In this first video I've shared my basic setup of the longarm in a Quilty Table and the most frequent questions I get about setting up the machine this way - why I like it, what in the world those clamps are for, and how this works for quilting larger quilts.
Click Here to learn about the Grace Qnique longarm.
A few notes for this week - I'm still in the Making Friends phase with the Qnique machine. It usually takes me a few weeks or a few quilts to really get to know a machine and its quirks and how we can play nicely together.
Another key I've learned is not to just practice on practice sandwiches. Sure I can play around and quilt a mess all day, but that doesn't really tell me much. I learn more when I'm quilting something REAL because then I pay more attention and focus on how to press the pedal to get the right speed, and how to move my hands to compensate.
Sashing and Cornerstones Pattern. I need to quilt 31 of these feathers for the bigger version of the quilt so this is a great opportunity to get used to the machine at the same time.
One thing to keep in mind - this machine is simple. Very, very simple. But it does have the features I find most important - an auto needle down when you tap your heel on the foot pedal, a bobbin winder on the top of the machine, and a hand wheel on the back if you need to rotate the needle by hand
There's no stitch regulator or speed control so you have a lot of power to get used to and a lot of speed to control.
So what are you curious about on this machine? Is there something you'd like me to try, or a feature you'd like to learn more about? Just post your questions to the comments below and I may just shoot a video just for you to answer your question!
Let's go quilt,