Use My Custom Stitch to make your own custom stitch | Tutorial by Jean Boyd February 17, 2022 written by Jean Boyd February 17, 2022 235 Yesterday, I showed you how to make a cushion using four different pieces of pleated and tucked fabric created on the new Brother Innov-ís BQ3100 machine. Finished cushion with pleats and tucks I used a few decorative stitches on my cushion, and although there are hundreds of decorative stitches on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3100, sometimes you just need something different. Now, using the exclusive My Custom Stitch feature on this machine, you can do just that! The video, How to Design Your Own Custom Stitch with My Custom Stitch by Angela Wolf for Brother, shows one way to do this. Angela uses the Brother Dreamweaver machine, but the method is exactly the same for the Brother Innov-ís BQ3100. My Custom Stitch is also well explained in the manual included with the machine. There are even some grid sheets supplied if you want to draw your design before entering it in the machine. My Custom Stitch is explained in the manual There are several ways to create your own custom stitch. I decided to draw my design free hand rather than use the grid sheets. Here’s how to get started: Press the Character Decorative Stitch key at the top of the LCD screen. Then press the key with the little pencil in it. That’s your drawing tool! The key with the pencil is your drawing tool Now you can see your drawing space. You can draw with the screen in a vertical or horizontal position. Drawing space for creating stitches Using your finger or a stylus, move the pencil to your starting point and press Set. Move the pencil or use the arrow keys to move to another spot and press Set. Just keep drawing until you have a design that you like. Draw lines to create stitches. You can press the magnifying glass at the top of the screen to enlarge the stitch on the LCD screen. Now you can adjust the width and length of your stitch if you wish. You can also edit the stitch by removing some of the points, or you can keep adding to the design. View of the finished stitch When you press the Test key, you can see a close-up look of how your stitch will look on fabric. Close-up of the finished stitch When you’re satisfied with your design, press the Memory key to save it in the machine, on a USB stick or in your computer. Save the stitch in one of three locations. And here’s how my new custom stitch looks on fabric. The design possibilities are endless. Have fun! Custom stitch on fabric Tomorrow, I’ll show you even more ways to use the My Custom Stitch feature on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3100. Please come back and join me! This is part 4 of 5 in this series Go back to part 3: Making a one-of-a-kind cushion with the Brother BQ3100 Go to part 5: Doodling with My Custom Stitch on the Brother BQ3100 Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs403BQ3100brothercushionsdecorative cushionsfree patternsnotionspleatingquilting tutorialsquiltssewing machine reviewstechniquestextured fabricwoven cotton fabrics FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post Making a one-of-a-kind cushion with the Brother BQ3100 next post Doodling with My Custom Stitch on the Brother BQ3100 YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Doodling with My Custom Stitch on the Brother... Making a one-of-a-kind cushion with the Brother BQ3100 How to pleat woven cotton fabrics using a... Creating textured fabric with pleats and tucks Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.