Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Technique Tuesday :: 2/10 Brother DreamWeaver Sewing Tutorials

If you missed the tutorial I posted 2 weeks ago, you can find it here: Perfect Half Square Triangles. One of the cutest and most popular things to do with Half Square Triangle blocks is to put 4 of them together into a pretty pinwheel! To really stand out, pinwheels should be made with a light and a dark color. I really like white fabric with a colorful print for pinwheels.  The white provides so much contrast and is just so clean and bright.  For tons of inspiration you can browse my Pretty Pinwheel Quilts pinterest board!

Let me show you how the Brother Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide makes it easier than ever to sew straight lines with this Pretty Perfect Pinwheels tutorial!

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.

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.

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