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Day 1

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 HandiQuilter 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 all be answered in this great back to basics class.

Topics Include:
● The basics of machine and frame maintenance
● How to load a quilt onto a frame
● Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
● Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets
● Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils

 Free-Motion Quilting. You Can Do It!

Beautiful feathers are a mainstay of free-motion quilters everywhere, but sometimes you find yourself ready for
something a little different. In this class, you will learn how to build feathering skills to include new shapes and styles of feathers. Then, you’ll learn to easily customize them to your quilting projects, both as all over designs and in
designated spaces.

Topics Include:
● 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 2 

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.

Topics Include:
● Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
● Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
● Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
● Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers
● HQ VersaTool:  stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs

 Introduction to 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 consider a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with Pro-Stitcher.

 Topics Include:
● Overview of support resources available on-line
● 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 ™


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Handi Quilter Certified Instructor
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.