Heirloom Baby Dress

July 13, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Heirloom, Sewing 4 Comments

This baby dress is an example of heirloom sewing, also known as fine machine sewing. You’ve seen examples, whether or not you recognized them by name or category. Heirloom sewing is a (relatively) new name for the fine art of French hand sewing, the techniques and materials of which were used on garments before the … Read More

DIY Bicycle Bag

May 7, 2018By Janice FergusonDIY, Quilting, Sewing 17 Comments

Hurrah! It’s National Bike Month! Let’s celebrate the way we like best—sewing and creating with THE Dream Machine by Brother or another Brother combo machine with 5×7 frame. Let’s celebrate all that fun, healthy, outdoor cycling with this handy bike bag. Embellish it with a scenic bike design from iBroidery.com and learn to convert it … Read More

Create Your Own Holiday Gift Tags

December 15, 2017By Cindy HoganDIY, Holiday, Sewing No Comments

Materials used: BES4 Dream Edition Software 2 pieces of Water Soluble Stabilizer Double sided fusible adhesive ScanNCut or Printed template 4×4 inch hoop Fabric and Embroidery Thread One of the things I love about the holiday season is putting more effort into gift giving than just going out and purchasing something without adding any personalization. … Read More

Flowermania: Applique Edition!

October 6, 2017By Mister DomesticAppliqué, DIY, Home Decor 1 Comment

So I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, which meant less time for me to spend with Felicia (my DreamWeaver XE). And while I’ve been traveling, I’ve been exploring the world of English Paper Piecing, which has given me the opportunity to explore the relationship of various shapes together in a way that I … Read More

A Quick and Easy Placemat Project

October 5, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Home Decor 1 Comment

Create a quick and easy Applique Placemat on the DreamMachine. Simply stitch out 4 applique blocks and 2 quilted blocks to create this beautiful placemat. Use the same color thread in the bobbin to have a great looking back. Select a nice printed fabric with lots of colors and a solid fabric as background. This … Read More

Read a Book – Need a Bookmark!

September 6, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Projects No Comments

Create this quick and easy Appliqué Bookmarker on the PR1000e 10 Needle. This Appliqué Bookmarker is a handy and attractive design to mark your place in whatever you are reading.   It finishes at 2” x 6 ½”.  Make as many as you want and in any colors! Machine: PR1000e/PR1050 10-needle Materials and Supplies: Front and Back … Read More

Adding Stippling Applique Design

August 15, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué 3 Comments

The New Dream Machine 2 and/or the Dream Machine upgrade has made adding stippling to an existing applique design very quick and so easy. This is a great way to make a quilt as you go top and use joining strips to assemble the quilted blocks. I just love how easy it is to add … Read More