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Quilting Modes of the Block Rockit’s Stitch Regulator

Quilting Modes of the Block Rockit’s Stitch Regulator
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The Block Rockit has a built in stitch regulator that has four different quilting modes: regulated precise, regulated cruise, manual, and baste.

What do they do? And when do you use them?

We discuss the modes here in this blog post: 

Quilting Modes of the Block Rockit’s Stitch Regulator

The Block Rockit has a built in stitch regulator that has four different quilting modes: regulated precise, regulated cruise, manual, and baste.

Precise: The needle will start stitching when you begin moving the machine. When you stop the machine, the needle will stop (you do not have to push the stop button). The faster you move the machine the faster the needle will move in order to maintain even stitches.  (This helps the free motion quilting learning curve to be a lot faster)

Cruise: When you stop moving the machine, the needle will continue to stitch until you press the stop button, but it will slow down (not lower than 5%).

 *In both Precise and Cruise, the Block Rockit will adjust its speed in order to keep a consistent stitch length

 Manual: You set the fixed speed of the machine. For a consistent stitch length, your movement of the machine needs to match the speed.

 Baste: For temporary stitching to secure your quilt layers. This is a great way to prepare a qulit for hand quilting, or if you take a quilt off before you are finished quilting with plans to put it back on the frame to finish later. 

What mode to use?

Free Motion Quilting: If you are a quilting beginner, start out with Precise. Practice until you are comfortable and then try Cruise and Manual.

Pantograph Patterns with Laser: Precise or Cruise

Pattern Perfect/Pattern Boards: Precise or Cruise

Straight Line Quilting: Precise or Cruise

Micro Quilting: Manual is best. This is because your machine is not moving a huge distance, so by being in manual, you will have smoother corners and circles. Although it is possible with the precise/cruise, it just may be easier in manual.

What is your favorite Block Rockit Quilting Mode? Please feel free to leave your feedback below! 


About the Author

Rachel graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a teaching degree in Family and Consumer Science. She went on to teach and train industrial sewing operators until 2012. She is now a stay at home mom and works part time from home for Kathy Quilts. She loves to travel, create things, watch movies, go to Disneyland, read, and spend time with her husband and kids.

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