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Thread Weight or TEX?

Posted by on September 6, 2017

When using different threads in the needle and bobbin we stand by the rule of using the same or lighter weight thread in the bobbin as is being used in the needle.  Following this rule helps the quilter achieve the best tension.  Since a 40-weight cotton thread has more drag because of the exposed fibers… Read More

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Pattern Management with the Quilt Magician Android

Posted by on August 28, 2017

Here’s a quick tutorial on adding patterns to the Android Quilt Magician. Place the USB with the patterns into the ports next to the Android. NOTE: You may import patterns from your Android ONLY if they are unzipped. When the Quilt Magician recognizes the USB, there will be a window showing a folder (to open… Read More

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Loading the Quilt onto the Phoenix Frame

Posted by on August 23, 2017

We will be using three of the rails.  Each rail has a ratchet-type action that keeps the quilt taut.  The rail at the back of the table is called the Take up Rail.  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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How to Best Maintain My Longarm

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Daily Needles:  Your needle should be changed every sewing day and even twice a day if you are sewing heavily.  Keep in mind that artificial fibers are harder on needles than natural fibers.  Needles develop burrs and the tips become dull.  The quality of your quilting will depend on using a fresh and sharp needle. … Read More

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Free Motion Option of the Original Linux Quilt Magician

Posted by on August 7, 2017

  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 > then Free Motion You will see a field with crosshairs indicating… Read More

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Obstacles to your Creativity

Posted by on July 31, 2017

by Lynn Bell, TinLizzie18 Educator #facesoftinlizzie18 Hi again, and thanks for joining me for this article.  So, hmmm, obstacles to your creativity.  I’m not talking about you having to climb over a pile of fabric to get to your quilting machine, I’m talking here about SELF-IMPOSED obstacles, aka rules, attitude, etc. I have found that… Read More

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Things That Can Influence Your Quilting

Posted by on July 24, 2017

Huh?  What?  Are you saying there are more things to think about than what thread I use and what design I quilt????? YES! There are so many things that come into play when we’re quilting.  The basics are the fabric, needle, thread and batting, and there are sooooo many considerations just with these basics, but… Read More

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Threads: The long and short of it

Posted by on July 10, 2017

Hello and thank you for joining our blog!!  These articles are written by our education team members in an effort to enhance your TinLizzie18 quilting experience (“Quilting Without Tears!”) because we at TinLizzie18 are committed to helping quilters of all levels realize their quilting dreams! Thread is a huge and very important element in quilting,… Read More

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