Learn How To Longarm Quilt - Innova Certification Class, July 10 & 11
Time & Location
About the Event
Two Day Class: Wednesday & Thursday, July 10 & 11, 6-8pm
Have you ever wanted to try quilting your own quilt with a longarm quilting machine? We would love to show you how easy and fun it is! If you can doodle, you can free-motion quilt with our Innova longarm. Equipped with a Lightning Stitch Regulator, which makes every stitch you take look perfect, and a hydraulic lift table to make standing at the machine ergonomically correct for almost any height, you will be amazed at how simple it can be to get great results.
This class will cover all the basics of longarm machine quilting including preparing the quilt, loading the quilt on the frame, free-motion longarm quilting techniques, and maintenance of machine. Muslin will be provided for hands-on practice during class.
In addition, you will receive two free hours of longarm rental practice to be scheduled after your class. Please plan on completing your free practice within two weeks of class completion. Once you have the approval of Hello Stitch Staff, your certification will be good for 6 months. As long as you rent the longarm machine for 2 hours every six months, your certification will remain current.
*This class is a requirement if you want to rent the Innova longarm machine at Hello Stitch Studio. Longarm rental is $25 per hour with a minimum of two hours. (Members of Hello Stitch get a $5 discount off the hourly rate.) Longarm rental requires certification and the separate purchase of our $20 longarm kit consisting of a zipper leader which will enable you to prep your quilt at home for super fast quilt loading during your machine rental time.
Skill level: Beginner
Supplies: Everything included
Class Size: Maximum of 3 students
Learn how to:
- Prep your quilt
- Sew on the loading zipper
- Load the quilt sandwich on the machine
- Load a bobbin
- Prepare the machine for quilting
- How to get good tension
- Operating the machine
- Students will work together to prep and load a quilt
- The remainder of the class will be spent practicing on the machine
About the Instructor:
Natalie Ebaugh is the super-talented creator behind the eponymous line Natalie Ebaugh which specializes in quilted jackets, or "Quilts to Wear." She studied Fiber Arts and Experimental Fashion at the Maryland Institute College of Art, following her interest in soft sculpture, costume and fashion. She co-founded Good Omen Market and has helped organize similar events highlighting emerging artists and craftspeople. Before moving (back) to the Bay Area, Natalie was the Education Coordinator at Modern Domestic in Portland and taught longarm quilting there.
If you fall in love with this machine like we have and need to have one in your own home, come chat with us! We're Innova representatives and would love to help you make the dream of owning your own Innova a reality!
- Non-Member Registration$150$1500$0
- Member Only Registration$127.50$127.500$0