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The IQ system is constantly evolving, so please keep in mind that some of the older videos may show features that have been replaced by newer ones, or buttons that have changed position or names.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.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

No-sew zones within a panto.

These two videos, produced by Shirley Higginbotham, teach setting up a pantograph, adding a no-sew zone around an embroidered area of the quilt, and adding a frame (circle) around the embroidered area of the quilt.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Background fill using echo and path pattern.

This video shows how to use echo and path pattern to create a background fill. This method eliminates all the jump stitches that go across a motif when you use pantograph pattern for a filler (if you don't split the rows). It works best for patterns with a fairly smooth outline. You need to choose the fill pattern with care, checking all around the motif to see how the fill turns corners because sometimes they become too distorted.
Try this and see how you like it.