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Handi Quilter Virtual Class – Getting Started with Longarm Quilting

Date: Sept 15, 2021
A Block Away Quilt Shop - (956) 638-1961
2706 N 10th St, McAllen. $50.00 pp. (956) 638-1961. Level: Confident through Experienced Quilters

Unlimited participants, Instructor: Susan Manry, HQ Educator

Susan Manry is back – our favorite Handi Quilter Educator! And she is ready to work with you! So, are you interested in learning about longarm quilting? This great class is helps you learn what longarm quilting is all about. Then you get a show-and-tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. Starting with the basics of longarm quilting such as quilt prep, batting, thread, needles and so much more, you will learn what longarm quilting is all about. Then longarm machine basics will be covered - machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Common questions about everything quilting related - pantographs to stencils - will all be answered in this great back to basics class.

Topics Include:

  • Quilt top prepping and picking your backing
  • Auditioning, resizing with Quilter's Assistant Proportional Scale and applying quilt designs
  • The basics of batting and basting
  • Tackling threads, needles and tension
  • Stitch-in-the-ditch and meander quilting
  • The basics of machine and frame maintenance
  • Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
  • How to load a quilt onto a frame
  • Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
  • Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

You can attend from the comfort of your home, or you can join us here at the Shop!

Meeting information (link to class meeting) will be provided prior to the class date.

Wednesday, Sep. 15, 10:00am-3:00pm, breaking for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm, $50/person

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