We are bringing back the Handi Quilter van! This van event will be live and in person at the store. We are thrilled to have Handi Quilter's National Educator with us. Space is quickly filling up so sign up soon to reserve your spot!
DAY ONE, Morning: Getting Started with Longarm Quilting
Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related--from pantographs to stencils--will be answered in this great back-to-basics class.
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
DAY ONE, Afternoon: Free Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!
Ready to tackle free-motion quilting? It's as easy as starting with a few simple shapes! By beginning with drawing, you can develop an inventory of free-motion designs that you can stitch out continuously. Fun fills, creative borders, and easy blocks will all be demonstrated. Quilting out beautiful designs using free-motion techniques will take your skills to the next level.
Drawing basic free-motion designs in a continuous line
Scaling fills for backgrounds
Creating your own edge-to-edge designs
How to fill borders evenly
Micro quilting and using different feet
DAY TWO, Morning: Introduction to the Pro-Stitcher
Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive, computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher.
Overview of support resources available online
Overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog
Place a block design using Skew, Resize, XForm, and Align
Demonstration of the Pro-Stitcher Simulator
Overview of PS Designer
DAY TWO, Afternoon: Can't Have Enough Rulers!
Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we'll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point-to-point quilting using markings already on your quilt--like seams or corners--is a cinch with rulers. We'll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt.
Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base, and ruler
Point-to-point quilting using the markings on the rulers
Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
HQ VersaTools: stitch in the ditch, cross hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers
|Skill Level: ||Beginner|
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|Instructor: ||Ashley Coffey|
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