Pay It Forward Mini Quilt

October 24, 2016By Amy RehBeinProjects, Quilting No Comments

I was inspired by a tiny little stack of seven fabrics a quilty friend gave me a few weeks ago from her stash just because they reminded her of me. That is pretty sweet. Quilty friends are awesome. I thought I would showcase them with some simple white fabric and make a mini for another … Read More

Mickey & Friends Halloween Wall Hanging

October 3, 2016By Janice FergusonEmbroidery, Quilting, Sewing 30 Comments

Celebrate Halloween with this spooktacular, kid-pleasing Disney themed wall-hanging. Gather up some burlap, Brother’s NEW Disney Halloween iBroidery collection from ibroidery.com and some seasonal fabric to discover and master a unique and easy faux quilting technique. Machine Used: XV8500D THE Dream Machine™ Features: SA196 The MuVit™ Dual Feed Foot Sew Straight™ 2 Laser Vision Guide … Read More

Tutorial: How to Quilt Faux Leather

August 26, 2016By Angela WolfQuilting, Sewing, Tutorial 2 Comments

Faux leather and vinyl fabrics are currently trending for garments, accessories and home decor. Here are a few tips for customizing your faux leather and vinyl fabrics with quilting. Sewing machine: DreamWeaver™ XE VM6200D Features: • Mu-Vit™ Digital Dual Feed Foot • Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide Supplies: • faux leather or vinyl fabric • … Read More

This Year’s 2017 Line Up

August 3, 2016By Brother SewsArticles, Embroidery, Quilting, Serger, Sewing 2 Comments

BROTHER CHANGES THE INDUSTRY ONCE AGAIN WITH ITS 2017 LINEUP OF NEW MACHINES AND SOFTWARE We often hear that to be successful in business, one should “do one thing and do it well.” Brother International Corporation has blown that adage away by mastering the ability to lead the industry in multiple categories. Brother is…sewing…embroidery…quilting and … Read More

Double Bars Quilt Block

July 13, 2016By Heather JonesProjects, Quilting 2 Comments

This great oversized block is the perfect way to showcase your favorite printed fabrics, although I think it would work beautifully in all solids, too. I’m using yardage here, but this pattern would work great with pre-cut strips as well! Here’s the pattern and tutorial for one Double Bars block, that measures 16 ½” x … Read More

Putting Your Best (Quilting) Foot Forward

July 8, 2016By Rebecca Kemp BrentQuilting 4 Comments

One of my favorite features of any Brother machine I’ve owned (there have been and are, ahem, “several”) is the range of accessory feet included with the machine. That’s right: you don’t even have to make a separate purchase to start enjoying the benefits of specialty feet that make sewing, embroidery, and decorative stitching easier … Read More

Brother Reenergizes the Quilting Industry

June 10, 2016By Brother SewsArticles, Quilting 5 Comments

“Brother is Quilting” is this year’s buzz phrase as Brother International Corporation announces how its leadership in the sewing industry has expanded into the craft of quilting. The company is now being recognized as a leader and expert in the quilting industry, and its lineup of innovative sewing and quilting machines and accessories blew away … Read More

Improv Log Cabin Pillow Cover

April 18, 2016By Heather JonesHome Decor, Projects, Quilting 4 Comments

Pillow covers are a great way to bring a fresh change to your home décor. My “Improv Log Cabin Pillow Cover Tutorial” features an improvisational patchwork technique that creates a completely unique design. The pillow cover has an envelope closure, so that you can remove the insert for laundering. It’s simple to put together, which … Read More

My New Sewing BFF – My DFF

April 12, 2016By Rebecca Kemp BrentQuilting 8 Comments

Repeated cycles of washing and drying can cause shrinkage. This is true of clothing, and I think that’s happened to my house, too. After all these years of rain and sun, and my house seems to have shrunk (LOL). I mean, it seemed like quite a big house thirty years ago! I knew I’d never … Read More

Quilted Tote Bag on The Dream Fabric Frame

April 4, 2016By Rebecca Kemp BrentQuilting 4 Comments

Totes are always handy to use or give, and this quilted tote bag one makes a great showcase for quilting on THE Dream Fabric Frame. The fabric requirements are generous. Use the extra fabric for practice quilting or experimenting. Then, turn the scraps into an accessory pouch or keychain ornament. Finished size: 13 1/2″ x … Read More