ZJ Humbach

Getting Started with a Longarm Quilting Machine

ZJ Humbach
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There is so much to consider when looking at purchasing a longarm quilting machine. ZJ will help guide you through the process.
Learn the differences between your domestic machine and a longarm machine, the advantages of a longarm machine, and the limitations to consider before you invest in one.
Overwhelmed by the various options? Confused by hand-guided vs. computerized? Wondering what you really need? This segment will make you savvy in a hurry.
A new machine is a big purchase, but there’s more to buy than just the machine. Find out what additional tools and items you will need to get started and also to maintain your new machine.
Start out on the right foot by mastering the technical skills of longarm quilting. You’ll see how to quickly and efficiently load a quilt onto the machine each and every time.
Maximize your time and have less frustration by learning what and how to practice. Learn the secrets to becoming proficient at longarm quilting.
There’s nothing like having a reference library at your fingertips. ZJ shares her favorite longarm books with you that cover everything from set up to quilting for profit.
The bonus project is actually three different practice quilts that are perfect for trying out your new machine: a whole cloth quilt, a panel quilt, and a pieced quilt. Each is designed to quickly enhance your skills.
Meet your instructor, ZJ Humbach.
9 Lessons
2  hrs 5  mins

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about with longarm machines and been overwhelmed by the various options? ZJ Humbach is ready to help you out.

Between your conventional machine and a longarm machine there are so many differences, advantages and limitations. Learn about them as ZJ helps you decide which is best for you. She will cover the various options, explain the difference between hand-guided and computerized machines and help determine what will fit your needs.

Once you decide on the machine, you aren’t done. There are additional tools and items you will want to purchase to keep your machine running smoothly. ZJ will also provide you some of her insider tips on batting and thread and will also get into technical skills that will help get you started.

Just like anything else, practice on the longarm will only make you better. ZJ will share her secrets to becoming proficient in longarm quilting. Included in this class are three different practice quilts for you. Start off with a wholecloth quilt, try out a panel quilt, and then make a pieced quilt that you can use to show off your new quilting skills.

ZJ Humbach

ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads. ZJ has enjoyed machine sewing since age 12. She has a strong educational background in clothing construction, tailoring, and interior design plus a Master of Arts Teaching degree with an emphasis on curriculum development and adult education.

ZJ Humbach

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