5. Make some placement marks: Fold the fabric in half end to end and mark the center of the batik fabric rectangle. Fold each end into the marked center and mark these two lines. The fabric will now be divided into quarters. I used my rotary cutting ruler and a Pen Style Chaco liner to mark these three lines.

Mark the center and quarter marks with a chaco liner.

Now that we’ve got the base of our needle roll inside assembled, tomorrow we’ll use the Brother NQ900  to make the pockets that will hold the needle packages in the needle roll. See you then!

This is part 2 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 1: 5 great features of the NQ900 sewing machine

Go to part 3: 5 simple steps to make pockets for a needle roll

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