Depending on the complexity, most projects can be completed within 3-6 hours. On average, a twin-sized quilt can be done in one session. For larger projects, it is recommended you book the day.
If this is your first time using a longarm machine, an hour of your first rental will be instruction on how to load and use the machine. Topics covered include bobbin winding, loading a quilt, threading the machine, thread tension, basting your quilt, using a pantograph, tying off the threads, advancing your quilt, and finishing the last row. A smaller project is easier to manage when you are beginning than a larger one.
If you have used longarm machines elsewhere, 15 to 30 minutes of your first rental with us will be a quick run-down on how to use our machine. This is a great video to watch for a refresher on how to load a quilt onto our machine.
Please refer to our full list of guidelines here.
Pro tip: be sure to wear a good pair of comfortable shoes. Crocs come highly recommended! We have chairs that you may use for breaks, but keep in mind that you will mostly stand for 3 to 6 hours, depending on the rental you choose.
Please contact us if you would like to book multiple sessions or have any further questions.