Online Class

A New Look at Longarm Quilting

Free!

Love your longarm! Get into a quilting groove as you enhance your longarm skills. Plus, learn longarm techniques for binding, appliqué and so much more.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 6 Steaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Stitch projects of any size without tiresome quilt wrangling, and finish more fabulous quilts yourself! Alongside professional longarm quilter Mandy Leins, you'll discover tips for setting up your longarm machine and positioning your body so you can quilt longer without fatigue. Learn a simple yet ingenious way to audition designs and stabilize a quilt sandwich quickly, before taking a tour of fun quilting games that make building your longarm skills a joy. Working with two included patterns designed by Mandy, or your own quilt top, you'll also see how to handle quilting in narrow bands, sharp corners and areas of negative space. Plus, learn to appliqué and bind quilts using your longarm.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!
00:51
Overview of how to use your FREE mini class!
2. Introduction
09:49
3. Ideal Quilting Environment
17:55
4. Building Confidence
09:44
5. Sample Project
23:52
6. Taking Longarm to New Places
11:05

Taught by

Mandy Leins
Mandy Leins
Mandy Leins was hooked on quilting after making her first Rail Fence quilt 11 years ago using her grandmother's 1943 in-cabinet Singer. Since that first quilt, Mandy's passion for quilting and teaching has turned into a business. A professional longarm quilter and pattern designer, Mandy's first two patterns were published in <i>Modern Quilts Unlimited</i> and one, "All Together Now," was juried at the Machine Quilters Exposition. Formerly, Mandy worked as a classical archaeologist and the ancient world continues to influence and inspire her quilt designs.
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