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Long Arm Certification Class - 2 Hours at 119 King St. West, Watergirl Quilt Co. Education Centre

The Long Arm Certification Class is $75 per person and with two people sharing the machine, in a hands-on, two-hour class. Choose your session from the list of dates. We supply the quilt tops, backings, thread and batting.

In the class you will learn how to load your quilt and the basics of using the machine, such as bringing up the thread from the bottom, starting and ending, adjusting thread tension and basting the quilt. We will cover basic free motion quilting such as all-over loops, swirls, and meandering.  

By the end of class you will be ready to rent the machine to free motion quilt your own quilt top. Our machine has a ruler base for ruler quilting as well.

Once you’ve taken the Long Arm Certification Class, we invite you to rent our long arm machine by the hour and get those quilt tops made into quilts! Please note that there is a 3 hour minimum rental when you load your own quilt or a 2 hour minimum rental if you choose to use our valet loading for $25.

Our Handi Quilter Amara rents for $25/hour. The fee includes Aurifil thread.  Machine rental is by appointment. At this time, we DO NOT offer pantograph quilting.

You will need to bring in your own tops and backs to quilt after you have taken the class. We do sell batting on the roll, so you may purchase batting from us, or you may bring in your own.

Our machine will only be rented out to those who have taken the Long Arm Certification Class.

Class Cancellation Policy

  • Watergirl Quilt Co. may cancel a class due to insufficient enrolment. Upon cancellation of a class, we will contact you by phone and/or email.You will then have a choice to transfer your payment to another class or receive a refund.
  • If you cannot attend a class and need to cancel, Watergirl Quilt Co. will refund your class fee less $10 if notified at least 14 days prior to the class; 
  • You may let another person attend, in your absence, if desired.
  • In the event of an instructor falling ill, we will reschedule the class.You will then have the option to receive a refund or transfer to another class.




Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Come with a willingness to try new things!
Materials Included: All supplies needed are included.
Requirements: Please bring a notepad with blank paper for drawing and writing on, pencil and thread snips, preferably on a lanyard. These scissors and lanyards are available at our shop.
Instructor: Michelle Peters
Instructor Bio: Michelle is the owner of Watergirl Quilt Co. She loves to do free motion quilting and encourages quilters to try new things and to keep practicing to improve your skills.
Includes quilt top, backing, batting, thread and handouts

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.