Quick Tip: Create an Appliqué Patch using the Brother Appliqué Option

April 12, 2019By Joanne BankoAppliqué, Quick Tip, Sewing 2 Comments

This technique is featured in the Brother Stitching Sewcial April Free Design project as an accent for the children’s storage pouch. Making appliqués the Brother way is one of my all-time favorite embroidery adventures! An appliqué patch is the perfect solution for a variety of embroidery situations. For example, there are times when you want … Read More

Serger Style Quilt-As-You-Go Placemat

March 22, 2019By Joanne BankoSerger, Sewing, Tutorial 5 Comments

Can you quilt with your serger? Absolutely! This placemat project will teach you a quilt-as-you-go method that works great for strip piecing. You may already know that the four-thread stitch on a serger is very close to a ¼ inch seam. It’s perfectly suited for many patchwork projects that don’t require precise seams. As an … Read More

Foot of the Month: Quilted Potholders Created with the Circular Attachment

March 18, 2019By Joanne BankoBrother Sews Ambassador, Foot of the Month, Projects 8 Comments

Nothing beats the Brother Circular Sewing Attachment for sewing perfect circles! This month we are featuring this attachment as our Foot of the Month. In this project, we’ll show you how to create clever quilted potholders that are neatly finished on both sides. Are you ready? Let’s go sew! Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing Machine … Read More

Free Design: Embroidered Redwork Tea Towel with Decorative Trim

March 1, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Free Design of the Month, Projects 26 Comments

Craft your own “farmhouse chic” look and dress up your kitchen with this Redwork towel. In this project, you’ll see how to add decorative elongation stitches to the Brother Free Design of the Month, a classic Redwork rooster design. Materials and Supplies: Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4-inch hoop capability. Brother Embroidery Thread, featured … Read More

February Quick Tip

February 13, 2019By Joanne BankoNews, Projects, Quick Tip 2 Comments

Searching for Resources on Stitching Sewcial It’s easy to search for ideas, projects, techniques, tutorials, and videos on Stitching Sewcial! Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the resources on the official Brother blog: Search by keyword. Simply type a few words that relate to what you are looking for into the … Read More

Free Design: Key to My Heart Embroidery Art Project

February 1, 2019By Joanne BankoEmbroidery, Free Design of the Month, Home Decor 8 Comments

Attention machine embroidery enthusiasts! This month we’re helping you express your heartfelt thoughts with framed stitches. Use the Brother Free Design of the Month as a starting point for your loving sentiments and customize this framed art with your own message for a special gift. Materials and Supplies Brother Sewing and Embroidery Machine Note: The … Read More

Say I Love You with Hearts & Flowers

January 25, 2019By Joanne BankoHoliday, Projects, Sewing 4 Comments

Looking for a custom gift that says ‘I Love You’ in a special way? Why not use your Brother embroidery machine to personalize a bouquet of flowers with custom crafted hearts. Design these hearts using pre-loaded appliqués found in the Brother BES Embroidery Lettering Software and combine with little “Love” sentiments from small fonts in … Read More