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August 30, 2019
Playing with the Quilting Border Patterns in the Brother Luminaire from Quilt Social

I’m an embroidery geek. (Surprise!) It started many years ago when my mom, whom I was working for at the time, announced to me that a few days hence we were running an embroidery class. And I was teaching it. Gulp! For me, the embroidery ‘thing’ just escalated from there.

That was back in the days when domestic embroidery machines were just becoming available, when a 4″ x 4″ embroidery area and a glorified calculator-screen were state-of-the-art technology. Do you remember those days?

 

One of the first Brother home embroidery models… and still going strong!

 

We’ve come a ...

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August 29, 2019
Pattern Connection By Camera on the Brother Luminaire from Quilt Social

Today’s the day! Pattern Connection By Camera on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1, herein referred to as the Luminaire (doesn’t that make me sound official?). You know, when I had initially set up my outline of what Luminaire embroidery features to show off this week, in my head I had a progression of the camera-based tools, starting from easiest to hardest. So I sequenced the Snowman Positioning first, the Scanner Function second, and yesterday we saw how easy the Projector made setup. Now, having not played with Pattern Connection by Camera in a while, I actually thought scheduling ...

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August 28, 2019
A wonderful innovation in design positioning: the Luminaire projector from Quilt Social

Hi! Folks… thanks for taking the time to pop in today, as I continue exploring some of the basic-yet-not-so-basic camera features of the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1. “Basic-yet-not-so-basic” – sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? But think about it: all this camera stuff (on a sewing machine, no less!) is pretty darn revolutionary, don’t you think? A mere few years ago, that would have fallen into the category of “What will they think of next?” But really, looking at them, weren’t they so very easy to use?

Yesterday, I looked at the Luminaire’s scanner function, and the day before ...

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August 27, 2019
Design positioning by scanning with the Brother Luminaire from Quilt Social

Oh – I’m so glad you’re back! The Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 feature I covered yesterday, scanning the “Snowman” sticker was so easy – you gotta love it. It’s perfect for getting the design exactly where you want it, such as a chest crest on a t-shirt, or a design smack dab in the middle of a quilt block.

But…(yeah, there’s always a but, isn’t there?) what if I kinda want to decide as I go? Like maybe I want to embroider a butterfly design on fabric printed with flowers, and I want the butterfly just ...

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August 26, 2019
Automatic design positioning on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 from Quilt Social

Hey, Everyone – I’m excited to explore some more of the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 embroidery toys. Last month when I started playing with some of the very cool embroidery features of the Luminaire, I notably left out any use of the camera functions. But you may also recall me mentioning “Method and Madness” or was it “Madness and Method”? So, this week’s method is to showcase the camera options as applied to embroidery. Over each of the next five days, I’ll experiment with a different camera application. Ready to play along?

Today I’ll take a look ...

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August 2, 2019
Making your own appliques on the Brother Luminaire from Quilt Social

Welcome, back, everyone – looks like this is getting to be a habit, LOL. I’m just having so much fun playing with the toys tucked into the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1, and I’m so glad you could join me again. Yesterday I played with Auto-Stippling on the Luminaire, and today’s playground will introduce yet another toy – one I intend to apply in a bit of a non-traditional use.

Ready to dive in and play? I hope so – because I’ve a fantastic little project I want to show off – a personalized key fob using the Appliqué Creator.

This ...

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August 1, 2019
Create stippling-in-the-hoop with the Brother Luminaire from Quilt Social

Hi, again, folks…Welcome back! When I left off yesterday after meandering through some of the Brother Luminaire embroidery editing tools, I was dithering whether my finished design needed stippling. I love the Design Preview option on the Brother Luminaire…it helps bring “what you imagine” to life with a pretty good picture of a “possible reality”.

If you’ll recall, just before stitching yesterday, I saved my design compilation to the machine’s memory. So today, when I booted up my machine, I recalled yesterday’s design, tried to add stippling to it…and ran into a roadblock: I ...

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July 31, 2019
Playing with the Brother Luminaire embroidery editing tools from Quilt Social

I’m ba-ack! And…obviously, so are you! I’m so glad you’re here to share in the discoveries as we step beyond yesterday’s initial run-through of the Brother Innov-is XP1’s embroidery screen workflow. This machine, also known as the Luminaire, is already proving to be very user-friendly and intuitive. It was an easy process to set a design and carry it through to stitch completion. Choosing only one was the hard part! So today we’ll look at some of the Luminaire‘s on-screen editing capabilities. Not all of them though – there truly is a method ...

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July 30, 2019
Embroidery screen workflow of the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 from Quilt Social

Thanks for joining me again today as I continue to explore the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 embroidery features. I’m so glad you’re back because now is when the fun stuff begins! I’ll start with a bit of a warning though – I’ll start with the basics, and work up to some of the more “advanced” features over the next couple of days. Gotta pace ourselves, y’know, or the excitement could get overwhelming!

In yesterday’s post I admired the outside of the machine, the cool thread stand, and the huge 10⅝” x 16” embroidery area. You ...

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July 29, 2019
Exploring the vast embroidery capabilities of the Brother Luminaire XP1 from Quilt Social

When asked to write about embroidery on the Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1 (aka the Luminaire), my first thought was, “Um…wanna narrow that topic down a bit?” Fortunately, or unfortunately, that task was left to me. That’s a good thing, because I’m kinda a bit of a control freak, so getting to decide what to play with and discuss is right up my alley. But the challenge, came in that very “thing”: I know the Luminaire does so much – so how do I distill its potential into anything less lengthy than an epic novel? With pictures?

If you ...

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June 21, 2019
Quilting options on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed you how to trim the blocks and add sashing and borders on the Leaf wall quilt. Now it’s time to quilt and there are many options to talk about when using Brother Luminaire Innov-is XP1!

Quilting in the ditch around the blocks and border would be a good place to start. The dual feed foot allows you to do this very easily. There’s also an optional ‘stitch in the ditch’ foot that would make this process almost foolproof. See what the Dual-Feed Stitch-in-the-Ditch Foot looks like.

Many of the decorative stitches can also be ...

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June 20, 2019
Machine applique the Brother Luminaire way from Quilt Social

Yesterday you learned how to prepare plastic templates and use them on your curved strips that had been embellished with decorative stitching on the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1.

Now you get to use more decorative stitches on the Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine. I decided to use a blanket stitch — there are 2 to choose from — but you could also experiment with other stitches to finish the edges of the applique shapes.

I was so anxious to get started sewing on the Brother Luminaire again, I used the N foot instead of the J foot (as recommended on the ...

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June 19, 2019
Preparing applique shapes for machine applique from Quilt Social

Yesterday you sewed your strips together using decorative stitching on the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1. There are so many decorative stitches to choose from on the Brother Luminaire, you could spend hours playing with them!

 

Making an attractive wall quilt this week using the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1. There are so many decorative stitches to choose from on the Brother Luminaire, you could spend hours playing with them!

 

Now it’s time to cut the background pieces for the applique shapes. I like to cut the backgrounds a little bigger than required and then trim them to size after the ...

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June 18, 2019
Sewing seams using decorative stitches? from Quilt Social

Yesterday I showed you how to prepare some fabric strips in preparation for decorative stitching with the new Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine. Have you had the chance to cut your fabric strips? I hope you had a chance to watch the video about using the decorative stitches.

Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and quilting machine

Lets start sewing!

  • Use the 5 strips that you cut out yesterday and lay them on your cutting table.
  • You’ve already cut a gentle, curvy line on one side of the 2nd strip.
A curvy edge has been cut along one ...

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June 17, 2019
Wall quilt tutorial: decorative stitches and curved piecing, let’s do it! from Quilt Social

Last month, I introduced you to the new Brother Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine and showed you how to use decorative stitching, along with the projector feature, to make a table runner and some placemats. You can find all the instructions in my post,  StitchVision on The Luminaire for visible decorative stitch placement.

 

Table runner with decorative stitching done on the Brother Luminaire machine

 

This week I’ll be doing some fusible applique to create a leaf design wall quilt using a few more of the many decorative stitches available on this machine.

I used some scraps of Banyan Batiks ...

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May 24, 2019
7 stellar and unimaginable features on the Brother Luminaire XP1 machine from Quilt Social

 

Placemat with twin needle decorative stitching
Placemat with twin needle decorative stitching

 

And then, because I had some scraps of decorative stitching left over from stitch testing, I made a couple of mug mats. These are about 6″ x 9″.

 

Mug mats made from stitching samples
Mug mats made from stitching samples

 

The possibilities are endless for using the decorative stitches on the Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 and  there are so many other features that I want to try out.

After ...

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May 23, 2019
The Luminaire XP1, its camera and projector for decorative stitches fun from Quilt Social

Yesterday I finished up the ‘quilt-as-you-go’ table runner I made using decorative stitches from the new Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1.

Today I’ll show you how to make some quick placemats with decorative stitches using a twin needle on the The Luminaire. You’ll also see how to use the camera and projector that shows adjustable single and double guidelines, and displays grid lines with adjustable intervals right on your fabric!

 

Finished placemat with twin needle decorative stitches
Finished placemat with twin needle decorative stitches

 

materials

  • 2 – 13″ x 19″ pieces of fabric for the placemat front and back
  • 13″ x 19″ piece of lightweight batting ...

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May 22, 2019
The Luminaire XP1, the dual feed foot and the binding from Quilt Social

Yesterday, I showed you how to create 6½” embroidered and quilted squares using decorative stitches on the Brother The Luminaire XP1 Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting machine. The Stitch Vision feature on The Luminaire is an extraordinary feature that let’s you see your decorative stitches on the fabric before you stitch them. This way, you know the placement is right.

Today, I’m adding the sashing and binding to finish the reversible table runner.

 

Finished table runner with decorative stitching
Finished table runner with decorative stitching

 

Sewing on the sashing

  • From sashing fabric, cut 12 strips 1″ x 7½”.
  • Sew one sashing strip to the front ...

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May 21, 2019
StitchVision on The Luminaire for visible decorative stitch placement from Quilt Social

Yesterday I unboxed and introduced you to the new Brother Innov-ís XP1 embroidery and sewing machine – The Luminaire.

Now let’s get started making a table runner using just a few of the over 600 decorative stitches available on the Brother Luminaire.

 

Table runner with decorative stitching
Table runner with decorative stitching

 

Here’s what you’ll need

  • 2 strips of striped fabric, 7½” x WOF (width of fabric). You’ll want to use fabric with stripes that are ½” – 1″ wide
  • 2 strips of light-weight batting, 8″ x WOF
  • 2 strips of backing fabric, 8″ x WOF
  • 2 strips 3″ x WOF for binding ...

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May 20, 2019
Unboxing the NEW Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine! from Quilt Social

Who doesn’t enjoy trying out a new sewing machine? I was thrilled to learn that I was going to be testing the new Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 sewing and embroidery machine. It comes in a very large box, and there’s even a video to show you how to unpack it! Make sure to check it out.

 

The Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 has arrived!
The Brother The Luminaire Innov-ís XP1 has arrived!

 

 

The Brother The Luminaire is set up and ready to sew.
The Brother The Luminaire is set up and ready to sew.

 

The Brother The Luminaire sewing and embroidery machine has so many wonderful features and I’ll show you as many as I ...

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