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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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10 Reasons We Like the Tape Measure Feature on the Quilt Magician

Posted by on June 9, 2014

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 this feature. When you click on the ‘Set Start’ button, the Set Start button changes into a ‘Stop’ button and all the… Read More

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What to do when the machine “jams!”

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Bam! Don’t you just hate that sound? And then the machine is locked up. The first thing to do is stay calm. 99% of the time it is only a fuzzy or thread jam.

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Which Ruler Should I Try First with my Long arm?

Posted by on May 22, 2014

There are so many long arm rulers on the market now that it is hard to decide what you should acquire for tools. You probably should start with something simple. We believe that the simplest rulers are the straight edge, the wavy edge and the arc. Small rulers fewer than 10 inches are the easiest… Read More

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

Posted by on May 14, 2014

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… Read More

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Quilting with Metallic Threads

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Because quilts should have a little “Bling!” Metallic thread comes in all colors, many different strengths, smooth and rough textures and soft and wire like properties. To find a metallic thread that will run well on a long arm… Break the thread with your hands to see if it’s tough. Run it between your fingers… Read More

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Choose Your Batting Wisely

Posted by on April 30, 2014

Did you know there’s batting made especially for long arm quilting machines? Two American made products just for long arms have arrived from Fairfield Batting Company of Connecticut, and been sent to TinLizzie18 Retail & Learning Centers for distribution. One is pure poly batting, double folded onto a 20 yard roll. The second is a 60/40… Read More

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The New Merge Button

Posted by on April 16, 2014

If you can think of the term “merge” as “fuse,” you might have a better idea of what the merge button is for. There seems to be some confusion out there between the spacing buttons located in the repeat edit menu versus the merge button in the repeat menu.

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