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ImageStitch Regulators
by : Marcia Stevens

Let me first explain a stitch regulator. The concept of a stitch regulator is that the quilting machine will automatically speed up or slow down based on the quilters movement of the machine in order to achieve the chosen stitch length. The quilter initially sets the machine at the specific stitch length they desire; 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 stitches per inch (length settings vary with each model of quilting machine, ie. Nustyle, Proto, APQS, IntelliStitch). more..

by : Shannon Hicks

The I/S Turbo has a unique basting stitch capability of both 1" and 1/2" "firing stitch". What this means is that if you have the stitch set to one stitch per inch for basting, a stitch will be fired and then the needle will return to the up position and wait there until you have moved the machine for 1" in any direction. Compare this to a speed controlled machine where your needle is in the fabric for half of the time, and out of the fabric for half of the time. more..

ImageIntellistitch Mini Lessons
by : Carol A. Thelen

Precision Quilting™ for Stitch in the Ditch and Outlining

I love to use the Precision Quilting™ mode on my Intellistitch. It is perfect for those times when I need to place the stitches just where I want them. This mode slows down the speed of the motor and the force of the needle as it enters the fabric.

A perfect example is when stitching in the ditch or outline quilting. I set the stitch length to ten stitches per inch because I like the look of that length. more..

ImageRaw Edge Appliqué on the Longarm Machine
by : Elizabeth Williams

Most of us are familiar with the basic raw edge appliqué technique. The rough cut exposed edges of the appliqué designs have a primitive "folk art" style, and were exactly the look that I required for my most recent art quilt project, "Dancing With My Mother".
(You can find high resolution close-ups of the quilt on http://community.webshots. more..

by : Helen Baczynski

Here is a series of lessons to help you familiarize yourself with your IntelliStitch. For best results, complete one a day and repeat the sewing exercises as necessary. The lessons begin by being very detailed in their instructions. more..

December 4, 2001

The newer and newer entries in the "stitch regulator" arena sometimes confuse wannabe customers, as some recent posts show. One confusion is the name of the feature itself. There are two different methods to automatically control the motor movement, both called "stitch regulator". more..

January 15, 2003

Up to this day there were two distinctly different stitch regulator designs on the market. Major brands like the Gammill Plus, the APQS Millennium, the A-1 Elite, etc. use speed regulation, while the IntelliStitch design, which is standard on Nolting machines and available as aftermarket conversion for Gammill, APQS and A-1 machines, utilizes stitch length regulation. more..

No Waiting - Get the I/S Today!

March 13, 2009
The IntellStitch CL is now available without a wait! We can install your new IntelliStitch CL system at your home, studio, or shop within two weeks. Available for all makes and models of long-arm quilting machines, the IntelliStitch CL is the only stitch regulator that learns the mechanics of your machine and programs itself.

In addition to fast in-studio installation, take advantage of our low price of $2950. With over 2000 happy customers, we know the IntelliStitch CL will satisfy even the most critical quilters. more..

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The most convenient way to get the IntelliStitch stitch regulators on your machine is the in-studio conversion, offered by IntelliStitch dealers and Kasa Engineering Services. Instead of trading in your machine for an upgrade, or sendig it to a dealer for conversion, our technician will visit you and install the IntelliStitch on your machine. After the installation is done we will demonstrate the operation, setup and maintenance of the IntelliStitch. We even stay to assist you during your first practice session with the machine, answering all the questions you may have.
Here is what some of those who took advantage of this option have to say:

"It's been a week since you converted my 97 Gammill Optimum to add the Intellistitch Turbo. I'm ecstatic with the purchase and the performance of the I/S Turbo. Starts and stops are so perfect and crosshatching and SID are so much easier. Zoltan - I love it and can't believe I waited so long to add the I/S to my machine! Many thanks for the professional installation and the quality product. You can be sure that I'll be recommending the addition of the I/S Turbo to anyone I know that has a longarm machine without it.

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We are proud to introduce the newest revision of the IntelliStitch stitch regulator, the I/S-Turbo(cl). The new software is based in part on the analysis of the feedback from I/S-Turbo users. Even more importantly, we have listened to the opinion of those who chose other stitch regulators after trying the I/S. After about a one-year development process we think that the I/S-Turbo(cl) will satisfy even the most critical customers. (see the User Manual here)

We took the "I really like the I/S, but..." opinions and tried to eliminate what came after the "but". Here are some examples:

"... but I don't like the hammering of the firing stitch."

With its speed sensitive stitching power, the I/S-Turbo(cl) provides smoother stitching at both slow and fast machine movements. The feel of machines driven by the I/S-Turbo(cl) is now the same as the speed-based regulators, like the A-1 Stitch-Rite, the Gammill Plus and the APQS Millennium, while the advantages of the firing stitch technique are still maintained.

"... but sometimes I am getting these long stitches at points."

The reason why there are less long-stitch complaints coming from Millennium or Prodigy owners is that those machines have more powerful motors, which makes it easier to follow the sudden changes in speed and direction. We decided that instead of adding the cost of a more powerful motor to each conversion, we would make the motor control more "intelligent".