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Does it hurt when you’re quilting? Let’s check your set-up!

Posted by on June 5, 2017

Many of us get into our quilting ‘zone’ and forget about everything else until the quilt is completed or we begin to hurt.  Let’s take a look at some of the things to check that may be causing you to ‘hurt’. What height is my machine frame set at?  What should it be set at? … Read More

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What Should I Quilt Where?

Posted by on May 31, 2017

Here are some helpful tips to help you make those all-important decisions! What did I create the quilt for? Heavy use Display Heirloom Quilt show Do I want the stitching to be the focus? Do I want the piecing to be the focus? Shall I enhance the block piecing? Does the block need to be… Read More

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Now, How Do I Actually Quilt with a Longarm Sit Down?

Posted by on May 26, 2017

by Myrl Breinholt | TinLizzie18 Educator Principles to keep in mind: Working towards you is easiest since you are able to see where you are going. You can create muscle memory and hand-eye coordination by doodling basic shapes with paper and pencil.  Your brain cannot distinguish between whether you are quilting or drawing. Your eye… Read More

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Muscle Memory: What is it?

Posted by on May 19, 2017

Muscle memory is the ability to become competent completing an action or movement without conscious thought.  This is accomplished because of frequent and deliberate repetition of that movement.  We all have much of our daily activity that has become muscle memory.  Most of us don’t think much about brushing our teeth, buckling our seat belt… Read More

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Finding Confidence for Longarm Quilting

Posted by on May 9, 2017

We Learn By: Observation, Imitation, Repetition —Denis Waitley Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. —Helen Keller Here’s some inspiration to help you along your quilting journey! Attend quilt shows. Volunteer at shows. Take pictures. Take classes including internet subscriptions. Sketch what you see. Doodle. Make… Read More

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Adjusting the Hopping Foot on the TinLizzie18

Posted by on March 24, 2017

  There are a variety of presser feet to choose from for the TinLizzie18 long arm.   The original presser foot is used for general quilting and comes with each TinLizzie18.  In addition to the original foot there is a template foot that has a higher fence and a consistent clearance around the entire foot for… Read More

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Coping Strips

Posted by on February 23, 2017

“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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Free Motion Option of the Quilt Magician

Posted by on December 8, 2016

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 > Free Motion. You will see a field with crosshairs indicating where the… Read More

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