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Basic Laser Light Positioning

Posted by on November 3, 2014

Tools you might want to have handy are a long ruler, chalk, sticky dots for markers and tape to hold the pattern flat. You might have a plastic panto protector, and that will hold the pattern instead as some machines are equipped with that. Laser light positioning is one of the first things students want… Read More

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Zen Work with the Long Arm

Posted by on October 28, 2014

Some of you did zen work in art class in elementary school and might remember this. As kids we scribbled across a piece of paper and defined some large spaces. Then we went back with crayons or pencils and using our imaginations made our own fantasy designs within each of the boundaries of these scribbled… Read More

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Quick Trouble Shooting Reference

Posted by on October 15, 2014

How many times have you wished for this list? All your trouble shooting questions answered in one place! 10 check points list: If you have skipped stitches this is what you check:      If the skip is to the left check the needle position.      If the skip is to the left and… Read More

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Buying and Exploring Threads

Posted by on October 6, 2014

From denim-weight threads to the skinny slippery lingerie threads, we thought you’d like to have a little bit of knowledge of the differences and benefits so that you could purchase the threads that will work best for your long arm and your project. Strength—Take the end of the thread and break it. It should have… Read More

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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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