Choose Your Batting Wisely

Posted by on April 30, 2014

battingDid you know there’s batting made especially for long arm quilting machines?

Two American made products just for long arms have arrived from Fairfield Batting Company of Connecticut, and been sent to TinLizzie18 Retail & Learning Centers for distribution.

One is pure poly batting, double folded onto a 20 yard roll.

The second is a 60/40 blend of cotton and poly on a double folded 20 yard roll. TinLizzie18 has  an exclusive partnership to distribute this specialized batting from our training facilities in:

  • Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Diego, Ca
  • Atlanta, Georgia

To order just call 1-888-QUILT-18.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Following are just some of the reasons quilters want these two products:

  1. The thickness is perfect for getting two different color threads (top and bottom) to lock the stitch in the batting and not show the other color of thread on the opposite side. This batting is flat yet just thick enough to get quality stitching and easily set your tensions.
  2. The poly batting doesn’t shrink and pucker up a quilt—so you can have that fresh pressed look to the quilt. This poly is tough and has some body to it so it handles easy on the machine and will withstand many, many washings.
  3. The poly also doesn’t retain germs for long as a germ will die on dry poly within 10 hours. Therefore this is the best batting for baby quilts, college dorm rooms, hospitals and elderly.
  4. The poly and the 60/40 hold together well and doesn’t break down and work through the fabric.
  5. The poly doesn’t built heat in the needle like some other battings do so this is the batting you would put into your quilt if you are using threads that are heat sensitive like gold metallic. Any thread that is fussy would stitch into this poly better in my opinion because of less resistance. I use this batting for competition.
  6.  The 60/40 has enough poly blended in so that when you fold your quilts and store them they wont retain a crease like 100 percent cotton does,
  7. The 60/40 is flat and soft and pure white. It has very little shrinkage and is very comfortable to sleep under.
  8. Shipping can sometimes be expensive with rolls this size, but TinLizzie18 has packaged the rolls in easy to ship boxes. They protect the batting in shipping and the shipping expense is less with a box than without a box.
  9. The length of these rolls is perfect also so that you can place both rolls on the batting bar at the same time if your machine is extended to 12 feet. This is very handy to have the rolls off of the floor and easy to pull off as much as you need and place it directly from the roller and into the quilt on the machine.
  10. The price is excellent and you are getting top quality batting that will last for years and years and years in your quilted project. 

 

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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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Why doesn’t my Screen display show how much bobbin is left?

Posted by on September 13, 2012

In simple terms, there are too many variables that are required to get the calculation of how many wraps it takes to fill the bobbin.  There are several different threads that are available for long arm machines.  There is Bottom Line, So Fine, Specialty, Nylon, Metallic, 100 percent Cotton, Poly Wrapped Poly, Poly Wrapped Cotton, the list goes on and on.  These threads vary in different thicknesses and weights, such as 25, 30, 40 and so on.  There is no way of measuring how many yards of that thread is wound onto the bobbin in order to enter that yardage into the system in order to keep track of the amount that has been expended off the bobbin during the quilting period.  For example, a thin thread will wrap more yardage compared to a thick thread on the bobbin.  Tension also adds a factor, a loose wound bobbin compared to a tighter wound bobbin will change the yardage.

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Proper Oiling……

Posted by on August 21, 2012

Every morning my machine seems to have leaked a little oil on my table. What can cause this?

The first question our service department will ask is “how often are you oiling your machine?”

If your answer is after every quilt. You may be over oiling your TinLizzie18 machine.

To properly oil your TinLizzie18 Quilters we have a dip stick located in the base of the quilter head. After removing the Dip stick it is black and hard to see if it has oil on it.  I always suggest rubbing the dip stick across the palm of your hand, If you see oil on your hand your machine does not need oiling.

I have heard customers state that  even though there was visible oil on their hands they felt the dip stick was not completely saturated  therefore they see reason to oil. This will cause over oiling and leakage onto your table.  Let me explain how the Dip stick is to be used to determine if we need to oil.

 When we oil our TinLizzie18 Quilters we are oiling the wick within the quilter.

The Function of the Dip stick: The dip stick sits on top of the wick within the quilter. It is designed to help show us that the wick within the quilter is properly oiled.   Therefore the dip stick is not what needs to be saturated with oil but only the tip of the dip stick needs to be wet with oil.

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