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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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How do you reuse the same pattern in computerized quilting?

Posted by on February 2, 2015

 Take a look at this screen and you will see three selections in the drop down box under the pattern box button. Add Pattern Box is used when you are going to set a new location for a new pattern design. (Note: remember to select the bottom of the box first so your pattern will… Read More

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Tutorial on Free Motion Fills

Posted by on December 22, 2014

Here are a few drawings that will serve as a tutorial on three free motion fills. My friend Luann drew these and said I could share them will you. I think these are very good and are worth you taking a look at. Have a wonderful holiday, TinLizzie18 friends!! Swirling Leaves Clam Shells and Swirls Leaf… Read More

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How do I get the latest updates for the Shirley Stitcher or the Quilt Magician?

Posted by on December 8, 2014

If you’re looking to get the latest software updates for your Shirley Stitcher or Quilt Magician, here are some helpful tips. First you should check to see which version you are running on your computerized system. Write it down so you can refer to it if you need to. To find out which version you… Read More

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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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