NEW! Pro-Q LIVE Video Recordings

These videos are usually just over an hour and are in MP4 format. You will need to watch them in Windows Media Player or another player you feel comfortable with. Windows 7 and 8 automatically support the format. If you have an older operating system, you need to have a FLASH codec on your computer to watch them.

Borders and Corners PART 1- July 17, 2014 - 75 minutes

  • Options for laying out the areas of your quilt in Pro-Q.
  • What is orientation?
  • Chunking side borders.
  • When should I turn my quilt?
  • Creating a "butted border" that fits.
  • How to properly layout a "continous" border and corner.
  • Choosing the right pattern for your border.
  • Resizing patterns with overstitching

Edge to Edge Perfection PART 1 - July 24, 2014 - 67 minutes

  • How to create perfect spacing between rows.
  • Tricks for eliminating tiny bits of sewing at the start and end.
  • Understanding unique rows.
  • How to adjust spacing.
  • How to offset a pattern perfectly.
  • Using Registration/Courtesy Jumps.
  • Sewing from the center out.
  • Sewing two rows at once.
  • Quickly creating quilts with "alternating" rows.
  • Using Merge Pattern and Split.

The Editor PART 1 - July 31, 2014 - 67 minutes

  • This video is a technique video of some of the most common uses of the editor.
  • Understanding "Origin".
  • Fixing a non-continuous pattern.
  • Fixing a distorted pattern.
  • Creating a mirrored pattern.
  • Using the editor to rename a pattern.
  • Creating snippets.
  • Reusing parts of patterns to create new patterns.
  • Using the wreath function to create "snowflake-style" patterns or arrangments of motifs.

The Editor PART 2 - August 7, 2014 - 70 minutes

  • This video is a quick overview of all the menus and tabs within the Editor.

The Wizards PART 1 - August 21, 2014 - 67 minutes

  • Merge Passes review (Wizard now "built in" using the "S" key with a mouse click to multi-select).
  • Working with Fonts.
  • Working with the new Integrate (built-in) Wizard.
  • Quick review of the Create files for all Passes wizard.
  • Creating a "container" to use a texture/stipple/crosshatch on the outside of a center object
  • Stipple Wizard basics and options.
  • The reasons to use the Stipple Wizard Crosshatching.
  • Crosshatching and the options.
  • The basics of using Textures

The Editor PART 2 - August 28, 2014 - 94 minutes

  • NOTE - This video contains several bugs we discovered. Once corrected this will be covered in a future video.
  • Creating your own custom "manual" background textures.
  • Splitting a pattern to create special effect textures.
  • Using Move Pass to Patterns to insure that placement is perfect.
  • Creating custom curved crosshatching.
  • How the Texture Wizard "really" works.
  • Creating a "split" border with two textures.
  • Creating the "split" border in sections to try and eliminate problems with draw-in.
  • Options for stippling in the background of complicated border patterns.

Pro-Q for Beginners (PART 1)- October 14, 2014 - 60 minutes

  • IMPORTANT - There is an audio error that starts about a minute into the video and persists for about 3 minutes.
  • Recommendations for storing patterns and layouts.
  • Using the Setup and Options tab.
  • Understanding "Save" vs. "Pattern Creation".
  • Creating a DEFAULT Pro-Q Designer file.
  • Using the Thumbnail browser to Add a Pattern.
  • Pattern Mode vs. Pass Mode.
  • Creating your first edge to edge layout.
  • Adding registration (courtesy) jumps.
  • Saving the Pro-Q Layout.
  • Creating Pattern files.
  • Using "manual" layout for fussy, visual offsets.
  • Flipping and changing the direction of sewing.
  • Using repeat pass for accurate placement.

Pro-Q for Beginners (PART 2)- October 21, 2014 - 60 minutes

  • Review of many features introduced in Pro-Q for Beginners (Part 1).
  • Adding a PDF printer for use with Pro-Q Designer.
  • Creating reusable layouts (templates).
  • Creating catalog pages.
  • How to insure patterns are clipped the minimal amount.
  • How to create perfect 50% offsets.
  • RECOMMENDED WATCHING AFTER THIS VIDEO: Edge to Edge Perfection PART 1 - July 24, 2014.





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