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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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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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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I’m all spun up!

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Most people that spend a lot of time with their Quilting machines purchase a box of prewound bobbins. It is a time saver, and a convenience. Of course, these prewounds come in both small(size L) and large size(size M) bobbins. The question that has been asked over and over is if we like these prewounds in the longarm machines.

Several of the bobbin companies have given us choices of paper prewound bobbins, plastic prewound bobbins or paper with one magnetic side prewound bobbins. They also give us choices of cotton thread, poly thread, colors and sizes of threads. Therefore deciding if we like them would take trying them out.

Prewounds have certainly found there place in and among the longarm community. I think everyone should try the prewounds. I think everyone should have a box of mixed colors on hand. You should be the judge yourself if you like the convenience of using prewounds—it is a personal choice. Yes they are a little more expensive and yes you might have to special order them to get a specific color.

Here are some of the things we have heard as comments from longarmers:

1.       They like the prewounds on hand in case anything happens to their bobbin winder they can still keep going with the prewounds.

2.       Many like the prewound with the magnetic side and have claimed that this resistance of the magnet can allow you to do without your backlash spring.

3.       Because the prewounds are professionally wound there is more yardage on the prewounds and the longarmer has to change the bobbin less times.

All in all, the majority of longarm quilters have prewounds on hand and will use them, but not on everything. It is a choice that is nice to have and convenience that we love.

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Christmas is almost here……..

Posted by on December 23, 2011

Hopefully everyone is finally beginning to emerge from the fog of Christmas quilting.  With the mad rush almost behind us we can breathe a little easier . It’s time to enjoy some Christmas cookies for the endless hours of quilting creations we have created with Lizzie. Here at TinLizzie18 we are thankful to be part of such a great community.  We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with endless quilting designs with Lizzie.

 

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Don’t Miss out on our TLC!!!

Posted by on August 19, 2011

We are excited that we have our new TLC ( TinLizzie18 Chronicles) available for download!   http://tinlizzie18.com/newsletters/

We strive to give educational information to help our TinLizzie18 community, Written by Quilters for Quilters.  

Do you have a topic you would like to see in our upcoming TLC? We want to hear from you.

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