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Ultimate Longarm Machine quilting

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The Ultimate Guide To Longarm Machine Quilting by Linda V. Taylor shows everything you need to know about using long-arm quilting machines for professionals or beginners.

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Long-Arm Machine Quilting by Carol A Thelen brings you all the all the information you need to purchase or use a long-arm quilting machine.


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The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting

 

The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting

Author: Linda V. Taylor
Pages: 139
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C&T Publishing

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  • How to Use ANY Longarm Machine
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From maintenance to custom designs to advertising, here is everything you need to know about using longarm quilting machines. Whether you're a professional, a beginner, just starting to think about a quilting machine, or wanting to hire a machine quilter to finish your quilt, you need this indispensable guide at hand each step of the way.

  • Learn the basics—how the process works, advice on tools, supplies, and accessories, and a glossary of terms
  • Complete information on pantograph (all-over) designs, custom quilting, and freehand techniques
  • An overview of the business of longarm quilting, with guidance on pricing, customer relations, copyright, and more
  • 38 pages of original pantograph patterns, 2 quilt projects, and a gallery of beautiful quilts from longarm quilters

"Linda shares all! Her years of stitching and teaching enable her to share invaluable information in this complete guide. The quilts in the gallery are a great inspiration. Where was this book when I bought my long arm machine? Well done, Linda!"

—Georgia Bonesteel, professional quilter, teacher, author, host of Lap Quilting television series

"Whether you want to buy a longarm machine, learn to set-up and operate one, run your own business, or hire a longarm quilter to quilt your quilts, this book will guide you. Linda's beautiful sharing spirit nurtures the creative soul!"

—Hari Walner, designer, quiltmaker, author

Table of Contents:

What This Book is About
6
Chapter Five 
Glossary of Longarm Quilting Terms
7
Freehand Techniques 
Chapter One  Whole-Cloth Wallhanging
66
Quilting Machines  Simple Sashing Ideas
69
Longarm Quilting—How Does It Work?
9
Background Quilting Techniques
70
Tools and Supplies
14
Chapter Six 
Chapter Two  Longarm Quilting as a Business —Starting a Business or Hiring a Professional Longarm Quilter 
Quilt Set-up  Getting Started—The Groundwork
74
Loading the Top, Backing, and Batting
23
Possible Services
77
Chapter Three  Professionalism—Work Order
81
Overall Quilting Techniques  Other Professional Matters
83
Pantograph, Edge-to-Edge, or Overall Quilting
34
Patterns
86
Multiplying Patterns
45
Pricing
88
Basting with the Longarm Machine
46
Where to Advertise Your Services or Find a Longarm Quilter
92
Overall Freehand Meandering
46
Professional Attitude
95
Chapter Four  Chapter Seven 
Custom Quilting (Enhancing the Piecework)  Longarm Body Care—Simple Exercises  
Overview of Set-up and Progression on Custom Quilts
48
Posture
98
Borders and Corners
50
Stretching
98
Stitching in the Ditch
59
Strengthening
99
Quarter-Inch Stitching
61
  
Stitching Around Appliqué Motifs
61
Gallery of Quilts
101
Setting Designs in the Quilt
62
Sources/Bibliography
133
Other Options
64
Index/Index of Patterns
135
Diagonal Lines
64
About the Author
138
Using Acrylic Template Tools
65
Patterns
139

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Long-Arm Machine Quilting OUT OF PRINT-SOLD OUT

Long-Arm Machine Quilting
The Complete Guide to Choosing, Using and Maintaining a Long-Arm Machine

Author: Carol A. Thelen

Pages:127
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: That Patchwork Place

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Long-Arm Machine Quilting

The Complete Guide to Choosing, Using and Maintaining a Long-Arm Machine

Now all the information you need to purchase and use a long-arm quilting machine is at your fingertips!

  • Compare the features of 15 popular models so you can make an educated buying decision
  • Start machine quilting today with step-by-step lessons for stippling, meandering, grid quilting, semi-freehand quilting, and more
  • Save time and money with tips for machine maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Gain expert advice on choosing the best threads and batting for professional results

Get up to speed on what your machine can do, or find the machine that best suits your needs!

"This book is a great resource for any long-arm machine quilter—from the person who is beginning the process of buying a machine to the quilter with many years of experience. Even those who don't want to purchase a long-arm machine will gain a better knowledge of these machines and the beautiful results quilters can create with them."

Cindy Roth, Director, Longarm University, Inc.™

Table of Contents:

Introduction
5
Chapter Four 
Chapter One  Supplies
32
The Quilting System
7
Needles·Thread·Batting 
Manufacturers of Long-Arm Quilting Systems· Training· Electronics Manufacturers· Long-Arm Machine Models Comparison Chapter Five 
Before You Begin Quilting
37
Choosing Backing Fabric· Squaring Up the Backing· Planning Your Quilting· Choosing Quilting Designs· Your Portfolio and Design Ideas
Chapter Two 
Long-Arm Functions and Features
14
Chapter Six 
Machine Functions·System Features·Test Drives The Basics of Using Your Quilting System
43
Marking the Roller Leaders· Loading the Quilt·Clamping the Quilt·Bringing Up the Bobbin Thread·Threading the Machine· Securing the Stitches·Ripping Out Stitches·Clipping Crossover Threads·Stabilizing the Quilt·Turning the Quilt· Unloading the Quilt
Chapter Three 
Tools and Accessories
26
Tools for the Front of the Machine·Tools Attached to the Table·Zipper Leaders·Lighting

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