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(Needles, Tension,Threading, Cleaning, Loading, Basic Rulers & Stencils)
Join us for a training class on the basics of longarm quilting. We will review the care and maintenance of the machine and will introduce various ways to apply your designs to your quilt. You will learn the theory of stitch formation and how the right combination of threads, needles and tension adjustment can have you creating beautiful stitches.
Once you learn the techniques in this class, you will love pantographs. You will learn how to use a pantograph on borders and for edge-to-edge quilting. Learn how to use the laser light, how to place the pantograph correctly, how to advance the quilt with correct spacing, how to line up an interlocking pattern and stitch out multiple passes. In addition, you will learn how to place borders and the technique of stitching out the side borders.
Don't let the tension of tension get you down. We have the cure for you. Join us to find out how easy adjusting the tension on your HQ quilting machine can be. You will learn how to use a variety of thread weights and types, from cotton to polyester, from monofilament to metallics, even silk. When you figure out tension, you're in control. By the end of this class you'll feel at ease adjusting the tension with any kind of thread.
Learning the art of feathering is easier than you think. Spend time with us perfecting your feathers. This interactive class teaches you to draw and then quilt feathers and will give you a greater perspective of how feathers are formed and their importance in your quilting. Join us for some feathering fun. Quick and Easy Trapunto.
Quick and Easy Trapunto
Enjoy a lecture on traditional trapunto (a time-consuming process), then learn a simple hands-on trapunto application that can add just a touch of extra dimension to your quilts.
Come join us for a fun-filled retreat in the Handi Quilter Studio!