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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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10 Reasons We Like the Tape Measure Feature on the ESP

Posted by on July 22, 2015

First check it out—it is so easy to use and read. 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 the measuring tape feature. When you click on the set start… Read More

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

Posted by on May 13, 2015

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 unit… Read More

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The Green Lock Icon Explained

Posted by on April 6, 2015

What is the green lock icon for in the scale menu in computerized quilting? If you click on the EDIT menu and then click on the SCALE button you will notice the green lock button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. The slider bars on the top and right hand side are for… Read More

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Advanced Fancy Feathers

Posted by on March 19, 2015

Finger feathers are the type that you stitch as a single barb. Most of the advanced feathers start out this shape because they are plump enough to get a secondary design inside. This type of feather also has a little space in-between so you can add some detail in-between each feather. Some of the following… Read More

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