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January 24, 2020
Creative projects using Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 Circular Attachment from Quilt Social

Welcome back! I hope you’ve enjoyed making some Valentine themed projects this week using the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine and the Circular Attachment.


Brother Innov-is BQ3050


I’ve used the laser light for several projects over the last 3 months. Here are a couple of videos that you might like to watch for even more information about this great feature. In Video 2 you’ll see the Brother Dream Machine, but the laser light works the same way on the BQ3050.

Video 1 Laser Guided Sewing

Video 2 Half Square Triangles with laser light


The laser light shows an ...

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January 23, 2020
Piecing the heart together on this sweet Valentine-themed quilt from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed how to make 2 decoratively stitched fabric circles using the Circular Attachment and the SA186 open toe foot on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine. Today I’ll show how to make a simple pieced heart and use these circles to make a border for a little Valentine quilt.


Brother Innov-is BQ3050 machine



Red heart fabric

2 – 3½” x 6½” rectangles for heart shape
4 – 4½” squares for outer border

Light border and background

4 – 1½” squares
2 – 3½” squares
2 – 1½” x 6½” rectangles
2 – 1½” x 9½” rectangles


Squares and rectangles cut for a pieced ...

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January 22, 2020
Using the Brother Circular Attachment for a new quilt design experience from Quilt Social

Yesterday, I finished off piecing a Valentine table topper using the Brother Innov-is BQ3050. The sewing fun continues as I make another Valentine-theme project today. Let’s go!


Brother Innov-is BQ3050.


Last month in my QUILTsocial posts, I introduced a fascinating attachment for the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine – the Circular Attachment. You can read my post, Endless design possibilities with the Brother Circular Attachment here.


This Circular Attachment fits several different Brother machines.


The Circular Attachment can be used on several other Brother machines as well. There are two extra feet with the attachment – a braiding foot and a cording ...

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January 21, 2020
This ¼” piecing foot makes easy work of piecing the Valentine table topper from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed how to make the strip sets and add background squares and rectangles to them with the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine. The laser light feature makes sewing those half square triangle corners so easy! Now it’s time to put everything together.


Brother Innov-ís BQ3050


Sewing instructions

  • To make one heart block, arrange the strips as shown in the picture below. Try not to have 2 squares of the same fabric next to each other.


Arrange 5 pieced strips like this



The very useful ¼” piecing foot for the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050


  • Sew the strips together using either ...

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January 20, 2020
Making a Valentine’s Day four heart table topper from Quilt Social

Welcome back to QUILTsocial! This week I’ll be using some unique features and attachments on the Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine to create some easy Valentine’s Day projects.


Brother Innov-ís BQ3050 machine


Today’s quilt uses a pieced heart design. I used scrap fabrics for my quilt, but you could use fat quarters or jelly roll strips for the pieced hearts.


Four Heart table topper or wall quilt


cutting instructions

Hearts (red)
16 – 2½” x about 16″ strips in a variety of colors
1 – 2″ square to use in the sashing

Background (light color)
16 – 2½” squares
8 – 2½ ...

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