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IQ Booster 19: No-Sew Zone Around Embroidered Areas of a Quilt

Presented by: Shirley Higginbotham

See Video Booster 19 for a visual of this process

 

1. Set up a panto appropriate for the quilt

Design/Sew Quilt

Start New

Pantograph

Enter Rectangle Manually (I used 45" width and 60" Height)

Continue

Finished

Choose a simple panto pattern and continue twice. Avoid backtracking pantos.

Set row height to height of your embroidery/applique + frame

Row Gap and close the pattern

Finished

Transition Type: Continuous

Accept

Yes

2. Touch Sew Quilt

Answer "Yes" to the Pop Up: You already have a work in process. Do you want to replace it? Touch Continue at the next Pop Up.

Select the 1st pattern to quilt

Continue

Select the next pattern to quilt

Continue

Stop To Cut Threads

Repeat until the quilt is sequenced

Sew Quilt

Continue

Realign to the top left corner of your quilt at this time

3. Set up the No-Sew Blocks

Back Arrow

Back Arrow

Add/Edit Block

Add Block

No-Sew Zone

Select All

Continue

Mark or Trace On Quilt (practice off the quilt using add block block catalog)

Finished

Transition Type: Continuous Accept

Yes

Finished

4. Add a pattern to be used as a frame around your embroidery/applique

Add/Edit Pattern

Add Pattern

Block Pattern

Use Current Block

Choose a frame (I used the Circle from Geometric Catalog)

Continue

Zoom Off

Zoom In (touch screen 3 or 4 times near the frame)

Zoom On

Scale

Drag the screen to make the frame larger than the original embroidery/applique.

Finished

Finished

Add/Edit Block

Add Block

No-Sew Zone

Select All

De-select the frame (use zoom in and touch the frame)

Continue

Create Pattern Contour

Touch the circle

Continue & Touch outside the frame

Finished

Finished

Transition Type: Continuous

Accept

Yes

Finished

5. Add the frame (circle) pattern to the panto

Preview the panto to see where it enters the frame

Back Arrow

Answer "No" to the Pop Up: Do you want to save the current needle position?

Back Arrow

Add/Edit Pattern

Split Pattern

Split on the panto line where it intersects the frame (Zoom all the way in here)

Modify Pattern

Touch the frame

Continue

You may need the following steps if you have two S/E points on the circle

    Touch the Start/End Button on the menu screen

    Drag the Start/End point to the split point created

Finished

Combine Patterns

Select Panto

Continue

Select Frame

Continue

Select right side line of panto

Continue

Continuous Stitch Line (if options appear on screen)

Finished

6. Repeat the above steps for each embroidery area

You will prepare and sew one row at a time.

I recommend using the pause marker at the entry point of the circle

Realign if necessary or take a manual stitch if necessary, etc.

Remember the quilt shrinks a bit depending on density of the panto

If you realign, remember to restart from the realignment point

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