HandiQuilter Machine Rental
We are proud to offer machine rental time on our sit down (HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen with optional Tru-Stitch regulator) and our Longarm (HandiQuilter Amara or Infinity, with Pro-Stitcher computerized quilting) machines. If you are interested in setting up time, give us a call or come in to schedule and reserve your time. Please review and complete the Sit Down Machine Rental Agreement or the Longarm Machine Rental Agreement prior to your quilting session.
- Sessions available Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-4pm
- Call for availability of evening and weekend rental times
Only HandiQuilter “M” class bobbins can be used on the HandiQuilter machines. Use of our bobbin winder to wind bobbins is included in rental time. Additional bobbins can be purchased from us.
We have a variety of batting that can be purchased or bring in your own batting. Just ask prior to your scheduled quilting session and we can help you find what will work best with your project.
We have a variety of fabric including extra wide backing. Bring in your own backing or purchase it from us. Just ask prior to your scheduled quilting session if you need assistance with backing fabric.
It can get noisy working in an area with multiple quilting machines running. If you think the noise will bother you, we recommend bringing in a pair of headphones and listen to music.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can’t finish in one session?
We will work with you to help determine a time frame and number of sessions but it will depend on the speed and the density of your quilting. As you progress, you should become more accurate in gauging time. If you do not finish in your estimated timeframe and require more time, additional time can be purchased for the next available time slot. Other customers may be scheduled and we want to be respectful of everyone’s time. We strongly recommend using the valet service for Amara rentals. If you need more than 1 session for the Amara we can valet the quilt for each session.
What if I haven’t finished my quilt at the end of my session?
If you are close to finishing, you may be able to extend your session. If you extend your session, the cost will be $20.00 per half hour past your session time when available
. If you are not close to completion or if extra time is not available, you will need to schedule additional rental time in order to complete your project. Be sure to estimate more rental time for yourself for incidentals that may occur during your quilting time.
How skilled do I need to be rent time on the quilting machine?
You need to have basic machine quilting experience and we will teach you how to operate the machine. Please check our class schedule for classes regarding free motion and/or longarm machine quilting techniques.
Can I bring my friend to watch or help?
We have limited space in which the machine is set up. We will be around and able to help you should you need assistance. Additional people will only crowd and hinder the process, so we ask that you do not bring anyone with you.
I found some long arm needles on Amazon. Can I use them?
To ensure proper set up of the machine, we will only utilize our own needles.
Why is there a needle break cost?
Typically, a broken needle is the result of the needle coming in contact with a solid surface or by general misuse of the machine. Due to this, a thorough check by our qualified technician will be required. Any additional damage cost associated with a broken needle may be assessed to a user once the full extent of any damage is determined.