How do I get the latest updates for the Shirley Stitcher or the Quilt Magician?

Posted by on December 8, 2014

If you’re looking to get the latest software updates for your Shirley Stitcher or Quilt Magician, here are some helpful tips.

First you should check to see which version you are running on your computerized system. Write it down so you can refer to it if you need to.

To find out which version you have:

  • Click on the Home Button
  • Click on the Set up Button
  • Click on the System Info Button

The information screen should look similar to the following picture:

software

The latest updates for the Shirley Stitcher or the Quilt Magician will be on two websites.

www.Quilt-EZ.com and www.TinLizzie18.com

You will need a USB stick to transfer the update to your computerized quilting system from the downloaded file on your computer. The smaller the memory on the USB sticks the better.  The systems that automatically search (on the newest versions) don’t have to search so long to find the update if you have a small stick. You should also have no other update on the stick so that you cannot accidentally get the wrong update selected. If you have other things on the USB stick like digitized patterns or files that would be ok but you should copy and paste the new update into the top register of the stick so it can be found easily. Try not to drag files for these computerized quilting systems, just copy and paste. I am not sure why but the copy and paste selection for files has a higher success rate than the drag and drop option.

The newest versions of Quilt Magician actually search the stick for the update and prompts will appear on your screen that will lead you through the process.

The Shirley Stitcher versions do not always have the auto search programs on them so you will have to import the update by:

  • Clicking on the Home Button
  • Click on the Set Up Button
  • Click on the Update Button
  • Follow the prompts.

For those of you that have the Shirley Stitchers you will find more information on the www.quilt-ez.com website. I believe the top update for the Shirley Stitchers is 3.0.6

Actually finding the file you need seems to be the most confusing for customers so let me try to help you find the updates for the ESP first.

Let’s go to the www.TinLizzie18.com site.

  • Click on Service and Support
  • Click on Software Updates

You have 4 choices there.

As of today, the screen reads:

1. Quilt Magician Motor box V4MC 413

This is to update the chip on the motor box only on the Quilt Magician. Look and see what your MC number is and if it is lower than this one you can update.

2. Tinlizzie18 ESP—most likely this is the one you want.

Note: Even though this says TinLizzie 18 ESP it works for the TinLizzie (Ansley) 26 ESP also.

Another Note: If your ESP is lower than a 4.55 then you should download the 4.55 first and update to that one before you download the 4.7.3 and upload that one to your computer system The 4.55 update is located within the instructions when you go to download the 4.7.3 on the www.TinLizzie18.com website.

The newest update offered on the TinLizzie 18.com website right now is the 4.7.3

  • Click on the 4.7.3 ‘software box’
  • Click on the download
  • Copy the downloaded file to your USB stick
  • Insert the USB stick into the touch screen

You can either wait for the computer to recognize the files or you can:

  • Click on the Home Button
  • Click on Set Up
  • Click on Update
  • Follow the prompts

3. Recalibrate Your Quilt Magician- this would be unusual to have to do this-Rare Case

You would normally have been directed to this recalibrate your Quilt Magician from tech support as this is not something that you would decide to do on your own as an update, this is not an update. This is to use to rebuild your basic screens when they are so far off that you cannot reach or work from the buttons that are provided on the normal screens.

The directions that are provided on the 4.0 Screen Recalibration work great so if you are directed by a tech to use this recalibrate then they will most likely still be on the phone with you throughout this process.

4. Update 4.6.2

The 4.6.2 was the update added to the ESP machines so that the newly added back handle bars and small mode screen in the back could talk to the machine and the screen would read correctly.

Now if you are going to the www.Quilt-EZ.com website here are the steps to finding what you want to update.

  • Click on Resources
  • Click on Customer Support
  • Click on Updates and Downloads

Hopefully this has been helpful to those of you wishing to make the upgrades! Happy quilting!                    

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Limited Space Signup today Training in GA!

Posted by on November 18, 2013

 

We are so thrilled that the training class and open house are just around the corner.  The TinLizzie18 Team is hard at work, preparing the newest location. Call today to sign up for your hands on training.

Hands on training everyone deserves their own machine, Join us for a fun filled training course. We will learn everything from proper care of your machine, numerous freehand designs, pinning on, threading, and have open discussion to answer all those questions you may have. This class is designed around our TinLizzie18 Product but we welcome all Longarm quilters to join us.  

Class Includes: Quilt Kit to learn all the different quilting techniques and Lunch Catered

Contact Trudie Patterson today class size is limited: 1-423-309-2487 or email Trudie@tinlizzie18.com

Address:  TinLizzie18 Retail and Learning Cater

1351 Dividend Drive Suite E

Marietta, GA 30067

Class Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

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Quilts, Quilts, and more Quilts.

Posted by on July 11, 2013

I have so many quilt tops that need to be quilted. I try to quilt on my home machine now but it takes so long and I feel limited to my design and time.  Do you have any suggestions without breaking my bank account?

 We do have many Pre-loved quilting systems available in our Retail and Learning Centers. Our Pre-loved Longarm quilting systems have been completely inspected and pre certified included in all pre loved machines: frame, stitch regulator, double bobbin, built on bobbin winder, laser light, warranty and many more features. Receive a full list of available systems by calling 888-Quilt-18 or email.  Sabrina@tinlizzie18.com

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Ready Set Quilt!

Posted by on May 7, 2013

I recently purchased a Quilt pattern from a designer on the internet. How do I get it into my Quilt Magician?

Turn on both your Tinlizzie18 and Quilt Magician systems!

You need to download the design from your computer to an USB stick (2g) is the best but, higher will be fine. Now insert the USB into the left side of your Quilt Magician and wait for it to be found should not take but a few seconds.

  • The USB Options screen will appear, close, restart and File Manager are on your screen, choose File Manager
  • Touch USB as your source, then touch the blue button/with file on it, a list of what’s on the USB will appear. Choose the design by its file name (exp:JMPANTO11C .dxf) it will highlight then touch OK at the bottom of screen.
  • Next choose your Destination: Internal, and touch the blue button at the right of CopyTo: at this point you may make a new folder for design to go or choose one of the existing files exp:Projects,sets,etc…)
  • If you choose to make a new Folder the keyboard screen will appear, type the name of your file and press OK. The new file will be at the very end of the design list. Now press copy and the design listed in Filename: will copy into the new file you named.  When task is complete a square box will be on your screen telling you the File COPIED. Press OK
  • Touch the Home button
  • Set your Quilting field, add a Pattern Box.
  • Next go to Home, Add Pattern your design will be in the new file you made or at the end of list of designs!

Select Pattern, pattern will appear in your pattern box and ready to quilt!

Quilt On!

Trudie

Trudie Patterson

Tinlizzie18 Trainer

I recently purchased a Quilt pattern from a designer on the internet. How do I get it into my Quilt Magician?

Turn on both your Tinlizzie18 and Quilt Magician systems!

You need to download the design from your computer to an USB stick (2g) is the best but, higher will be fine. Now insert the USB into the left side of your Quilt Magician and wait for it to be found should not take but a few seconds.

The USB Options screen will appear, close, restart and File Manager are on your screen, choose File Manager

Touch USB as your source, then touch the blue button/with file on it, a list of what’s on the USB will appear. Choose the design by its file name (exp:JMPANTO11C .dxf) it will highlight then touch OK at the bottom of screen.

Next choose your Destination: Internal, and touch the blue button at the right of CopyTo: at this point you may make a new folder for design to go or choose one of the existing files exp:Projects,sets,etc…)

If you choose to make a new Folder the keyboard screen will appear, type the name of your file and press OK. The new file will be at the very end of the design list. Now press copy and the design listed in Filename: will copy into the new file you named. When task is complete a square box will be on your screen telling you the File COPIED. Press OK

Touch the Home button

Set your Quilting field, add a Pattern Box.

Next go to Home, Add Pattern your design will be in the new file you made or at the end of list of designs!

Select Pattern, pattern will appear in your pattern box and ready to quilt!

Quilt On!

Trudie

Trudie Patterson

Tinlizzie18 Trainer

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We are just around the corner to a kick off our 2013 Show season…

Posted by on January 19, 2013

Next on the show stop is Road to California January 24th-27th in sunny Ontario, CA.

 We are so excited to see so many of our quilting friends and make new ones. We are thrilled to share our new vision with all regarding our new TinLizzie18 Retail Centers designed with you in mind.  We will be offering in home delivery/ setup, service, and continuous education just a few of the many perks to purchasing through our retail centers. 

When we began to open the Retail Centers we had the vision to build a strong quilting community. We still have that vision but our vision and drive is even stronger now after spending time with our customers in a few of our training session held in WI, FL, UT with more locations to come. We were able to get to know our little community and how exciting to watch as it has already began to grow.  We are excited to offer training from basics to advanced.   We look forward to a successful 2013 Quilting Year!

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Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted by on November 19, 2012

We are always happy when Thanksgiving is approaching, because this wonderful holiday allows us the opportunity to thank all of our customers. TinLizzie18 is busier than ever and this is because of you. We are thankful for our wonderful customers and allowing us the opportunity to be able to serve you in all of your quilting needs.

We appreciate your business,

More than words can say.

The very best thing you did,

is placing your trust with us.

Wishing you the very best,
on this thanksgiving day.

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