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The Anatomy of a TinLizzie18 Bobbin Case

Posted by on November 13, 2017

Becoming familiar with the TinLizzie18 bobbin case will increase quilting success.  Each part has an important function.  Looking inside the bobbin case, you will see what is called the anti-backlash spring.  It looks like a little man with his hands held above his head.  The anti-backlash spring function is to stop the bobbin from continuing… Read More

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Tools of the Trade for Cleaning

Posted by on October 30, 2017

A person doesn’t have to sew for long before it becomes evident that sewing creates lint, lint and more lint.  Longarm machines are no exception. Keeping the machine clean of lint and dust is essential to successful quilting.  You may ask, “How often shall I clean my machine?”  The more the machine is used, the… Read More

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How Does Fabric Affect Tension?

Posted by on October 19, 2017

Most of the time when tension is the topic of a discussion the focus is on thread.  While this is where we start when adjusting tension, it is not the only element to achieve correct tension.  Perfect tension is when the stitches lock inside the batting of the quilt sandwich.  The thicker the quilt sandwich,… Read More

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Got Oil?

Posted by on October 10, 2017

Oiling your TinLizzie18 machine should be part of your regular sewing routine.  Sewing machines have moving parts that will last longer and function more efficiently if they are lubricated.  TinLizzie18s have a wicking system that moves the oil to various moving parts, requiring fewer oiling locations.  One oiling spot is at the top of the… Read More

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Can I Use Monofilament Thread on My Longarm?

Posted by on October 2, 2017

  There may be times when it is desirable to create the texture of quilting without seeing the actual stitches.  An example may be when outlining an applique on a quilt.  Monofilament thread is a good choice for this application.  Monofilament thread is basically invisible because it is very fine at 100 wt. and usually… Read More

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What About Bamboo Batting?

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Questions about bamboo batting often arise in class.  That led to a bit of research and I thought I would share what I have learned. First, experience with bamboo batting showed that it makes beautiful, draping quilts. The fibers are silky, soft and even supple.  It is beautiful with either hand or machine quilting.  However,… Read More

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What Needle Do I Use?

Posted by on September 18, 2017

I was sewing for literally decades before I knew that there is a groove running down the front of every machine needle!  What is the groove for?  It is where the thread “hides” when the needle is moving in and out of the fabric.  The groove protects the thread from friction, which is a big… Read More

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What Causes a Skipped Stitch?

Posted by on September 12, 2017

A skipped stitch looks like a long stitch when compared to the other stitches.  There are two main causes of skipped stitches.  One is a problem with your encoders.  Encoders are little wheels that roll left to right and back and forth to tell the machine how fast you are quilting.  These are used when… Read More

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