All new renters are required to take our 3 hour Orientation class before scheduling rental time. We will discuss basic quilt design, batting, and thread. We will also instruct with hands-on tasks such as loading your backing, batting and quilt top onto the longarm rails, determining proper thread tension, basting the quilt plus reviewing features and the mechanics of the APQS longarm machine. Once the quilt components are loaded you will practice free-form designs. Next you will be instructed and practice the steps to use a pantograph. After finishing this class you will be confident to begin quilting your own quilts!
At Quilt YOUR Own, we understand that the longarm quilting machines can seem large and imposing! We are here to hold your hand through the fear and into that place of satisfaction from completing an entire quilt for yourself! We will always be available to help you during your rental sessions and you will receive a thorough orientation class that is strictly one-on-one with Nichole, a 2007 Professional Quilter Teacher of The Year Award Nominee.