Nolting Pro longarm machine
Nolting Pro Series
Delightful Quilting & Sewing 
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5378 Lake Rd, Avon, NY
585-226-2577

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Chautauqua, NY


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To share a story about your Nolting longarm purchase adventure, tips or hints using your Nolting, email to Joyce.

September 2014
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Hope you are planning on joining us for our 5th Anniversary Open House.   We are excited and find it hard to believe that we have had the opportunity to represent Nolting Longarm for five years.  It is easy to represent a company that makes an outstanding product, has such a wonderful staff, and is committed to making longarm quilting as easy as possible. 

Where did summer go?  So glad that we are still enjoying warm weather yet.  Ron's shoulder surgery continues to heal and he has now moved on to strengthening exercises.  Still months to go before back to "normal."

Quilt show season is almost over for us with one last show at the Chautauqua Institution on Chautauqua Lake at the end of September.  It is a beautiful location.  Because the quilts and vendors are spread out in many buildings across the campus, you can really enjoy seeing the beautiful Victorian homes, the smell of falling leaves, and, of course, the awesome quilts and vendors.

Now that fall is settling in, I hope that you will have time to dust of your Nolting and get back to longarm quilting.

Joyce
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openhouseDelightful Quilting & Sewing
5th Anniversary Open House
Saturday, September 13, 2014
10AM - 3PM

  • See the NEW Quiltmagine in action - Nolting's computer guided quilting system  
  • Test drive the Fun Quilter, new CLX, and Pro Series
  • Mini Seminars:
    • 11:00 AM  - Solving Tension Problems
    • 1:30 PM - Template Tips
  • Snacks
  • Door Prizes
  • Quilts on display
  • Save with special pricing on demo and new Nolting machines and systems
  • Discount pricing on all templates
  • FREE Gift for everyone 

Come, bring a friend, learn something  

new, and have fun.

Know someone thinking about a longarm?  Invite them to come with you.

 

To help us plan, please RSVP by email

5378 Lake Rd., Avon, NY 14414

Precision Stitcher Renamed
"Quiltmagine"
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Quiltmagine
Precision Stitching
from Nolting
 
Nolting's computer guided quilting system has been renamed Quiltmagine.

Although no other computer guided system was named Precision Stitcher, another sewing product had a similar name and the company threatened Nolting with a law suite.  The new name for Nolting's computer guided system is Quiltmagine.  If you can imagine quilting it, you can probably do it with Quiltmagine.

Quiltmagine will be on display and ready for demos at our September 13 Open House.  You will  be amazed at all it can do.  It is sill available for the introductory price of $7900.
 
Nolting commercial frame
Nolting Commercial Frame
How To Load The Quilt To Avoid Quilting Problems
 
Very often problems have a root cause.  This is true with longarm quilting.  When a quilt is not loaded correctly onto the frame many problems can surface that can include wavy borders, puckers, perceived tension problems and sometimes thread breakage. 
 
I have refined a method for loading a quilt that eliminates these issues.  Although easy to do, this method may include a couple of extra steps from what you presently do.  These extra steps, however, are the key to making sure the quilt is securely, evenly, and squarely on the frame - all things that can minimize or eliminate problems that surface while quilting.

  •  Prepare the backing and batting making each a minimum of 8" wider and 8" longer than the quilt top.
  • Square up both ends of the backing and one end of the batting.
  • If you have zippers, with the backing wrong side up,  flip up the end edge of the backing and pin the zipper to the right side of the backing.  The edge of the backing should be even with the salvage edge of the zipper.  Match the center of the backing with the center mark on the zipper.  Pin from center out in each direction.  Do not stretch the backing as you pin.  Pin the backing to both the backing roller zipper and the take-up roller zipper.  Zip top of backing onto take-up roller.
  • Pinning to leaders or leader grips, align center point of backing with center of leader.  Work out from center to edge attaching the backing to the leader.
  • Drape the backing over the rollers at the front of the frame.
  • Roll the entire backing onto the take-up roller, smooth and push the backing on the roller slightly outward to the edges of the backing making sure there are no puckers or pleats, and check for thread or lint on the wrong side of the backing as you are rolling onto the take-up roller.
  • If zippers, zip the bottom of backing onto backing roller at front of frame.  If you have not already pinned or attached with leader grips to backing roller, do so now.
  • Using a controlled roll to roll the backing from the take-up roller onto the backing roller at the front of the frame.  This step is key in aligning the backing.  Hold onto the take-up roller releasing it slowly as the backing is rolled onto the backing roller..  The controlled roll keeps a little  tension on the backing during the transfer process.
  • Center the squared end of the batting on top of the backing and baste with the vertical channel lock engaged to sew a perfectly straight basting line that is parallel to the take-up roller.
  • Center the quilt top on the center of the backing/batting laying the top edge of the quilt along the basting stitching.  Measure from the center to each edge making sure the dimension is the same on each half of the top.  Measure across the middle of the quilt top to determine the width of the quilt.  Divide that measurement by two and use that measurement when measuring from the center to the edge of the quilt top. Pin the top to hold temporarily.
  • Baste the quilt top along the top edge less than 1/4" from the edge.
  • Smooth the batting and top.  Again measure to make sure the quilt top is square (same distance from center to edge of quilt top), pin along the sides and baste the sides as far as you can without advancing the quilt.  I recommend using a zero center tape for perfect placement and have one attached to my frame.
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    Zero Center Tape

This method eliminates puckers and ripples in the backing, starts the top parallel with the rollers and keeps the quilt square as it is advanced.  Because the tension on the quilt sandwich is even across the quilt, the machine stitches evenly.  I float my tops.  If you prefer loading your top onto the top roller, do that before basting the top to the batting in the steps above.

Did You Know?

Nolting pro series
Sleek Style Pro Series

 

Nolting is sometimes criticized as having a machine that looks "old fashioned."  The truth is, this narrower, sleek body offers many advantages to the longarm quilter.

 

Nolting longarm machines are commercial sewing machines built from the ground up for longarm quilting.  The narrow, sleek body is made of machined aluminum making it lighter in weight, but also very strong.  The all metal internal parts are the same in every machine model.  Nolting does not skimp, but uses high quality metal drive mechanisms, parts, pulleys, and sealed bearings. The only difference between the model styles is the size of the motor.  Nolting motors are already larger than many found in competitor machines.  The motor in the Fun Quilter, however, is a little smaller because the space in the machine body is just a little smaller. 

 

The narrower, sleeker body style with the high arm offers the quilter a large unobstructed viewing space around the needle making it easier to see the quilting area without having to bend or twist.  In addition the 12" light above the work surface illuminates a large area.  At the back of the machine, the narrower machine body gives better visibility when working on a panto. 

 

From the ground up, your Nolting longarm has been designed to be functional, easy to use, and easy  to maintain.  All you add are the quilts to have a ton of fun and enjoyment expressing your creativity quilting on your Nolting. 

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joyce@delightful-qs.com http://delightful-qs.com
5378 Lake Rd.
Avon, NY 14414

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