Sunday, August 30, 2020
Today I posted a new video on my YouTube channel about using Pen or Finger mice with Quilt Path. My plan is to post a couple "Tech Sunday" post each month. Here is link to the video...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
I have been thinking about Tech Sunday a lot lately and miss doing it. So I have decided to go back to doing some more tech based topics. I don't think I can commit to posting every week like I did when I was writing Tech Sunday, but I do think I can commit to posting post 1-2 times a months.
I am currently working on two new "Tech Sunday" posts. The first one will premier on August 30th. If you have topics to suggest, please leave a comment. Now for the change, I plan do do this vlog style and they will be posted on the Thread Waggle YouTube Channel first.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
I did some testing on different type of mouse that I can use with my QP to Add Points in Marking Tool, Fabric Comp, and Multi Point Border.... Are you sitting down? If not, sit down... trust me this is going to make a huge change for you! I have an MS Surface tablet and I put an MS Dock on it. And while that in itself is a huge upgrade and can overcome USB connection errors, that is not the BIG news. Are you ready????
I paired a USB Pencil Mouse to my QP and I can use it to click the ADD POINT button while moving the longarm... WITH MY HANDS STILL BOTH ON MY HANDLES.... At this point someone is reading this going what the heck is she talking about and why is she yelling. And that person obviously had never tired to find a comfortable way to hold the tablet and push the button on the screen and move a longarm hooked up to a computer system... all at the same time. People this is life changing. It was so simple and so smooth! I could trace curves... smoooooothly!
This is the pencil mouse that I tested.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
To begin with, I want to a talk about how my family is dealing with the situation. My hubby and I are both working from home. He is using our home office and I have set up in our guest room. And by setup, I mean that I have literally set up a longarm and my video equipment in the guest bedroom. My dad teaches online classes for a couple colleges so when they are visiting he needs a desk, so we already had a desk in the guest room, add a 7 foot longarm frame and I am pretty much set for being able to work.
We have fallen into a routine, we actually made breakfast, then we both go to our work spaces. We meet in the kitchen to make lunch, the back to work. About 6 we meet back in the kitchen to make dinner. Then we get to spend the evenings together. Tesa, our German Sheppard spends her day with me, Lincoln, our retriever stay were he can watch for hubby.
We are trying to fit some physical fitness in but spending some time in the home gym or moving mulch. Did you know that even when non essential business are shut down, you can get a mulch delivery... strange, but true. We had a truck load dumped on our driveway on Monday. Kind of nice to have some outside work to do.
Professionally, have been doing Facebook Live posts on the technical side of Quilt Path. Yesterday I was thinking about the mask file that Handiquilter put up on their website and thought, couldn't I just sew the elastic in on the longarm, so I created a design that lets me do that. It is kind of like doing an "in the hoop" project on an embroidery machine. Because this is something that most of us have not done on a longarm, I will be shooting a video on how to do this.
There are definitely pros to the HQ file, it is quick on the longarm, you can just let the longarm forward through the jump stitches and it doesn't really need you to interface with it. Con is that you need to do a lot more off the longarm. The way I came up with has the Pro that most of the work is done on the longarm, all you need to do is pleat the sides. The con is that it takes longer on the longarm that HQs does. Both ways are quicker for me then doing the masks on my domestic sewing machine. Once I get the documentation done I will post it and the files up here. I will even include other formats so that you can try it if you own a different computer system.
Hoping you all stay safe and healthy!