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Pattern bigger than throat
Posted: March 17, 2009, 9:43 AM
|Oh no, I've got a 15" pieced block (6 sided star) to stitch out in my 12" throat area. Since it stitches out the top 1/2 first, can a 'Pause', do a 1/2 stitch then advance the quilt top? I saw a posting asking a similar question (Vertical Borders) but no reply for the HQ Professionals. I think your answer would be greatly appreciated by the Users. Thanks a bunch, Connie|
Re: Pattern bigger than throat
Posted: March 17, 2009, 3:24 PM
In response to your question about your pattern being bigger than the throat of your machine, here are the steps to take to solve that problem:
*Mark center of quilt block
*Rotate so that the first half of the design will stitch out on the top of the block
*Resize to width of block
*Move machine needle to center of quilt block
*Press "Find Center Point"
*TIP: BEST IS YOU CHOOSE A DESIGN THAT THE START POINT IS IN THE CENTER
*Stitch out first half of design
*Press "Pause" a few stitches before it reaches center
*Press "Half Stitch". This will place the needle in the fabric.
*Press "Disable Motors"
*Advance quilt enough that the bottom half of the quilt block is visible and will be able to be stitched out without hitting the poles
*Press "Half Stitch" to raise needle out of fabric
*Press "Reset Current Resume Position"
*Press "Resume" and begin stitching
As far as the answer to the question that was asked about vertical borders, here is the answer that was given. I'm sorry you missed it.
This is in answer to the question you asked on the Handi Quilter website. I hope this will help you.
It would be best if you choose a continuous line design for this tip.
We call this chunking the design down the quilt.
This works best if you have stabilized the sides of the quilt and have quilted the inside blocks. Then you would have your quilt attached to only two of the poles. (The take-up pole and the back or belly bar. (The pole close to your belly)
Position the design on the quilt and go to Run Quilt, Press Start Quilting, uncheck tie off end and then start quilting.
1.After this design has quilted out, press half stitch. This will drop the needle into the fabric.
2.Press disable motors, and then advance the quilt.
3.Stabilize the quilt with the side clamps.
4.Press Quilt, Reposition Pattern, and Press Find Start Point. (This has repositioned your pattern in the correct location)
5.Now Press half stitch. This will raise the needle out of the fabric. This is VERY IMPORTANT
7.Press Run Quilt, Press Start Quilting, uncheck all tie offs and Pull up. The only check that you should see will be the Stitching.
8.Press Start Quilting.
Repeat number 1 through 8 again.
Handi Quilter Studio Educator
Re: Pattern bigger than throat
Posted: March 17, 2009, 5:47 PM
|Kathi, Thank you for your reply, have a sunny day! Connie|