Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tech Sunday - Organization

I love this new addition to my studio!
There are several things in the picture that I really like.  The lime green toolbox is a given.  Lime green makes me happy!  And this tool chest holds all my rulers, bobbins, zipper sets, marking tools and a few actual tools.  I have wanted one for a while.  It actually comes in a lot of colors including a teal that I really wanted.  My local Sears had the lime green on sale. I don't think my family believes me that I was actually looking for the teal one.  My love of lime green is well known...  

Then there is the Gypsy Bitty Buddy Collapsible Canister, the purple thing hanging off my longarm...  It collapses flat and weighs nothing.  I have one hanging on both ends of my longarm.  

My air compressor gets used daily.  I can put up with the noise since it makes cleaning my machine so easy.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tech Sunday - Words and Numbers

Since I skipped 4 weeks of Tech Sundays, I thought I would throw in an extra one this week.



I thought I would share something else that I did on my customer's T-shirt quilt.  I used my Quilt Path to quilt the year she graduated.   I can see all kinds of ways to use this feature.  Names, places, etc.  And they come out wonderful!

From the Pattern screen select the Plugins button on the top right and the chose Font.  Type in what you want.  On the bottom left you will see the font that is being used.  You can click the + and - buttons to scroll through the fonts. I love this because it will change what you have typed and you can see what your word will look like.

I can see me using this feature often!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tech Sunday - Using Quilt Path to Create a Custom Border Treatment

Happy Sunday!

Today I am working on a customer quilt.  She pieced a T-Shirt quilt and wanted the quilting to be reflective of her college experience.  She gave me a list of things that have special meaning to her college years.  And even set some pictures that had special meaning, like her class ring.

One of the things that is special is an oak leaf.  It is actually engraved into the side of the class ring.  I took the picture she sent, printed it out.  Then enlarged it.  The I used my Quilt Path to record me tracing that oak leaf, drew a connecting line so that it could be repeated and made into a border.
Here is the border as it looks on my Quilt Path.

Have I told you how much I love my Quilt Path?  I used to do this by sewing through the paper with my machine and then using the paper as a stencil to free hand.  This works about the same way but it is so much quicker!

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Great APQS Longarm Giveaway!

Wow!  A Lucey and Quilt Path!  This is a awesome giveaway!

Click Here to see all the details on APQS.com!