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How to Roll Quilt

Roll the Quilt Using End of Set 

Physically roll the quilt 

When all patterns in a quilting area have been stitched, pull up the bobbin as prompted and click Continue.

Push your machine to the back to give yourself an idea of how far to roll the quilt to reach the next row. Next, physically roll the quilt to prepare to quilt the next row.

Baste the sides of the quilt 

Mode to Hand Guided and select baste (or the hand guided setting of your choice) and baste the sides of the quilt.  Exit hand guided mode by holding Shift and selecting Exit.

Roll Quilt  

Mode to Roll Quilt and select it. Or click the icon on screen.  You will receive a message asking if you have positioned your needle at the last sewn pattern’s end point. Ensure that your needle is over that last point and select Yes.

Resume Stitching 

You should now have a row of black (unsewn) quiltable patterns in your stitchable area. Mode to Start Quilting and select it or click on the icon. Pull up your bobbin thread and select Continue. The row will stitch.

Repeat this process until you reach the bottom of the quilt.

Mark End of E2E Quilt 

When you have rolled to your last row and selected Roll Quilt, you will receive a message to Mark End of E2E Quilt. Use the machine head and the OK button to mark multiple points along the bottom of your quilt. You can also mark the sides if you wish.  These points will create a new boundary line you can then use to adjust your patterns.

Adjusting the Patterns 

Your patterns may need to be adjusted. To do so, marquee select the remaining black row(s) of patterns and use pattern handles to adjust. Once you are happy with the results, mode to Start Quilting and select it or click the icon on screen.

Intro to Registration Points 

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You will begin your edge to edge by selecting your pattern, choosing Edge to Edge and then
following the prompts to select your boundary.

Next, you will enter your quilt length.

From here, you can begin to use the setup box and change your registration point.Screen Shot 2022-04-14 at 12.15.31 PM

Registration points are needed for CS to maintain the overall layout while stitching a section at a time. Edge to Edge feature has three different methods for marking registration points. The registration points will determine the steps you take to roll the quilt.

End of Set requires no marking. You just need to be able to reach the last stitch of the last pattern in the row.

Place 2 Pins means CS creates the registration point and instructs you to mark them before you roll the quilt.

Use Start and End Points requires no marking, just the ability to reach the first and last stitches of the last row quilted.

End Of Set

VIDEO | End of Set

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This method works best when the endpoint of the E2E pattern is along the bottom edge, not the top. If the selected pattern doesn’t comply, CS will prompt you to choose the Place Two Pins method. The reason for the warning is because if the last stitch taken will be toward the top of the pattern it could easily be rolled up far enough to be unreachable. If you decide to ignore the suggestion, be sure to allow access to the end point of the last pattern sewn.

Advancing the Quilt using End of Set

Follow the Quick Start instructions for quilting your first section. When it is time to advance your quilt, physically roll the quilt and baste.  Use the mouse or machine keypad to select roll quilt.  Place the machine head and needle over the last sewn pattern’s end point (the last stitch taken) as prompted by CS. Select Yes once this is complete.  All patterns in the E2E setup will be shifted up on screen and the next rows to quilt will be black.  You are now ready to begin stitching again.

Use Start Point and End Point

VIDEO | Use Start Point and End Point

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This method works best when the start point and endpoint of the E2E pattern are along the bottom edge, not the top. If the selected pattern doesn’t comply, CS will prompt you to choose the Place Two Pins method. The reason for the warning is because if the start and end are toward the top of the pattern, they could easily be rolled too high to be reachable. If selecting to ignore the suggestion to change to Place Two Pins, be sure to allow access to the start and end points of the last pattern sewn.

Advancing the E2E using Start and End Point

When it is time to advance your quilt, physically roll the quilt and baste (see Quick Start section).  Use the mouse or machine keypad to select Roll Quilt.  The instructions will ask you to click the left registration mark. This is the start point of the last row of patterns stitched, in other words, the first stitch taken on the final row.  Next, click right registration mark, which is the end point of the pattern or the last stitch taken. You are now ready to begin stitching again.

Place Two Pins

 

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Place Two Pins does not require being able to reach the last stitch of the previous rows. Follow the same process as other methods for setup and initial stitching, except chose Place Two Pins under registration. You will notice the blue registration marks prior to stitching.

Advancing using Place Two Pins

When it is time to advance, unlike the other two methods, you must first take steps prior to physically rolling the quilt. Cut the bobbin from the final stitch. Once you have cut the bobbin thread, CS will instruct you to click OK to move to the Right Registration Point. When you click OK, the machine head will automatically move to the blue registration point on the right and lock into place. Here, you will need to mark the quilt. You can use a pin to mark the point or a piece of painter’s tape with a dot directly under the laser light. Once your point is marked, as prompted, click OK to move to the left registration point and repeat the process. It’s now time to physically roll the quilt, baste (see Quick Start Chapter) and use the Roll Quilt icon.

Once the quilt is rolled, you will be prompted to click the left registration mark. Put your laser light on that mark and select OK. Repeat with the right registration mark. Your patterns will shift up into your new stitchable area and you are ready to quilt.

Finishing an Edge to Edge

The last sections always have an additional prompt, Select points along bottom of E2E.This will create a boundary line on the screen, showing the very end of the quilt. Use as many ‘clicks’ as need to follow the edge closely. Once this is done, the unquilted patterns on the screen can

be resized to fit inside the bottom-edge boundary. Alternatively, if resizing the patterns would

distort the design, Use Trim or Fill to remove the excess pattern sections.

Edge to Edge and Repeat Patterns

VIDEO | Switch from Edge to Edge to Repeat Patterns.

There is another technique for Edge-to-Edge quilting using the Repeat Pattern Feature, where CS does not control the details, you do. You can choose to switch from E2E Automatic to E2E Repeat Patterns in the middle of the project, just by using the Relocate feature. Once relocate finishes, E2E no longer controls the Roll Quilt process. Using the Relocate feature for any reason may force an Automatic E2E to convert to a Repeat Pattern E2E.

Overall quilting with Repeat Patterns will not have teal patterns that are unstitchable below the belly bar boundary. Therefore, you, the quilter, are responsible for making sure the machine head does not move to try to stitch rows that are unreachable. For patterns outside the boundary, it is wise to select the group and “Toggle Group Sewn”. This helps prevent the machine from hitting the belly bar. Each time you roll the quilt, you will use Roll Quilt or Relocate again, to synchronize the screen with the quilt. You will also need to change the sewing status of the patterns in the boundary.

Overall Quilting Setup Using Repeat Pattern

There are times when E2E automatic is too rigid, and you will want to plan and control an Edge-to-Edge process manually. The safest way to do this is to develop a master plan, which is a diagram showing the outline of the quilt, and showing the layout of the patterns.

Here is a suggestion for creating a master plan:

  1. Draw a square pattern using Draw Line, or choose the Geometric Square pattern.
  2. Change the square pattern’s dimensions to match the quilt size.
  3. Position the Upper Left corner of the pattern to the Upper Left corner of the quilt.
  4. Convert the pattern to a boundary (represents the entire quilt).
  5. Draw a boundary around the quiltable space of the quilt.

When following these steps, turn on the Crosshairs, so you can be sure your diagram is aligned to the quilt. When identifying your quiltable space, use the upper left and upper right corners of your quilt top, and the lower left and lower right points along the belly bar.

Here is a suggestion for creating the pattern layout using Repeat Patterns.

  1. Choose the pattern and modify the pattern properties as needed.
  2. Click Repeat Patterns Icon.
  3. Set the (Repeat Pattern) Point Location to Type = Upper Left Corner.
  4. Click on the upper left corner of the quilt; one pattern is displayed.
  5. Change settings as needed to fill the space.
  6. Click OK when done.

The Repeat Pattern Settings display the changes dynamically so you can audition multiple patterns if needed. If you like what you see, click OK. To exit, click Cancel.

  • Quilt one section at a time. Select all patterns that can’t be quilted in the first section. Toggle them sewn.
  • Quilt as much as possible. Before rolling the quilt, toggle the next row of patterns as ‘unsewn.’ This will be your first row of the next section.
  • When ready, roll the quilt.

You can use Roll Quilt End of Set to advance the patterns on screen or use the Relocate feature.

Repeat Pattern Relocate will synchronize the screen images to the new quilt position. Here is a suggestion for realigning the quilt to the screen image, after rolling.

  1. Toggle the next row(s) as unsewn.
  2. Find an easily accessible spot in the last row quilted. Choose a spot that is pointed or where the pattern crosses over itself. Curves are not good choices.
  3. On the screen, Right Click any pattern. Choose Relocate. Choose Shift All to 1 Point. #4 With the mouse, Click on the (easily accessible) Known Point on CAD.
  4. Move the stitcher to this same point on the quilt. Click “YES”.

All the patterns will shift up, but the boundaries don’t, so the boundary around the quiltable space should still be accurate. Double check that the ‘unsewn’ patterns are all inside the boundary.

Continue to quilt, roll and relocate until the last section. Draw one more boundary along the bottom edge to check the alignment. Adjust the last rows if needed.