Monday, April 4, 2011

Training Day

Recently, I purchased a 26" Innova Longarm with Lightening Stitch and AutoPilot. A couldn't be happier with my choice of machine. The Innova glides seamlessly across the quilt and the stitching is perfect due to the Lightening Stitch technology and it's ability to regulate the stitching at any speed.

14" table with 26" machine
Lesley MacNamara from Innova Australia and I had a lovely day learning free hand quilting on the Innova. Lesley is an excellent instructor and made learning very enjoyable. As part of the tutorial, we attached the micro handles (as shown in the picture below) and it allowed more control over the more intricate patterns. It was so comfortable I will probably use the handles for most of my work.

The handles can be positioned in different ways, This configuration was very comfortable and functional.
I have yet to master the AutoPilot and ProQ Designer and unleash a very powerful combination of tools that will enhance my longarm quilting experience. The standard of the manuals, training videos and expertise of Innova staff in Australia and the US will make that goal achievable. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Time went too quickly, wanted to show you more.

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