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Quilt Magician: No Stopping at a Jump Stitch

Posted by on January 15, 2016

How to get your Quilt Magician to stitch without stopping at a jump stitch If you want to stitch row after row without stopping and cutting your thread at the end of each row or just eliminate the jump in a multi part pattern this is how it is done. We can tell the quilting… Read More

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10 Ways to Use the Channel Lock on the Quilting Machine

Posted by on December 11, 2015

Note: You must have a Quilt Magician attached to your machine in order to use the Channel Lock feature. Clicking on the H would command the quilting machine to lock onto the horizontal cable so that the machine can only be moved vertically. Clicking on the V would command the quilting machine to lock onto… Read More

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Why do my patterns always come up the wrong way in computerized quilting boxes?

Posted by on November 13, 2015

It’s the way you have selected your pattern box. You either did not select the left most point of the base line or you did not go counter clockwise. You need to re-select the pattern box and start over.

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Free Motion Advanced Designs

Posted by on October 12, 2015

If you have taken the Beginner Free Motion class you will remember that we use 10 different shapes to create patterns: 1. The square 2. The triangle 3. The circle 4. The Rectangle 5. The oval 6. The straight line 7. The arc 8. The loop 9. The hook 10. The s-shape The first twenty… Read More

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A Discussion on Tension

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Here is what I understand about tension.  First of all, it is a tug of war.  If you remember as a child playing tug of war the goal was to pull harder than the other team to get the center flag onto your side of the field.  In achieving good tension on the sewing machine… Read More

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Quilt Magician Properties Options

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Do you want to learn more about your options under the Properties area? Read on! 1. Properties under the Edit Icon which is at the top right of the screen. 2. Fields: a. Local X and Local Y: This is the location of the pattern start point in relationship to the pattern box that was… Read More

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Nesting with the Quilt Magician

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Audition Your Quilt: Before placing the quilt onto the frame consider which pattern you would like to use. Measure the length and width in order to determine how many repeats will give you the desired effect (both horizontally and vertically). Create the first Pattern Box: Using the information from auditioning your quilt, create the first… Read More

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What is the difference between Set Quilt Area and Pattern Box?

Posted by on August 14, 2015

When you first turn on your computerized quilting machine the machine needs some mathematical coordinates to begin a digital map. This is called the area. The first thing the screens ask for is a couple of reference points. Once the machine has there points it sets a 1 inch grid.  If you take a close… Read More

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