We have had the Brother Dream Fabric Frame for a while now. In addition to showing it on demos, I was able to do some quilting with it. I have to say I love it! I have quilted using many different methods; hand, machine, and embroidery. But to use the Brother Dream Fabric Frame was so much easier.
It will never be a long arm quilting frame, but it doesn’t claim to be either. I can do stitch-in-the-ditch, or free motion with no hassle and in less space than a long arm. With the differential feed adjusting to my speed, my stitches look great front and back.
Quite a while ago I talked about how I was using the camera on the Dream Machine to place my titles on my Harry Potter Quilt. (look Here for that post) But today I want to talk about how to digitize your own pattern.
I mentioned that we got a new toy last week, The Brother Dream Fabric Frame. It can do so much but I don’t think I really gave you a good idea of what you could do on it. So after doing some searching on Pinterest (I love pinterest!!) I wanted to share with you tutorials I found that can teach you the skills that you would use on the Dream Fabric Frame.
UPS dropped off 2 large boxes. We had been told that the new toy would be arriving soon, but we were not expecting it to be today. Since I was the only one who had even seen the Brother Dream Fabric Frame in person, it would be my responsibility to build it. I wish I had taken pictures of the progress but if I had made a horrible mess of it, I didn’t want photographic proof of my ineptitude.
I have been working on Fandom in Stitches’ Harry Potter Project of Doom. It is a quilt along where a new block was released each week for about 6 months. I have learned so much working on this project! I learned how to paper piece, do trapunto, and even design my own block.
The blocks are comprised of book spines and related knick-knacks as one would find on a bookshelf. All these book spines were just begging to be embroidered with machine embroidery. The Facebook page for the project had many embroidery designs of book titles as does The Bored Zombie. I really like how Susan at The Bored Zombie digitizes so that is who I am going to use for this tutorial. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about how to embroider, I am instead going to show you how the Dream Machine by Brother uses a camera for design placement. Continue reading