Working with a Longarmer video
Working with a Longarmer
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Many quilters choose to hire a quilt shop or longarm quilter to machine quilt the top, batting and backing together. Taking these steps to prepare your quilt for the longarmer will save you time, money and hassle!

In this Quilt & Sew Tips online video class tutorial brought to you by Annie’s Creative Studio, quilting expert Nancy McNally discusses must-know tips about how to make sure you get the best results from the longarm quilter you hire.

In this online video class, you’ll learn how to:
  • Plan ahead so you get your completed quilt back in time for any special events.
  • Prepare the quilt for the longarmer by squaring it up and trimming off excess threads.
  • Make sure the batting and backing are larger than the quilt top for ease of loading it onto the longarm machine.
  • Choose a suitable quilt design and thread to make your quilt extra-beautiful.