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FREE Virtual Handi Quilter Longarm Class

This class is virtual! Debbie will send you the link before the class starts.

Learn about improv quilting, rulers, and the Pro-Stitcher (a computer-guided system for quilting) in this FREE two-day virtual class. Attend one or all four sessions. These classes are led by a longarm quilting expert, Megan Best, and this is a great opportunity to find out if longarm quilting is for you. Or learn how to take your quilting to the next level and beyond!

Saturday, November 21, 10 am to 12 pm

Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher: Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher. New owners – start here!

Topics Include: • Overview of support resources available on-line • Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog • Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm and Align • Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator • Overview of Pro-Stitcher Designer

Saturday, November 21, 1 pm to 3 pm

Pro-Stitcher: Expanding What You Know! Ready to move on to some more advanced Pro-Stitcher techniques? We’ll focus on more advanced techniques to take full advantage of all of the great features of Pro-Stitcher. We’ll set up a border, including corners, skew blocks to fit in any size of area, and set up edge to edge designs with wraps. Digitizing your own designs is a snap with Record or Mark and setting up triangles is even easier with our Triangle Skew.

Topics Include: • Borders with corners and chunking methods • Using all the Modify tab features • Chunking borders and quilting designs larger than your throat space • Triangle Skew • Digitizing your designs with Record

Sunday, November 22, 10 am to 12 pm

Jumping into Improvisation Quilting!  Have you ever wanted to try quilting in an improvisational style? This is a great class that will explore using improve techniques in quilting. Looking at your fabric motifs, block shapes, and even using surprising thread colors can all be used to quilt in unexpected ways. We’ll stretch your design choices and give you great ideas for completing your next quilting project.

Topics Include: • Drawing simple designs and transferring to your quilt • Using straight lines to create drama • Add unexpected designs to create a more modern feel • Use marked grids as a design foundation • Draw inspiration from fabric prints

Sunday, November 22, 1 pm to 3 pm

Ruler-of-the-Month Club - Interested in seeing what you can do with the new Ruler of the Month Club recent releases? This class explores all the great design combinations you can create with this set of 6 rulers. Everything from creating a classic block design to accomplishing a fabulous edge-to-edge design can be done with these versatile rulers.

Topics Include: • Ruler Safety Review – Handi Grip, Sure Foot & ruler base, stitch length, Precision or Cruise mode, needle down vs up • How to use the markings on the rulers • What shapes can I quilt with the rulers? • What else can I do with these rulers? • How to combine rulers to create a new design • Add fills to the ruler shapes, echo and repeat • Getting your hopping foot inside the ruler

Skill Details:
All Skill Levels
Instructor Name:
Megan Best
Instructor Bio:
National Educator for Handi Quilter

FREE Virtual Handi Quilter Longarm Class

Attend one or all four sessions!