Remote Control (PCQ-RC)
Dimension 4.5" x 7" x 1.5"
Prototype shown in black.
Finial PCQ-RC has a white case.
The PC Quilter is normally
run from your PC. There is an affordable optional device that you
can purchase with your PC Quilter
or add later. This device is called the
PC Quilter Remote Control (PCQ-RC).
It connects to the same PC you are using with the
using a 15 foot serial cable (flexible and small diameter).
It is a
hand held color touch screen (LCD) device that lets you run most of
the the PC Quilter functions
right at your sewing machine or sewing head without returning to
your computer screen. It works with short-arms, mid-arms, and
long-arms. You simply start the quilting software on your PC and
after the initial startup, it tells you to "go to the LCD screen".
At the hand held LCD screen, you can select the pattern file you
wish to quilt, make any adjustments to it that you could normally do
on your PC, and sew it out including sewing the pattern again or
selecting another pattern. You can change the length, width, number
of repeats, the offset (for overlapping row patterns) and on and on.
Any commands that can be put in a pattern file can be answered on
You simply touch the screen buttons to choose an option or
use one finger to "poke in" any number your commands request (if
any). You are not required to use commands that cause the LCD to ask
questions - it is just a feature that allows you to change your
pattern, without any meaningful restrictions, right at the sewing
machine. Even the simpler "Math Help" options can be used from the
LCD. No expensive pattern manipulation or layout software is
required. You can use such software if you desire but it is not
needed in most cases.
That software is also not required to
digitize patterns - the PC Quilter
includes digitizing software. If you need more advanced digitizing
features, third party software which does that is recommended. If
you don't need them, the savings may pay almost half the cost of the
PC Quilter Remote Control.
The main features of the PC Quilter
Remote Control (PCQ-RC) are:
very affordable - see current price
does not require purchase of extra,
expensive pattern manipulation or layout software
uses high quality color touch screen
(LCD) and "state of the art", surface-mount electronics for
you can make all pattern adjustments
right at the sewing machine
you do NOT need to return to your PC
to make such changes or use expensive pattern layout or manipulation
software to make such changes - does not void your warranty because it
is made specifically for the PC Quilter
by Quilting Technologies
it is not a third party add-on device
that requires you to make unauthorized wiring changes to your PCQ.
does not require any installation
except to plug in the power supply and plug it into your PC (serial
port or USB). If you plug it into your PC's USB port, and you are
using a USB port for your PC Quilter,
you may need an inexpensive USB multi-port hub which most users
you do not need to copy your files to
any external device and carry it to your PCQ
you have access to all the pattern
files on your PC - not just access to a few patterns on an external
There is a minimal learning curve
because the software mimics the current PC Quilter software (it is
the same software you are using currently).
The PC Quilter Remote Control
works with our current model of PC Quilters
(electronics pcb version 4). In the near future, it will be available
for all past PC Quilters as well
(just needs more testing).
FEATURE - PC Quilter Remote Control
One purpose of the resize feature is to change the height and width of
a pattern to fit a space.
There are other capabilities using this feature with the PC Quilter. You can mark up to 20 points to define an odd shaped area.
Selecting a fill pattern screen, it will fill that area with the
desired choice of fill patterns (see fill pattern documentation). It
is suggested that after marking the points and selecting the pattern,
you do a draw before sewing. This to ensure that you know the
particular fill pattern you chose will produce the desired results
within the area you just defined.
To do the next area of the same shape, even if just a quilt block,
you do not need to define the points again. Once is all that is
You can also define an area for a panto or border using the same
process. The program will resize and calculate the number of repeats
to fill the space.
Click here for details
and step by step instructions:
RESIZE FEATURE WITH LCD (04_05_08)