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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Computer Requirements and Noise Cancelling Headsets for Webinars


If you are looking to have the best experience when viewing a Webinar here are a few suggestions.  We have also listed the computer and tablet requirements.

Computer speakers and mics are good but they are not always great.  You may want to look at getting a noise cancelling headset. Your ability to hear and listen increases at a low cost.


Windows

Operating system
Windows 8&7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2003 Server
Processor2.4GHz or more
RAM2GB or more
InternetDSL or better
Bandwidth700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
BrowserInternet Explorer® 7.0 or newer
Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
Additional softwareJavaScript™

Mac

Operating systemMac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion®)
Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®)
Processor2.4GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
RAM1GB
InternetDSL or better
Bandwidth700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
BrowserSafari® 3.0 or newer
Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
Additional softwareJavaScript™

iOS

Operating systemiOS 6 or newer
DeviceiPad® 1 or newer
iPhone® 3GS or newer
iPod® Touch (3rd generation) or newer
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP
Additional softwareFree GoToMeeting App from the App Store

Android

Operating systemAndroid 2.2 or higher
Processor1Ghz CPU or higher recommended
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP
Additional softwareFree GoToMeeting App from the Google Play Store

Windows 8 & Windows RT

Operating systemWindows 8 or Windows RT
Processorx86, x64 or ARM
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP
Additional softwareFree GoToMeeting App from the Windows Store
Organizer must be on GoToMeeting v5.0, build 799 or higher

What equipment do I need to use GoToMeeting?

All you need to start using GoToMeeting are the following:
  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Internet connection (broadband is best)
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in or USB headset)
  • Webcam to use HDFaces video conferencing
Most computers have built-in microphones and speakers, but you will get much better audio quality if you use a headset or handset. You can also make calls on your landline or mobile device.
Hope to see you at a Webinar in the near future,
Denise



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Webinars ready for you to sign up!

Date and Time
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Title: From Paper to Panto to Quilt
Description: Learn how to make your own paper designs, turn them into pantographs and quilt each out. The Webinar will focus on the Tin Lizzie long arm machine and the Quilt Magician. 


Date and Time
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Title: Working with Rulers
Description: Denise shows how easy you can quilt with rulers. She will show how to cross hatch, stitch in the ditch and edge to edge quilting using a variety of rulers. The Webinar will focus on the Tin Lizzie long arm machine and long arm rulers. 


Date and Time
Mon, May 5, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Title: Record is more than free motion!
Description: Record your movement, rulers, paper design and more. You will not want to miss this class where Denise will show many ways to record using the Quilt Magician. The Webinar will focus on the Tin Lizzie long arm machine and recording with robotics.


Date and Time
Tue, May 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Title: Free Hand Feathers
Description: You too can quilt feathers designed for your quilt frame. Join us to learn more about marking your quilt and design placement with feathers. The fillers will complete the quilt. The Webinar will focus on the Tin Lizzie long arm machine & free motion. 


Date and Time
Tue, May 20, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Title: Learn to load the frame with more than one project...
Description: Making table runners and placemats on the frame is simplified with Denise's technique that she has developed over the past few years she has been frame quilting. The Webinar will focus on the Tin Lizzie long arm machine & project quilting.



Date and Time
Wed, May 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Title: Fillers and backgrounds that finish the quilt
Description: If you have ever wanted to fill a block with clam shells, peacock eyes, feathers and more don't miss this class with Denise to learn how to design on paper and take it to the frame. The Webinar will focus on the Tin Lizzie long arm machine & free motion quilting.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Post Long Arm How To Videos

Enjoy learning about long arm quilting, these videos are found on the YouTube.  Let us know you like it by click the like button!
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http://www.youtube.com/user/TinLizzie18
Best Practices for Frame Quilting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_YSgiyrAIU
Understanding the Stitch Regulator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu_DK6xZPI4
Frame Basics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5y_DJASIl8
Ten Tips for Good Tension http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm8GROi1btM

Let us know what other types on Webinars you would like or what you are looking to learn.

Happy Quilting,
Denise

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Best Practices when Free Motion Quilting



The following suggestions are a few things that I have found work well for me when free motion quilting.  You may find that they might work for you also.  


Practice, Practice, Practice and when you are done practicing...
Practice, Practice, Practice again.  Practice on paper doodling and then on fabric. Keep your stress level down by not worrying about crossed lines and make it perfect.  It will come with time. You will find what works best for you.
 
Open view – Open toe Find the right foot for you to have the best view of what you are quilting.  There are many feet available for different machines.  Check with your sewing machine Dealer to see what your options are.
 
Lighting - Seeing what you are doing makes it more enjoyable and keeps us loving to create. 

 
Starched fabrics move smoothly - I do not think that I could live without Best Press.  When using Best Press, there is no flaking, residue on any fabrics including dark or clogging of the sprayer.  The formula is made up of a special stain shield that will protect your fabrics and resist wrinkles once you complete the pressing process.  So, don't miss trying and using this great product.  
 
Bobbins up - Bring your bobbin thread up to the top of your quilt


Relax and breathe - Find what makes you relax...music, dancing, walking, yoga, and don't forget to breathe.  

Happy Quilting, 
Denise