Have you wanted to say “I made this quilt myself?” We offer longarm quilting rentals in our beautiful APQS quilting studio. Rent time on our APQS longarm quilting machines and finish your quilts. We have three APQS machines in our studio, and after you go through certification, you can rent our quilting machines to finish your quilts. If you are interested in purchasing a longarm machine, what a wonderful way to try before you buy! In our showroom we have Lenni, Lucey, and Millie.
The first step in renting is taking our rental certification course. This is a personalized half day class with Pam Kauppila. Cost is $150 plus materials. She will teach you everything you need to know to operate and care for the longarm quilting machine so you will be comfortable coming in and quilting your own quilt afterwards.
Here’s what you will learn:
You will learn how to load a quilt onto the longarm frame, adjust your tension, and do basic manual free motion quilting. We do this by stitching on a practice quilt sandwich and learn how to move the longarm and create free motion stitches. We will make a “quilt sandwich” out of a yard or so of solid fabric for the top, batting and backing. Feel free to bring in this fabric from home or you can purchase some at the shop. This first part takes about 2 hours. Then we typically break for lunch (bring a sack lunch). The second half of the class consists of you loading a quilt panel and quilting it. We have many small quilt panels for you to choose. They make a good keepsake for yourself, or you have a quilt ready for gifting!
The Rental Certification course is offered the second Tuesday of every month and is open for two people at a time. Sign up online at timefliesquiltandsew.com and go to the Calendar page. Click on the Rental Certification and pay online. If a different day is desired, contact that shop and we will try to accommodate.
After Certification is completed, you will be offered a savings bundle of hours to purchase quilting time. Lucey and Lenni rent for $25 per hour and Millie is $30 per hour. It's a good idea to schedule your first rental within 3 weeks of your certification class so you can be sure you don’t forget all you learn in class. For your first quilt project, it is recommended that you have a busy backing to hide your stitches. Experience has shown that people are much happier when they keep it simple.
If you have gone through certification and haven’t quilted in over a month or simply need to have assistance, there is a $25 courtesy fee for the additional staff time to help you.
We offer Valet Service!
Bring in your quilt to us the day before you have rental time and we will mount it in table for you for $25. It will save you time so you can get down to the fun stuff; the quilting!
See you soon!
Call Pam to schedule your certification class 906-401-0245 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org