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How to Best Maintain My Longarm

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Daily Needles:  Your needle should be changed every sewing day and even twice a day if you are sewing heavily.  Keep in mind that artificial fibers are harder on needles than natural fibers.  Needles develop burrs and the tips become dull.  The quality of your quilting will depend on using a fresh and sharp needle. … Read More

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Free Motion Option of the Original Linux Quilt Magician

Posted by on August 7, 2017

  Using the Free Motion Option on the Quilt Magician you can create and save your own original designs.  These designs can then be edited in the same ways that other patterns are edited. While in the Quilt Magician Mode: Touch the House > then Free Motion You will see a field with crosshairs indicating… Read More

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Obstacles to your Creativity

Posted by on July 31, 2017

by Lynn Bell, TinLizzie18 Educator #facesoftinlizzie18 Hi again, and thanks for joining me for this article.  So, hmmm, obstacles to your creativity.  I’m not talking about you having to climb over a pile of fabric to get to your quilting machine, I’m talking here about SELF-IMPOSED obstacles, aka rules, attitude, etc. I have found that… Read More

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Things That Can Influence Your Quilting

Posted by on July 24, 2017

Huh?  What?  Are you saying there are more things to think about than what thread I use and what design I quilt????? YES! There are so many things that come into play when we’re quilting.  The basics are the fabric, needle, thread and batting, and there are sooooo many considerations just with these basics, but… Read More

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Threads: The long and short of it

Posted by on July 10, 2017

Hello and thank you for joining our blog!!  These articles are written by our education team members in an effort to enhance your TinLizzie18 quilting experience (“Quilting Without Tears!”) because we at TinLizzie18 are committed to helping quilters of all levels realize their quilting dreams! Thread is a huge and very important element in quilting,… Read More

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Is that the quilt stitch look I want? Auditioning quilt stitch designs

Posted by on June 26, 2017

Some quilt tops speak to us and it’s easy to see a stitch design.  Then there are those that have us stumped.  We want to have our design pretty well set when we start stitching – if we don’t, we may be picking out stitches.  And I haven’t had anyone tell me that their favor… Read More

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What did I stitch on that quilt? Quilt Documentation

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Have you ever been in this position?  Someone says, “I really like the quilting pattern and the thread you used on Susie’s quilt!  Can you do that on mine?”  You think you remember what Susie’s quilt looked like, but you’re not 100% sure what quilt pattern was used and have no idea what brand or… Read More

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Shine a light – How much lighting do I need?

Posted by on June 14, 2017

By Sondra Reierson, TinLizzie18 Educator When do you quilt?  I’m sure many of you will say, ‘Whenever I can!’  I’m the same way.  It may be 3:00 a.m. or mid-night or any time in-between!  And many of us tend to start quilting and forget everything else and quilt until the piece is complete or we… Read More

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