In June of this year we purchased a Gammill long arm quilting machine for free motion quilting. This long arm differs from our Gammill Statler Stitcher which is used for our long arm quilting service. We offer this service to our customers who want a professional quilting their quilts.
But if you always wanted to quilt your own quilts but didn’t want to do the quilting on your domestic machine (your home sewing machine) this just might be the answer you’re looking for. To become familiar with how to operate the machine you must take a mandatory six hour class. These classes are offered each month during the weekday, evenings and/or weekends. Some classes are 2 hour classes taken 3 times or they may be 3 hour classes taken 2 times. Either way you receive 6 hours of training. Once you have taken the class, you can begin to quilt on your own and rent the machine during our regular store hours for $15.00 per hour. This rate will increase to $20.00 per hour on January 1, 2015.
Have you already taken our class but haven’t rented the machine? Why? Are you feeling nervous? Intimidated? Just haven’t done it? For those of you in this boat, we are offering a free refresher class on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00pm or Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:00am. Also Margaret will be available in the long arm studio on Thursday, November 6 and Thursday, November 13. Having Margaret right in the studio with you, will give you the support you might feel you need. You’ll find out you remembered more than you thought you did! And you’ll begin having fun quilting your own quilts !
Having the free motion long arm has also given us the opportunity to offer more classes for anyone who wants to learn different free motion designs and techniques. Mandy Applebee is teaching these classes. You do not need to take our rental class to take Mandy’s classes. Why? Because Mandy is right there with you supervising your use of the machine. Do you own a mid-arm machine? Do you want to expand your repertoire and knowledge? Take one of Mandy’s classes ! She is a very knowledgeable teacher and has won many awards for her free motion design work.
Grab the opportunity to learn from her !