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. Sometimes 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.

The IQ system is constantly evolving, so please keep in mind that some of the older videos may show features that have been replaced by newer ones, or buttons that have changed position or names. However, the videos have not been removed because the methods demonstrated are still valid.

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. If you cannot see the video here, go to this youtube link.
Produced by: Helen Baczynski