Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Technique Tuesday :: 1/10 Brother DreamWeaver Sewing Tutorials

The Half Square Triangle is the basis for countless quilt designs including my best selling pattern, the Chevron Accent Throw. When designing that quilt last year I used the half square triangle method where you draw a line with a pencil across the center of the fabric square from corner to corner and then stitch ¼” away from the line on both sides. Now that I have the Brother V-Series DreamWeaver™ XE Innov-is VM6200D machine I can throw that tedious method out the window, thanks to its Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide.  You can truly perfect the Half Square Triangle with this wonderful machine. Let me show you how in this thorough step-by-step tutorial! Please click the banner above to open the PDF tutorial.

Please come back every second Tuesday for another sewing, quilting or embroidery tutorial. I've got lots of fun stuff in store and can't wait to share all the amazing things my new sewing machine can do. I'm learning tricks and techniques every day and will be happy to pass them along to you. If you already own one of these beautiful machines or are thinking about investing in one, I'd love to keep in touch. Please email me or leave a comment below. Let's sew together!

Brother Canada has very generously provided me with a V-Series DreamWeaver™ XE Innov-is VM6200D (yes, I'm very excited and so grateful!!), but all ideas and opinions on this blog and in my tutorials are my own.


  1. That laser is pretty awesome. I love my brother machine, but it is not that fancy. I use the tube method to make my half square triangles.

    1. I've never tried the tube method, but have seen it on YouTube. Do you find it pretty fast?

  2. What did you put your tension at when quilting these chevrons? Also did you start at the right of the quilt?

  3. Hi Cyndi!

    I left the tension at the default setting and I started quilting on the right. Today I'm quilting a baby quilt with the MuVit foot and straight line quilting.