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Groovy Board Question moved
Posted: Dec. 30, 2008, 7:02 PM
Someone suggested moving this question so that an HQ Expert can help.
It amazes me that the boards do not come with any directions. I would like to know:
1. The best way to line up subsequent rows.
2. How do I know which way to lay the boards down? The boards are not marked in anyway.
3. Anyone know where I can get printed directions for using the boards?
Re: Groovy Board Question moved
Posted: Dec. 31, 2008, 1:04 PM
The groovy boards, with the exception of the Baptist Fan, are non-directional meaning, you can place them either direction on the table.
When you are using the groovy boards we recommend that you use the blue painters tape to help secure the boards to the table. Try not to use so much pressure that you move the boards when you are stitching.
As you are stitching out your design make sure you are "hugging" one edge or the other as you travel through the boards. When you reach a point, pause so that you get a nice point on your quilt. When you stop, make sure you stop in a place that won't show when you start up, such as a corner or a point.
When you are ready to roll your quilt pick a high point in the stitching line on your quilt and put you needle down at that point. Now roll your quilt, with the needle down in the quilt, until the stylist lines up in the area on the board that will interlock with the design you just quilted. Once you are where you want to begin your next row of quilting, baste your sides down and attach you clamps. Then using your stylus, to indicate your next stitching placement, check the board, and your previous row of stitching to make sure it is lined up and won't overlap the stitching you just did. Once you are lined up stitch out your design. Look at the design on the board and try to keep your spacing between rows about the same as the spacing on the board.
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