Long Stitches OH MY!

Posted by on March 11, 2011

When I quilt  I am experiencing long stitches when in Lizzie Stitch Mode. What could this be?

If you are experiencing long stitches in either direction this tells us you may have an encoder or connection issue.  You will need to check the encoders to insure they are spinning freely and making contact with the track.   If the encoders are moving freely and spinning in both directions and you are still experiencing the long stitches while quilting. This could indicate  a lose connector on the encoder or a lose plug connection at the power box. Depending on the age of your machine you will have either a 6 pin plug or a RJ 12 connection. Insure all connections are mated properly.

If you are still experiencing an issue. A simple test to determine which encoder or connection is causing the issue, is to turn on stitch regulator and move the machine front to back ONLY, then Left to right ONLY. The direction the machine does not stitch is the problem encoder or connection. Quilting in any circle or curve is not a proper test. To determine whether it is an encoder or cable disconnect cables at the encoder and swap connections by plugging the opposite cable into the other encoder. You should now have both cables connected to the opposite encoder. Run the Simple test again. If the long stitches change direction it is a cable. If it does not change direction it is a most likely an encoder.

Do not hesitate to contact your servicing TinLizzie18 dealer to assist with any troubleshooting.

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What to wear while Quilting!

Posted by on February 17, 2011

The favorite choice of longarmers to quilt in(besides slippers) is a smock with pockets. Lately there has been a trend to make the smocks from the slippery jersey fabric because threads won’t stick. Some of the machines are styled so that your waistline is rubbing the batting and cotton fabrics drag against the battings. Therefore the slippery fabric is the favorite. Some quilters make ¾ long vests with the jersey and they quilt in good clothes and this length covers their slacks also. Just keep the smock with the machine and you can quickly cover up and sneak in a few minutes  anytime no matter what you have on.

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Welcome to the Exciting New TinLizzie18 Website!

Posted by on April 10, 2010

We’re excited to unveil our new look along with our completely redesigned website. Be sure to check out the improved Dealer Locator section and follow the links to read everyday happenings on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blog pages.  Use the all new Resource Library, complete with video tutorials and downloads to make your TinLizzie experience even better! Explore the quilt shows page to see when TinLizzie18 will be coming to a city near you.  Discover & Enjoy!  We look forward to meeting and chatting with you soon.

The TinLizzie18 Team

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