How to Use This Blog

Since we have lots and lots of videos here, you will need to know the best way of finding what you are looking for. Each post has the video(s) of the topic it is about. Many times there will be more than one video that is a continuation of the previous one. These videos will be posted together within the same post. To find what you are looking for, either use the search box or the list of categories posted in the right column.


Since the IQ system is constantly evolving, please keep in mind that some of the older videos may show features that have been replaced by newer ones.



Thursday, November 22, 2007

Updating your IQ Software

This is showing how to update your program using both Firefox and Internet Explorer. I am using Windows XP operating system. If you have Vista or Safari it will be slightly different.

Produced by: Linda Lawson


Firefox Video


Internet Explorer

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Motor Engagement Strength Adjustment

Checking and changing the motor engagement strengths.


Produced by: Helen Baczynski.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pattern Designer. Recording a paper pattern

How to record your own paper patterns from the back of the machine using your laser light.

Produced by Helen Baczynski.

Part 1



Part 2

Pattern Designer. Recording straight line patterns

Using the "digitize paper pattern" choice on the pattern designer page

Produced by: Helen Baczynski.

Using the 'Update' button

The use of the 'update' button on the modify patterns page


Produced by: Helen Baczynski.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Using Shift

Just what does that shift button do and when would I want to use it?


Produced by Helen Baczynski.

Creating a Pinwheel Pattern

How to create a pinwheel pattern from an existing motif.

Produced by Helen Baczynski.

Loading and Organizing Patterns - Mac

Loading patterns from a Mac to IQ via the usb

Produced by Helen Baczynski.

Updating your IQ Software - Mac

How to update your IQ software if you have a Macintosh computer.

Produced by: Helen Baczynski.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Pantos within Borders

This video shows how to quilt a panto within a border. This video was made before we had the clip/pause marker update so I would encourage you to view that video also and adapt this method incorporating the clip/pause marker as you quilt your quilt.

Produced by: Linda Lawson

Pattern Designer. Record Feature

This video is showing how to record a pattern using the Intellliquilter.

Produced by: Linda Lawson


Part 1


Part 2

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Borders with Corner Patterns

In this video we will work with setting in corner sections along with borders. I've also included a short section on working with the on-screen measurement tool.

Update: This video was made before we had the line pattern feature. Please see that video to get an alternative method of working with borders.

Produced by: Linda Lawson

Part 1



Part 2

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Placing Motifs in Blocks

Placing motifs in blocks. This is an older video with a 2007 version of the software. Additional features have been added over the years so now after touching, add/edit block a page will appear with more choices. In this case, I would have touched standard block on that page, then mark on quilt on the next page.
This is a simple motif so marking all the blocks and then placing all the patterns before stitching would probably give acceptable results. For more intricate patterns that will draw up the fabric, I would mark a block, edit the pattern then immediately stitch it before working on the next block.

Produced by: Helen Baczynski
Part 1



Part 2
Setting motifs in subsequent rows - Method One



Part 3
Setting motifs in subsequent rows - Method Two

Realigning & basting

What to do when you advance a quilt.
NOTE. I am using an older software version in this 2007 video. In the video I say I am touching the basting mode button. That button is still in the same place on the screen but is now labeled manual mode.

Produced by: Helen Baczynski.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Misc. Zip Files

Drift Test File

To download this pattern, please place this .iqq file in your "quilts" file on your flash drive. This is a quilt file and not a pattern file. The IQ will load it and place it in the proper place. Run this test pattern/quilt on
preview at 1.8/1.4 speeds. Before you run this, place a little pen mark on the fabric to mark the first stitch. Then let it run at the suggested speeds. It takes about 8 minutes. When it's finished, check and see where the machine is sitting. It should not be any further than about 1/16" - 1/8" of an inch off in any direction. It will be a teeny, tiny bit off, but that's normal. We're looking for 1/8" or less.