Sunday, June 3, 2012

I have a new toy

First I would like to thank Sarah for hosting the H2H challenge again this year. My NOLA Project quilts delivered to Sarah, Happy Chemo quilts mailed to Emily.  I saw some of the beautiful quilts when I dropped mine off at Sarah's house, and believe me they were beautiful. 

Now for my new toy.

When I was at the Paducah quilt show I saw a new product
being debuted.
Ron and Sharon with R&S Designs have developed
a product called

Quilt Cam.

I bought one and it was delivered last week.
I finally install it this weekend and let me tell you

It is better than slice bread.

I guess I really should explain what it is.
See the screen above the HQ screen.
That is the Quilt Cam.  It is a video camera
that hooks up to HQ machines (right now that's the only make of machine that this works on)
and allows you to quilt pantos and groovy boards from the front of the machine.

Talk about a cool product, I love it.  It is so much easier to follow the panto.
I never used pantos very much for several reasons.
 One, I didn't like looking down at the table, put stress and tension on my neck and I didn't have a lot of room behind my frame.
  Second,  I didn't like staring at the red laser light.  After 5 minutes my eyes would be burning and hurting.
  Third, I had trouble following the pattern especially if it went all over the place.

None of those problems anymore. 
You look straight ahead. the screen tilts and is large enough
to see exactly the area where you are quilting. Even though it has a color screen
the laser light does not bother my eyes.  Great instructions for installation and
 very easy to install.
And the really great part is you stand in front of the quilt frame
You see the quilt the whole time.

I am not affiliated with Ron, Sharon or R&S Designs in any way.
I paid for my Quilt Cam just like everyone else.
I think it is a great product and I love it and wanted to share an outstanding product.
You can find out more at

One other thing,  Thank you to everyone who left me comments.  Since Blogger
changed it's format several weeks ago, I am not able to email a thank you back to you.
Trying to figure out why, until I can figure it out I do appreciate all of your comments.
I received several comments and emails about my Dots and Dashes quilt.
There are no real instructions but if you would like to know the process
just email I will get back to you.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Nice! I have the bobbin cam on my Millenium. It has two cameras, one aligned with the laser for Pantos the other looking at the bottom of the quilt. I LOVE being able to do Pantos from the front, I just never could get it working right from the back.

  2. So fun! It took me forever to get the hang of pantos! You will enjoy this so much!!

  3. This really looks neat! Thanks for sharing the info on it!