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Longarm 101

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Want to rent the Handi Quilter Longarm but don't know how to use it?


Come and take this class before you ever step up to the machine. This class will prepare you to do free-motion quilting on your quilt.


You will also learn to operate the machine safely and to get a feel for how it works.


Get tips and tricks on how to load your quilt onto the machine and other valuable "how-to" information.


***This class is required prior to renting the machine. It is important to start renting the machine and quilting within one month of the class to retain what you learn. If you do not rent the machine for longer than 30 days, you will need to take a refresher class to brush up on how to use the rental.*** The price includes Longarm 101 (a four-hour, hands-on class), up to six hours (one day) of Handi Quilter rental (must be completed within 30 days), and the starter kit* of supplies you will need to use the machine. This is a great deal and you are saving money over purchasing everything separately.


*The starter kit includes a bobbin case, three bobbins, a package of needles, and the leaders and special pins needed to quickly load your quilt on the Handi Quilter (HQ) machine. By loading the leaders at home, you will be able to start quilting within minutes of arriving, thus saving money! You will also receive 15% off the purchase of other recommended supplies (see supply list) if you purchase any of them within the first thirty days of attending class.

Download Class Supplies List

To continue to keep our staff and customers healthy, we ask you to follow these guidelines:

1. Please wash your hands at our hand-washing station or use the hand sanitizer provided at the entry of either the fabric or machine sales floor. 2. If you are not feeling well or have had a recent Covid-19 exposure, please shop with us online at 3. We will continue to offer porch pick up and shipping services for anyone who does not feel comfortable shopping in-store. 4. We will continue to support our quilting community and ask that everyone follow our lead in supporting our employees and fellow quilters who choose to continue to wear a mask for their own personal reasons. 5. If you are at risk and need assistance, please let us know so we can do the best we can to accommodate your needs.


Materials Included: hands-on class, starter kit, and up to 6 hours of quilting time
Includes starter kit, class, and up to 6 hours of quilting time

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.