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January 9, 2019
My Top Three Sewing Machines for Quilting/Embroidery from Quilter's Hangout

I’ve been quilting since 2010 and have struggled with the small machine I have.  It’s doable, but there is a lot of pulling and tugging involved. Don’t get me wrong,...

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November 30, 2018
Using the embroidery features on the Designer Brilliance 80 from Quilt Social

 

Did you like my learning curve yesterday? I explored working with flimsy fabric and the Seam/Overcast Stitch to make gift bags. Thankfully learning is fun, especially when you’re working with a great sewing machine like the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80. It performed beautifully despite the ‘operator’s’ issues.

It’s the end of the week! I’ll play around with some embroidery and make something from those last two pieces of gold fabric and something exciting happened when I turned on the sewing machine yesterday. I’ll share that with you at the end of the ...

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November 29, 2018
Working with flimsy fabric and the Seam/Overcast Stitch from Quilt Social

 

So? Are you impressed yet? I just love the fact that yesterday’s project came from the working with the news-feed on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80. The WiFi connectivity has so many possibilities. I’m loving it!!

Today, I’m using non-quilting cotton to make gift bags, something we’ll need in a couple of weeks…

Let’s get started.

 

 Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 with optional extension table

Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 with optional extension table

 

A while back, I lost my mind and asked people to donate scraps so I could stuff some cat beds with the scraps. I received many bags of scraps ...

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November 28, 2018
How to make an embroidered mug rug using mySewnet news-feed from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back. Isn’t the Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 an exciting sewing/embroidery machine? I’m in love with the amount of customization that you can do with the machine and also the WiFi connectivity.

Today, I’ll make one of the projects from the news-feed of the mySewnet blog. I’m excited to see how this turns out.

Let’s check it out.

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80
Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80

 

Using the buttons on the top navigation bar, I selected only the projects (Sewing Instructions) from the mySewnet blog news-feed. Hmm – cute stuff – seasonal projects, kids projects, and some with ...

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November 27, 2018
Personalizing the Designer Brilliance 80 from Quilt Social

 

The brand new Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 is no ordinary sewing/embroidery machine. It has a number of features that until now have only been available on a high-end machine. I can’t wait to share them with you.

Did you ever dream of the ability to customize a sewing machine that would make sewing easier? Today, I’ll set up this machine to work for me, and in the process, taking you through the various custom settings that can make the Designer Brilliance YOUR machine.

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80
Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80

 

WiFi enabled

WiFi enabled

If you were observant ...

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November 26, 2018
Unboxing the NEW Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80 from Quilt Social

 

Good morning everyone. I’m back with something very exciting to share with you.

I’m unboxing the BRAND NEW Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance 80. This sewing/embroidery machine has some amazing features and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Let’s check it out!

 

A shipping sleeve covering something NEW
A shipping sleeve covering something NEW

 

I love how the sewing machines ship in that unadorned cardboard cover. It’s like sewing is an undercover activity and no one needs to know what’s in the box. Or maybe we don’t want our neighbors to know what we’re doing until ...

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September 28, 2018
6 steps to creating an embroidered quilt label using the Designer EPIC from Quilt Social

 

It’s the end of the week. Already! Time sure flies when you’re having fun and there’s so much more I could share with you. The more I dig into the capabilities of the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC, the more I want to sew.

Reading through the User’s Guide, Quick Help and JoyOS Advisor built in the machine has my creative juices flowing.

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC
Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC

 

Before I get started, I thought I’d share this story with you. I love technology and for the most part, I’m pretty good with it. However, I was ...

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September 27, 2018
User’s Guide, Quick Help, JoyOS Advisor: sewing help at your fingertips from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back! Hopefully, you saw in yesterday’s post the importance of doing some sample stitching before committing to the final elements. That thread color just wasn’t going to work.

Today, I’m touching a bit more on some lettering, but I thought it was equally important to spend some time showing you how easy it is to learn the ins and outs of the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC. 

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC
Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC

 

Let’s face it, this sewing and embroidery machine has a lot of stuff going on. If you’re familiar with the Husqvarna Viking sewing machines ...

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September 26, 2018
6 steps: adding lettering to quilt sashings using machine embroidery from Quilt Social

 

Hi there! So, how did you like the tutorial on adding lettering to your quilt sashings in yesterday’s post? You could use those built-in fonts to add lettering to anything. I see loads of possibilities and you can make the lettering subtle or you can make it bold.

Today, I’m taking the embroidery unit of the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC for a spin as we explore more opportunities to add words to our quilts.

Let’s have a look.

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC
Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC

 

Step 1 – Set up the Designer EPIC for machine embroidery

It’s very easy to ...

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September 25, 2018
6 steps to add lettering to your quilt sashings from Quilt Social

 

Hello again! Isn’t that flange in the binding from yesterday’s post just the best? I love the look and it’s pretty simple to do.

I’m back today with the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC to show you how easy it is to add some lettering to your quilts.

It’s exciting to walk you through the process, so let’s get started.

 

So there you have it. Major is a bulky weight, core-spun, variegated, marled, acrylic yarn. In tomorrow’s post, I’ll talk more about the “acrylic” part. Join me!
So there you have it. Major is a bulky weight, core-spun, variegated, marled, acrylic yarn. In tomorrow’s post, I’ll talk more about the “acrylic” part. Join me!

 

Step 1 – Choose the sashing

While ...

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September 24, 2018
5 steps for adding a pop of color with a flange in the binding from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back to another super exciting week of tips to make your sewing and quilting easier and better! Let’s not forget that I’ve got an awesome sewing machine to demonstrate all those tips and tricks with.

This week, I’m having fun with the Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC, a sewing and embroidery machine. I’ll show you some interesting things from both a sewing perspective and I’m going to play around with some embroidery as well. Really, it’s all about playing and having fun!

I start the week off with another type of binding. This is ...

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August 3, 2018
Maximizing on the features of the Opal 690Q to wrap up the sewing marathon from Quilt Social

 

It’s the end of the week already. Amazing how quickly times flies when you’re having fun. I’ve had a blast sewing on the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. It’s such a great sewing machine.

Today I’m finishing up the sewing marathon and I’ll show you what’s in the bobbin case after I’ve run those five bobbins through the machine.

It’s amazing what I was able to sew with those five bobbins. I’ve also got some more great tips to share with you.

Let’s see what I’ve been up to ...

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August 2, 2018
How to make and apply reversible binding on your quilts from Quilt Social

 

Hello again! How are you making out with your five bobbin marathon? It takes a lot of sewing to use up five bobbins. But just when you don’t want it to happen, the bobbin runs out. I’m still sewing. Today we’re taking a little detour from the five bobbins and I’m going to show you how to make a reversible binding.

I’m using the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q to make another set of placemats and put the reversible binding on. I love this sewing machine. It’s not heavy so it’s perfect if you ...

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August 1, 2018
7 tips to speed up the quilting process from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back! How’s the sewing marathon? It’s amazing how much work you can get done when you have sewing space to work in and the tools are set out.

Today, I’m quilting with the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q.

One of the things I’ve discovered and I’m guilty of from time to time is that we don’t allow ourselves time to play around. We want to dive right in. But until you’ve got a good understanding of the sewing/quilting processes, it’s very difficult to move to the next level.

Today, I’m ...

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July 31, 2018
10 tips for sewing a variety of quilt seams from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back! How did yesterday go? Did you get any part of your space tidied up? We’ve got a marathon to run and you had best get prepped.

I’m taking the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q with me on my marathon. I’ve got my five bobbins wound. I’ve got some projects lined up and I’m ready to sew.

 

Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q
Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q

 

Let’s just get this out in the open. I told you to clean off those surfaces yesterday – the cutting table, the ironing board, and the sewing table. For the most part, those surfaces ...

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July 30, 2018
7 excellent tips for a productive sewing marathon from Quilt Social

 

Welcome to another fun and very productive week. This week we’re exploring the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q. This is a computerized sewing machine that packs a lot of punch.

I’ve previously reviewed the Opal 690Q. Take a peek at my post, Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q Sewing Machine Parts, to start with then browse through some of my previous posts and what I made with this sewing machine.

There’s a lot more to share with you this week about the Opal 690Q. I’ll also share some of my best quilting/sewing tips to make us all more ...

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June 1, 2018
Quilting a hand embroidered piece and making doll clothes, is so much fun! from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back. The week is already over. How did that happen? Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the week with all the tips and ideas. If I’ve inspired you to quilt/make/fix one thing, I’m happy!

Today, I’m using the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe to give you some tips on quilting a hand embroidered wall hanging. Check out yesterday’s post on valuable tips on quilting machine embroidered wallhanging for a complete tutorial.

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe
Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe

 

Technically, you could quilt a hand embroidered piece similar to the machine embroidery piece that I showed you yesterday ...

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May 31, 2018
9 key steps to machine quilting a machine embroidered wallhanging from Quilt Social

 

Hopefully, you’ve been following along this week for the tips on binding and machine quilting. I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe to make all these wonderful samples happen.

Today, I thought I’d focus on quilting a machine embroidered wallhanging. I embroidered this wallhanging in a previous QUILTsocial post. The embroidery design is one of the standard designs that comes with the Husqvarna Viking embroidery sewing machines.

 

Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe
Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe

 

I added the borders to the machine embroidery piece in another QUILTsocial post and now it’s time ...

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May 30, 2018
11 essential tips for machine quilting from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back! I hope you liked the discussion on which way you should cut your binding strips in yesterday’s post. What I love about quilting is that there is NO right or wrong way to do anything. It really depends on the look that you want, what tools you have available to you, and what skills you have learned along the way.

One thing about having good tools is they make you look great even if you don’t have all the skills. That’s the case with the Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby deLuxe. I’m a good sewist ...

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May 29, 2018
3 tattle tale experiments on binding a quilt from Quilt Social

 

Welcome back. What did you think of my favorite sewing machine features that I posted yesterday? Those features make sewing/quilting so much more fun and much easier. Quilting is our hobby after all. It’s supposed to be all about having fun.

Last time I guest blogged on QUILTsocial it was March 2018, it was all about binding. While this seems like such a simple topic, there are lots of little tips and tricks. Although I shared a lot of what I know last time, there are still a few things that have been bothering me.

I’ll be ...

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