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Wandering Patterns while Nesting

Posted by on May 13, 2016

When nesting patterns start to “wander” there are a few issues to consider. 1-First is to note before putting the quilt onto the frame if the quilt is square and if the borders lay flat. If borders are stretched or not attached appropriately they will be “wavy” and cause problems rolling the quilt evenly. 2-Second,… Read More

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How to Put Borders on a Quilt

Posted by on April 14, 2016

Here’s a quick tutorial for those who want step by step instructions on perfect borders.  Determine the width of your border or borders. It is generally best to increase the width of each succeeding border. An example would be the first border could be 3” wide the second 5” and the third 8” wide. Of… Read More

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Today, we honor Bill.

Posted by on March 22, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of the patriarch of the TinLizzie18 family, Bill Floyd. As you know, Bill is the reason we have all come together—family, friends, customers, manufacturers, dealers, staff—to create this great TL18 community. He’s the thread that has bound us all together and he will be… Read More

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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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