VIDEO How-to: Pattern CAD™: Overview

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

How to use THE Dream Motion™ Software:

Pattern CAD™: 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.
Pattern CAD

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


Pattern CAD™:

  • Creating, Smoothing & Simplifying
  • Creating a Pattern from a Photograph or Art

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As always, please tag us on Facebook and Instagram at #StitchingSewcial and @BrotherSews with the projects you’ve made on your Dream Fabric Frame with your Dream Motion™ Automation Software.

Be sure to stop by all month 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


  • Can you do a video on the zone quilting & placing markers? I am currently trying this & am very confused.

    • Hi Debra,

      This request is heard and it is on the list. There is also a detailed tutorial coming.
      In the meantime, I hope this helps a little? Here are the instructions I use to teach people how to place the markers when I’m walking them through it in person. So far, so good.
      If you have further questions, please do reach back out.


      • 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.

      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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