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Thread: My first longarm class!!

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    I went to my first longarm class at my LQS! It was a lot of fun, I am so excited to learn how to longarm. Anything beats trying to shove my poor quilt through the throat of my little Singer while being pin-pricked to death! I have learned that I have little-to-no fine motor skills. My second class is three hours, one-on-one with the teacher, then I will be able to go in and longarm my own quilts!! Now I am excited about the whole quilt, not just the piecing. Just had to share my excitement, have a great week everyone! ~Karen

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    Wow, how fun for you, I'm glad you had a good time, you will definitely enjoy quilting more since you get to use a long arm, that's great! Show us pics of your first longarm quilt.

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    That's great that your LQS does that with customers. I've heard on a shop about 2-3 hours away from me that does that but not my local shop.

    Good Luck!

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    Sounds like you had fun, and yes, be sure to post pictures.

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    I'm glad to have found your post. There's a LQS near me that has those classes too but I've never taken them.
    I'll be very interested in what you say about the next class etc.
    I agree with you that it would be lovely to be able to use a longarm myself.
    Good luck and I hope you have lots of fun!

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    How fun! I wish a shop around here did that!

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    Good for you! I am looking forward to your first quilt.

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    good for you karen and we all can't wait to see your first project on the long arm

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    I would love to take that class. But I fear that there are no quilt shops around here that do that. I think that if a sewing machine shop that sells long arms would offer classes and use of a long arm for a small fee that they would make a killing. mostly because many of us quilters would love to own a long arm but having access to rent time on one would be the next best thing for us. How many on here would be willing to pay like 20 dollars or so plus the cost of the thread to use a long arm to finish their own quilt? This is a good idea because it gets people to try the long arm and get that bug and maybe in the future purchase their own. Much like an embroidery machine for signing their quilts. This is something to suggest to your local sewing machine shop or LQS.

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    Hurray! So glad you enjoyed your longarm experience! When I first started I was told to "remember to breath while you're stitching". Relax and have fun!

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