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CL0127M: Longarm Club



Lesson #1-Jan. PROPER PREP and LOADING
-How to ensure your leaders are installed square and straight
-How to use the zipper load method for complete accuracy and flexibility
-How to square backing and prep for loading
-How to start and keep your quilt top squared to the frame
-How to prevent quilt top from shifting

Lesson #2-Feb. CLEANING YOUR MACHINE
-How to best clean all parts of your machine
-How a dirty machine can alter stitch quality and cause damage to your machine or quilt
-Tips to keep your machine clean that you won't find in any manuals
-Oil, oil, oil

Lesson #3-Mar. THREAD
-Why I am a thread snob
-Learn how thread is made
-Learn why thread is the 2nd most important investment you can make,
  with your machine being #1
-Learn how to read labels when purchasing thread
-Learn the purpose of every thread guide on your machine

Lesson #4-Apr. NEEDLES
-Learn the anatomy of a needle
-Learn why choosing the right needle is so important
-Learn why overused needles can cause stitch quality issues and how 
  they can damage your machine

Lesson #5-May TENSION
-Learn to diagnose the difference between a threading problem and a tension problem
-Learn what to do BEFORE turning the tension knob
-Learn how far to turn that tension knob

Lesson #6-June SPEED SETTINGS
-Learn why you have so many speed settings and when to change it
-Learn the difference between regulated mode and manual mode
-Learn how to create custom settings that work for you and the type of quilting you prefer

Lesson#7-July-BATTING
-Learn how batting is made
-Learn what type of batting to use for each quilt
-Learn how batting directly impacts your tension and how to adjust accordingly
-Learn about washing, drying, shrinkage and care

Lesson#8 Aug.-TROUBLE SHOOTING
-Learn the difference between skipped stitches and long stitches
-Learn about thread breakage causes and fixes
-Learn to identify "funny" noises coming from your machine
-Learn the 5 things to check in the bobbin when stitch quality issues occur
-Learn how to check that all electronics are functioning correctly

Lesson #9 Sept.-TRANSFERRING DESIGNS TO YOUR QUILT TOP
-How to appropriately mark on light and dark fabrics
-Learn about the best erasable markers to use
-Learn how to resize a design to fit a larger or smaller area
-Learn to make your own templates using Bridal Tulle netting

Lesson #10 Oct.-REPAIRING A TEAR IN A QUILT
-How to make a creative patch to cover the tear
-How to repair the tear with a product used for bonding the fabric fibers back together
-How to replace the torn section of the quilt 
-How to repair the backing fabric
-Repairing or replacing the batting in the quilt

Lesson #11 Nov.-AVOIDING THE TOP 10 MISTAKES QUILTERS MAKE
-Loading machine incorrectly
-Pulling quilt fabric too tightly
-Quilting a design that doesn't compliment the quilt
-Wrong scale of design to fill an area proportionately
-Not quilting to the same density throughout the entire quilt
-Asking for opinions

Lesson #12 Dec.-SUPER SIMPLE STIPPLE
-Begin the adventure of free motion quilting
-Learn how to "stipple" which is the foundation design to all other free motion designs
-Learn to keep spacing and scale consistent
-Learn how to easily fill a space without getting stuck in a corner or leaving a gap
-Learn how to fill around applique





























CL0127M: Longarm Club

Cost:
$ 300.00