For Mother’s Day I received a Q’Nique Longarm quilting machine on a 10’ Continuum frame, with Quilter’s Creative Touch, Beginnings (QCT4). Last weekend, June 1, my order came in – less the idler rail, small ruler, and laser. Rex and I spent the weekend installing the frame, machine, and automation. During the week, we repurposed our Surface 2, now dedicated to the quilting machine. During the school week, I updated the Surface, install updates, and prepared it for QCT4.
Next, I installed QCT4 and QCT4 (Gold Access for 90 Days). Saturday was about sampling and testing the machine. Threading, winding bobbins, installing needles, testing bobbin tension, and properly threading machine. I oiled the machine, inserted a new needle using the magnet to align, turned and adjusted the hopping foot using the hopping foot guide, installed the ruler plate. I loaded up a quilt sandwich to test the machine and practice patterns and Panto graphs. Sunday was sewing out the quilt and patterns.