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Longarm Rental Certification Course

The goal of this hands-on class is to give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to quilt your own projects using our state-of-the-art equipment. Upon completion, you will be able to reserve time and quilt your own projects on our APQS longarm quilting machines. We limit these classes to 1 or 2 students so you'll have plenty of 

What we'll cover:
- Loading your quilt on the frame
- Thread, fabric, and batting choices
- Adjusting thread tension
- Quilting with paper pantographs
- Freemotion quilting
(This class does not cover computerized quilting or quilting with rulers.)

What to bring:
- A quilt top that's at least 44 x 50 but no larger than 60 x 70. Keep in mind this is PRACTICE--not the time to work on a family heirloom! Your practice quilt should allow you the freedom to experiment without any expectations for the outcome. They often make delightful doggy beds!
- Backing fabric that's at least 8 inches wider and 8 inches longer than your quilt top.
- Batting at least 8 inches wider and 8 inches longer than your quilt top.
- Pen/paper to take notes.
- A drink (WITH LID) and snack, if desired. We will not break for lunch.

On the day of your class:
- Wear comfortable shoes! We'll be on our feet most of the time.
- Have your backing fabric and batting ready in advance. We won't have time during class to shop for backing or cut batting.
- We will start on time so plan to arrive a bit early to get settled. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we'll reschedule.
- Don't be surprised if the sign on the door says CLOSED. The retail shop may not be open, but the door will be unlocked at least 15 minutes prior to class, so come on in!

You must cancel at least 3 calendar days before your class for a full refund. We only accept cancellations by phone at (217)732-4112. If we miss your call, leave a message indicating that you wish to cancel. We will not accept cancellations via text, email, or IM. If you cancel at least 24 hours prior to the class start time, your registration fee can be applied to a future session of the same class but will not be refunded. Cancellation with less than 24-hour notice or failure to attend the class will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No machine quilting experience needed. Experience in basic quilt piecing and sewing is helpful.
Instructor: Heather Barrick

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

Contact Us

Indigo Quilt Studio
129 S Kickapoo Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

Shop Hours

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 10 - 7
Wed - Fri: 10 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 2
Sunday: Closed