Rental Certification Class
Ready to rent our longarm machines to finish your quilts yourself? We have everything you need to be successful including all the goodies and gadgets to make it easy. To be qualified to rent by the hour you’ll need to take the Rental Certification Class.
What you will learn:
What you need to bring:
Our Rental Certification class is kept to no more than two students so you can focused attention. The class generally runs about 3.5 hours.
You will quilt your own quilt in the class so please bring something no larger than 55″ x 55″ and it should be something the dog will look very nice sitting upon. Leave your needle turned Baltimore Album masterpiece at home. 🙂 We want you to not worry if you make a mistake.
Please try to rent within a month of taking the class so the info is still fresh.
If you have not rented in a long while and think you need remedial help, it is available for $20.
Backing Fabric For Rentals
For the class you’ll need backing fabric that is at least 6″ bigger than your quilt top and batting that is at least 6″ bigger than your quilt top. So, if your quilt was 50 x50, you’ll need a backing fabric that is a minimum of 56″ x 56″. Of course, it could be bigger- just no smaller.
Keep in mind that we have over 130 bolts of 108″ wide backing fabrics hand selected for you!
Batting Fabric For Rentals
There are some battings that are simply too fragile to use on the frame and will drastically reduce your success and happiness with the final product. We sell a variety of great battings that perform perfectly on the frame and we know you’ll love them.
Please do not bring Fairfield brand or Mountain Mist brand or the JoAnne’s house generic brand. Most any other brand works great. Do NOT baste your quilt. Bring it in three separate layers as each element (top, batting, back) has to be mounted to its own pole.
Zippers For Rentals
In class we’ll show you how to use our zipper system to cut down on the amount of time it takes to load your quilt top. You can also purchase a set of zippers yourself so you can attach your quilt back to the zippers at home, which will dramatically decrease the amount of time you use loading your quilts to the frame. Click here for instructions on how to prepare your quilt for rental with the zipper system.