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.

The IQ system is constantly evolving, so please keep in mind that some of the older videos may show features that have been replaced by newer ones.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Downloading and unzipping purchased patterns

In these videos Angela Huffman show how to download, unzip and transfer purchased designs from DigiTech web site. The first two are showing this on a Windows computer using Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer Version 8 or above. The third video shows this on a Mac NOTE: click on the title on the videos below and you'll be able to view them full screen on YouTube

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Creating a block pattern using a Digi-Tech wedge and path pattern

Angela shows how easy it is to create a pattern to fit hexagon piecing using path pattern and one of Digi-Tech's wedge patterns.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wedge designs by Digi-Tech

This is another video by Angela Huffman demonstrating the use of some Digi-Tech patterns. This time she's showing how to use wedge shaped designs in hexagon piecing.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Here's a short video showing how I used distort to make a triangular pattern fit in a triangular block very quickly and easily.
This is just one of the practical uses of distort.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Using Digi-Tech wedge patterns in a border

Here is another two part instructional video by Angela Huffman showing how to use Digi-Tech's wedge shaped patterns in a border. Angela sets the repeats in place using line pattern and shows how to use the vertical and horizontal offset buttons on the line pattern page. She also splits the pattern to make end pieces to fit the border.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Setting Super Motor engagement strength

iQ sets the engagement strengths of the motors automatically now, but this video may be helpful when troubleshooting supermotors.
Remove the motor covers and watch the spindle shown in the videos as you change the engagement strength. Do not move the machine.
The videos show the motor repeatedly engaging and disengaging. Yours will not do this - it will lift then lower once when you change the setting.

This video shows a weak engagement strength - watch how the brass collar at the base of the spindle does not lift.
weak engagement strength

This video shows the correct movement of the brass collar. The collar should be lifted by about 1-2 millimeters at the end of the engagement phase when the engagement strength is set properly.
proper engagement strength

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Digi-Tech 8 point star pattern

In this video Angela Huffman demonstrates how to use Digi-Tech's 8 point star patterns in a pieced Ohio star.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Magnet Tool

These videos briefly demonstrate Magnet Tool, which was added to IQ with the 04.22.12 update. Like Shape Shift, it's a very powerful editing tool.

Shape Shift

This is a brief introduction to Shape Shift. This editing tool allows patterns to be modified very quickly. Small or big changes can be made.
Shape Shift was added with version 04.22.12