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27 Steps to a Successful Long Arm Business

Posted by on September 26, 2014

Have you been thinking about starting a long arm business. Maybe you are still working another job, and have no idea how to launch a long arm business. Yes, you will have to work a bit harder for six months or more in order to continue working AND start your business, but after approximately six… Read More

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Bubbles, Pebbles & Pearls

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between bubbles, pebbles and pearls? Here’s a quick overview of these free motion techniques…

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Sewing Screens for the ESP Long Arms

Posted by on September 8, 2014

Here’s a quick overview of all of the great features of the TinLizzie18 ESP long arm quilting machines… screen by screen.

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How to Adjust the Ratchet System on the Phoenix Frame

Posted by on June 19, 2014

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! There really are only three parts to this ratchet adjustment. This is the order they should be installed. Take notice of the direction the ratchets go. The rotation on the top roller is different than on the backing roller. This is the order they are to be installed. These are the… Read More

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10 Reasons We Like the Tape Measure Feature on the Quilt Magician

Posted by on June 9, 2014

The tape measure icon is found in the main tool bar across the top. When you click on the tape measure, you will see the next screen where you can begin to use this feature. When you click on the ‘Set Start’ button, the Set Start button changes into a ‘Stop’ button and all the… Read More

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What to do when the machine “jams!”

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Bam! Don’t you just hate that sound? And then the machine is locked up. The first thing to do is stay calm. 99% of the time it is only a fuzzy or thread jam.

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Which Ruler Should I Try First with my Long arm?

Posted by on May 22, 2014

There are so many long arm rulers on the market now that it is hard to decide what you should acquire for tools. You probably should start with something simple. We believe that the simplest rulers are the straight edge, the wavy edge and the arc. Small rulers fewer than 10 inches are the easiest… Read More

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How to Pre-Mark for Borders and Corners for Automated Quilting

Posted by on May 14, 2014

Blocking off a Border—The “Single Repeat Method”     The easiest method of quilting borders is to use repeatable sections. There are several kinds of repeats; some that do not touch, ones that connect, some that just touch, some that tuck into or under the previous repeat, and some that are built in small single… Read More

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