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July 13, 2018
3 ways to use a laser guide for piecing from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we looked at the sewing machine help screen on the Dreamweaver XE. It has a wealth of information about operating the machine as well as helpful hints for all types of sewing and embroidery functions.

Today I’m using one of the great features that I talked about on Wednesday – the¬†guideline marker (laser pointer) that is a standard feature on both the Dreamweaver XE and THE Dream Machine 2 from Brother.

Here’s a video I found on the Brother Canada Youtube channel that shows how to use the guideline marker to make half-square triangles, flying ...

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July 12, 2018
Help is always close at hand with the Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we discovered some of the amazing features of the Dreamweaver XE and other Brother sewing machines. Today I’ll review where to turn to if you find yourself needing some guidance while stitching.

 

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

 

The operation manual

Now I know that operation manuals aren’t the most exciting things to read, but I really need to say that the manuals that come with the Brother sewing machines are excellent!¬†I read through THE Dream Machine 2 manual so many times over the last 6 months that it was pretty ratty looking when I returned the ...

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July 11, 2018
6 awesome features to love on the Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I showed you five ways the Dreamweaver XE can be customized for the way YOU sew. To be honest, there are at least 30 other ways that the machine can be customized just in the settings screens alone, but I think maybe we should actually sew with it before we adjust anything else!

 

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

 

Today I’m sharing some of the features of this machine that really stand out for me. As you know I was so impressed with the NQ900 that I blogged about last year that I bought it instead of returning it ...

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July 10, 2018
5 basic ways to customize your sewing experience on the Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

 

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I unpacked and set up the Dreamweaver XE from Brother. I’ll be using this machine for the next few months, so I’m doing a little customizing to make it my own!

 

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

 

Changing the language

When I first plugged in the machine, I realized that the person who had it before me had been using it in French. Now, I can read and speak a little French, but not well enough to manage using a computerized sewing and embroidery machine. So first things first, let’s get it speaking my language!

 

The Home Page screen
The Home ...

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July 9, 2018
Unboxing the Dreamweaver XE from Brother from Quilt Social

 

A few weeks ago, THE Dream Machine 2 left my house and the next day I received a text from my teenage son saying that I’d “gotten a small package”. Since I was expecting the Dreamweaver XE to arrive at any time, I knew that he was teasing me! Although this box was definitely NOT as big as the box THE Dream Machine had arrived in, it was still no “small package”.

 

The Dreamweaver XE arrives
The Dreamweaver XE arrives

 

All of my studio renovations were complete (we’d pulled out all of the old carpet in the room, installed laminate flooring and ...

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