VIDEO How-to: Record: Overview

April 25, 2017By Brother SewsQuilting, Software, Tutorial 2 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

How to use THE Dream Motion™ Software:

Record: Overview

THE Dream Motion™ Automation Software provides a top-of-the-line automated quilting experience, offering versatility which works for both beginners and pros. Developed exclusively to work with THE Dream Fabric Frame’s fabric management and Zone to Zone quilting process, it’s as easy as select, place and sew. The intuitive layout allows you to create, design, edit layout and quilt with precision. Choose the software package that’s right for you from the two software options that may best suit your quilting automation needs. Select either The Dream Motion™ Software OR upgrade to The Dream Motion™ PRO.


In this video you will learn about the following features of THE Dream Motion™ PRO Quilting Automation Software used on the Dream Fabric Frame.



  • Learn how to record a free-motion pattern
  • Learn how to record a pattern you are tracing

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Be sure to stop back for more How-to Videos on using THE Dream Motion™ and THE Dream Motion™ PRO Automation Software.

Have you seen these other videos on using THE Dream Motion™ and THE Dream Motion™ PRO Automation Software?

VIDEO How-to: 4-point Placement, Fill, Stretch, Center
VIDEO How-to: Safe Area, Choosing Pattern
VIDEO How-to: Workspace Layout Overview
VIDEO How-to: Select & Sew: Pull Bobbin
VIDEO How-to: Pattern CAD™: Overview
VIDEO How-to: QuiltCAD™ – Overview
VIDEO How-to: Placement & Fill: More Quilt Settings


  • I am brand new at making and quilting quilts. I have purchased the dream fabric frame and the dream motion pro software. I am still waiting for my tablet to arrive so I can install the program, but I have been watching all the videos I can find. What I don’t see is how you keep the quilting pattern and how to make sure it is going to stitch where you need it to when you have to move the quilt within the frame. I have the dream creator VQ2400 machine

    • Hello Sharon,
      I’m not 100% sure what you are asking in your comment but I will do my best.

      1. Within the software, on the top tool bar you will find a save button that will allow you to save your designs to a place you designate either on your tablet or on a USB stick if your tablet has enough accessible USB drives.

      2. First you will set your safe area, which is the entire quiltable area on top of your frame.
      Select and Sew:

      • When you are in Select & Sew mode, you can place individual patterns one by one, selecting corners (All 4-points on a square, 2-points or even 3-points on a triangle because you have the PRO version.) The design will automatically be calculated to fit within this area.


      • When you are quilting an entire quilt with the Zone-to-Zone feature, the software will walk you through, step-by-step where to place stickers or sew marks (I prefer using the Brother Snowman stickers which I recommend that you label with the letters and numbers that appear on the screen) on your quilt. These stickers are the corners of each zone and are placement stickers for your machine needle to line up with later.
      • You will lower your needle making a “single stitch” through the center of each sticker, registering into the software that that sticker/mark has been placed so it is ready to move you on to the next mark until all marks are made. DO NOT SKIP THIS!! If you skip it, your patterns will not line up.
      • Once all marks for a zone are marked, DONE will flash and you should select Continue.
      • The software will tell you “The machine will now move to where the fabric marker for the next zone should be positioned.” and the machine will do just that once you select OK.
      • The software will then tell you WHICH of the stickers to line up under the machine needle. It also tells you “This does not have to be precise, but try to get as close as possible.”
      • Then you will remove the quilt and line up the sticker matching the number/letter that was just on the screen, under the needle.
      • Once the quilt is back on the frame, you should select some corner points on the safe area to realign the quilt with the software. The corner points the software most needs from you are selected in green at the bottom of the screen.
      • When you are done, hit “SEW” and you will be asked “Do you wish to adjust the stitch point?” at which time a NUDGE screen will pop up that allows you to nudge the machine needle until it lines up with the hole you previously put in your sticker.
      • Once this is all in alignment, you will proceed and sew. You will repeat this process, zig zagging right, then left, then right etc. down the quilt until you are finished.

      3. Finally – there are some great user manuals in the software available directly on the opening page to the left. I recommend clicking on the Book icon to open the folder where the PDFs are, and printing them all out for easy reference.

      For additional information, THE Dream Motion™ and THE Dream Motion™ PRO Quilting Automation Software are supported by The Grace Company.
      Please feel free to contact them at 1-800-264-0644.

      Happy Quilting!


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