Ever wanted to use your embroidery machine to quilt? Now you can, and make it look like a professional longarm!
This class will go over the basics on how to take a quilt and quilt it on your embroidery machine in a few different methods. It will include 1 free design in which to play with and use made for an 8" x 12" Hoop. We will also go over how to scan in and create your own designs if you have a "Top of the Line" with a quick video demo, and how to use purchased designs as well. We are very excited about this wonderful technique and how easy it can be using your embroidery machine. If you have one of the new Monster Snap Hoops, PLEASE bring it along! Those hoops save an amazing amount of time and effort!
You will need:
-An embroidery machine capable of doing AT LEAST an 8" x 12" Hoop.
-a "Quilt Sandwich" of at least 36" x 24" (Plain fabric with batting and backing. Leave the batting and backing bigger than the top by a few inches) DO NOT bring a beautiful quilt top if this is your first time doing this method. Scrap fabrics work best for a newbie!
-Your 8" x 12" Hoop or 9.5" x 14" Hoop.
-Thread and bobbin to match your quilt. You can use cotton thread. We prefer Aurifil. Your bobbin should match the weight of your thread. (You can wind them in class).
-Your Embroidery Arm
-Your Sewing Bobbin Case
Please call the store if you have any questions.
-All classes require a registration, whether or not they are for a charge. Walk-ins for classes are not allowed.
-Cancellations will not be refunded if within 24 hours before a scheduled class. Any class costing more than $49, 72 hours are needed. Any class equal or more than $149 is a week. Most of these larger events require us to order food and other items ahead of time. Classes that we cancel due to weather or other issues will be refunded to you no matter the timeframe. Persons registered cannot switch for another person without giving the store a call. We usually have a waiting list, so it would need to go to the list first.
-Please come with all materials needed for class. If you come unprepared, which will include materials being cut out or any other prep work, chances are you will not be able to participate in class.
-Machine rentals for classes are a first come first serve. You must call the store to reserve a machine. You may or may not get a specific model due to the style of the class or what we have available. You are still required to bring any other materials required in class with a machine rental.
Pricing is as following:
Kid’s Rental: Free
Sewing Machine: $10
Embroidery Machine: $20
Luminaire or Solaris: $25
-We ask that cell phones are silenced during class. If you need to take or make a call, please step outside the classroom area. It can be very disruptive during a class.
-Lessons must be scheduled. Unfortunately, we do not have the time to sit down for a lesson for any walk in, before or after a class. Classes require both set up and break down. Lessons when scheduled will not exceed an hour’s length. Lessons are free when it comes to the workings of your machine purchased with us. If you need a garment fitting, or another specialty lesson, a fee may apply.
-Please do not show up more than 15 minutes before a scheduled class. Classes than run more than 45 minutes over may have to have a reschedule date or lessons for those not finished.
-Classes with less than 2 people may have to be canceled. If this is so, you will be refunded your fee.