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Loading the Quilt onto the Table

Posted by on October 10, 2016

We will be using three of the rails.  Each bar has a ratchet-type action that keeps the quilt taut.  The rail at the back of the table is called the Take up Bar.  Eventually, most of the quilt will be rolled up onto this rail as it is finished.  There are two rails in the… Read More

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Coping Strips

Posted by on September 30, 2016

“Sadly these strips are called coping strips because we have to ‘cope’ with the fact that all blocks are not equal…” What to use coping strips for: Make all blocks equal Make your quilt larger quickly Easiest way to keep your points Fabric Yardage*: ½” Finished Coping Strips (13” finished block) – 7/8 yard –… Read More

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Wandering Patterns while Nesting

Posted by on May 13, 2016

When nesting patterns start to “wander” there are a few issues to consider. 1-First is to note before putting the quilt onto the frame if the quilt is square and if the borders lay flat. If borders are stretched or not attached appropriately they will be “wavy” and cause problems rolling the quilt evenly. 2-Second,… Read More

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How to Put Borders on a Quilt

Posted by on April 14, 2016

Here’s a quick tutorial for those who want step by step instructions on perfect borders.  Determine the width of your border or borders. It is generally best to increase the width of each succeeding border. An example would be the first border could be 3” wide the second 5” and the third 8” wide. Of… Read More

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Today, we honor Bill.

Posted by on March 22, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of the patriarch of the TinLizzie18 family, Bill Floyd. As you know, Bill is the reason we have all come together—family, friends, customers, manufacturers, dealers, staff—to create this great TL18 community. He’s the thread that has bound us all together and he will be… Read More

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Quilt Magician: No Stopping at a Jump Stitch

Posted by on January 15, 2016

How to get your Quilt Magician to stitch without stopping at a jump stitch If you want to stitch row after row without stopping and cutting your thread at the end of each row or just eliminate the jump in a multi part pattern this is how it is done. We can tell the quilting… Read More

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10 Ways to Use the Channel Lock on the Quilting Machine

Posted by on December 11, 2015

Note: You must have a Quilt Magician attached to your machine in order to use the Channel Lock feature. Clicking on the H would command the quilting machine to lock onto the horizontal cable so that the machine can only be moved vertically. Clicking on the V would command the quilting machine to lock onto… Read More

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Why do my patterns always come up the wrong way in computerized quilting boxes?

Posted by on November 13, 2015

It’s the way you have selected your pattern box. You either did not select the left most point of the base line or you did not go counter clockwise. You need to re-select the pattern box and start over.

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