New Easy-Fit Ruler Base

Handi Quilter released a redesigned, easier-to-use ruler base at Spring Quilt Market last week — the Easy-Fit Ruler Base. There is a version of the Easy-Fit Ruler Base for the HQ Avanté, HQ Fusion, and HQ Sixteen.

Because of the nature of aluminum machine castings and the variable paint thickness, on occasion there was a mismatch between a ruler base and the machine. Well, that will happen no more!

Plus there is no longer a need to flex the ruler base when installing it on the machine. The new ruler base is made from a more rigid acrylic because the new design makes it easier to attached to the machine. You simply set the ruler base over the front of the machine and slide it back. If your machine has some variance in paint thickness, the fit of the ruler base can be customized using different thicknesses of Velcro loop tape.

This video features HQ studio educators Vicki Hoth and Marie Eldredge as they demonstrate using the new ruler base, as well as how to customize the fit.

You can purchase the new ruler base from the authorized Handi Quilter retailer in your area, or online.

2017-07-24T13:53:27-06:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Products|2 Comments

Installing HQ Pro-Stitcher Version 91

 

Handi Quilter regularly releases software updates to HQ Pro-Stitcher. These updates are free to Pro-Stitcher owners. Installing the most recent versions (version 91 and version 92) are unique in that you select the version based on the type of Pro-Stitcher tablet you have. Note that the Pro-Stitcher software is the same in both versions, but the installation process is different.

Handi Quilter recommends that you stay current with the Pro-Stitcher software updates as we make ongoing improvements and add new capabilities.

If you have an Asus EEEPC, an Acer W500, or an HP Omni tablet, you will install version 92. Do not install version 91 because it will make changes to the computer’s operating system. Install version 92 using the standard update process described in the HQ Pro-Stitcher user manual. You can also refer to the installation document on the Handi Quilter website.

However, if you have an Acer W700 or Acer Aspire Switch 11, you must install version 91.

Since installing version 91 is a little bit more involved, educational coordinator Vicki Hoth and support technical Cathie Zimmerman prepared a video that shows you how to install version 91.There are alsowritten instructions on the Handi Quilter website.

And, of course, if you run into difficulties or have questions, contact your local Handi Quilter retailer. If you need further assistance, you are welcome to contact Handi Quilter technical solutions at: 1-877-MY-QUILT (697-8458).

2017-07-24T13:53:27-06:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Education, Products|0 Comments

Quilt Finishing Tip: HQ Little Foot Frame

Since launching the HQ Simply Sixteen and the HQ Little Foot Frame, we’ve had some questions about what to do when you get to the end of the quilt. How do you finish the last row before taking off the quilt.

The number one thing to remember is that you need to make sure you have sufficient extra backing fabric length to enable the fabric to be clamped to the pole and the machine to get to the bottom of the quilt.

But rather than read more here, why not watch and listen to HQ studio educator Marie Eldredge as she discusses finishing your quilt on the HQ Little Foot Frame.

Feel free to share in the comments below any tips and tricks you’ve learned from using the HQ Little Foot Frame.

2017-07-24T13:53:28-06:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Education, Products|0 Comments