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the IQ system is constantly evolving, please keep in mind that some of the older videos may show features that have been replaced by newer ones.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, July 9, 2009

Trapunto with the IQ Tutorial


This is a tutorial of how to do trapunto on the Intelliquilter.

Click here to download pdf tutorial.



Linda Lawson
www.blueribbonquiltco.com
IQ Dealer

Monday, July 6, 2009

Using line pattern for CC on a DWR quilt

produced by Shirley Higginbotham
Using line pattern for continuous curve quilting on double wedding ring quilt. Shirley shows using the snap feature and a way to position your hands for fast work.



Using line pattern for outline quilting

produced by Shirley Higginbotham

How to transfer designs from PC to IQ

produced by Shirley Higginbotham
Shirley shows how to transfer patterns from her PC to IQ.
The first video uses Windows XP, the second Vista.



How to use the Realign feature

produced by Shirley Higginbotham

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Clipping Confirmation Screen - Understanding Threshold

Clipping Confirmation Screen - Understanding The Threshold Settings
By: Linda Lawson
www.blueribbonquiltco.com

Since the latest version of our software, we are seeing a few screens we had not seen in the previous versions. In the previous versions we set up our thresholds in the preferences area, prior to setting up any quilts or blocks. In this newer version we are forced to make this decision during our set-up. Many of us (myself included) never really needed to know what this all meant before we had the no sew and clipping blocks. I usually trained my customers on this briefly in the preferences area, but rarely was it ever changed. Now, we need to pay closer attention to these settings. Understanding them clearly is the key to successful stitch-outs.

In the example below I am referring to using them while setting up a pantograph.....

To read more of this article please click here to download the entire illustrated document.



Friday, April 24, 2009

Using The No Sew Feature With a Motif Pattern

Produced by: Linda Lawson

In these videos I show you how to place a background fill behind a motif in a block. I hope to have a pdf made to go along with this soon. The first 3 videos are showing how to fill around the outside of the block. The next 2 videos show my method for getting the fill to go inside an area of the motif.

Video 1 of 3




Part 2 of 3



Part 3 of 3



These next few videos are my method for filling the inside of the wreath that we are using in the previous videos.

Part 1 of 2



Part 2 of 2

Monday, April 20, 2009

Using the Update Button

Produced by Helen B.

A further explanation of the update button.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Stitch In The Ditch With IQ

This is a video showing how to do stitch in the ditch with the Intelliquilter. I am no expert and was skeptical about doing SID before. But when I decided to enter a quilt for the MQS computerized category, I realized 100% of the quilt needed to be done using the Intelliquilter. No freehand was allowed so I had force myself to use the line pattern feature to do SID work.

To my surprise, I actually got quite proficient doing this. I urge all of you to at least try to do this. You might be like me and hang up your rulers for good.

Tips:
  • Set your IQ speed to .03/.03 and try to match the speed of your machine to this speed so you have the desired stitch length.
  • Try using quilters gloves to help manipulate your fabric as the IQ is stitching.
  • Use a very thin (50 - 70wt.) for all SID work. The stitches will not show up as much if you run onto the high part of the seam.

Produced by: Linda Lawson


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Changing Your Starts and Ends

This video shows how you can change the start/end point of a motif with the touch of a button.


I use one of Kathy Olson's patterns in this video as an example of how IQ can sometimes randomly select where the start/end point will be. The odd placement of the start/end point was not Kathy's choice, but rather a result of IQ converting a pattern originally digitized for another system. The pattern stitches out beautifully.


Produced by: Helen Baczynski

Setting the Speed On Your IQ

A little explanation of the speed and detail settings and how they work together with the speed setting on your machine. This also shows what happens when you have the speed set too fast.


Produced by: Helen Baczynski

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saving Blocks in Catalog

Shows how to create and save a block from a pattern.

Produced by Helen Baczynski.

Clipping Triangle

Shows how to use clipping block to modify a pattern to fit a setting triangle.

Produced by: Helen Baczynski.

Clipping Block

This shows how to use clipping block to trim echoes that extend beyond the edge of a block.

Produced by: Helen Baczynski

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Using the Clip/Pause Marker

This video demonstrates how use the Clip/Pause Marker. If you're getting drifts in your interlocking large patterns, this video will help you keep them aligned throughout the quilt.

Produced by: Linda Lawson

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3