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Handi Quilter 3-DAY Hands-On Truck Event!


JOIN US for a Handi Quilter Extravaganza! We are now able to host these events in-store! Spots are limited, and will go fast! Choose from 5 different classes, or BUNDLE & SAVE!

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Handi Quilter 3-DAY Hands-On Truck Event!

Held at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe in Sandy, UT.

Cost: $39/class or I WANT IT ALL! and SAVE! $149

Dates: January 28-30, 2021


Morning Sessions: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
*Lunch not provided

DAY 1 (AM/PM): Getting Started with Longarm Quilting

Are you interested in learning more about longarm quilting? This great class is a show and tell of all the best features of the Handi Quilter machine lineup. The basics will be covered, including machine and frame maintenance, loading a quilt, setting your tension, and picking the perfect thread to stitch out the perfect design. Questions about everything quilting related – from pantographs to stencils – will all be answered in this great back to basics class.

Topics Include:
• The basics of machine and frame maintenance
• Tensioning bobbins and longarm quilting machines
• How to load a quilt onto a frame
• Quilting pantographs, Groovy boards, and stencils
• Rulers, basic free motion, and Handi Gadgets

DAY 2 (AM): Expand Your Design Portfolio

Are you excited to expand your design portfolio but don’t know where to start? Beginning with meandering and moving on to other classic fills, we’ll spend time drawing and quilting these great textures in this class. Learning how to make all these fills continuously stitched gives you a usable selection of go-to designs for all your projects. Using large and small grids, learn how to scale your designs to give your quilts the perfect design every time.

Topics Include:
• How to choose a design style and pick the right fills
• Use crosshatching and other fills to create special effects
• Explore using designs at different scales – micro to large
• How to create a consistent design using grids and other methods
• Effectively use HQ Micro Handles and adjustable handle bars

DAY 2 (PM): Can’t Have Enough Rulers!

Do you love rulers? But are you still looking for new ways to use them? In this class, we’ll focus on building an inventory of design ideas using the HQ VersaTool and other HQ rulers. Point to point quilting using markings already on your quilt – like seams or corners – is a cinch with rulers. We’ll start with ruler basics, then move on to creating beautiful designs for your entire quilt.

Topics Include:
• Ruler basics: the right foot, ruler base and ruler
• Point to point quilting using the markings on the rulers
• Using a ruler for a design base on an entire quilt
• HQ VersaTool®: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
• Quilting around applique or embroidery with rulers

DAY 3 (AM): Step-by-Step Plans for Custom Quilting

Ever wanted to try custom quilting? Learn how to put together a whole quilt design – including borders, backgrounds and blocks – using some simple tips and tricks. By picking an overall theme for your designs, we’ll adapt the designs to fit in your quilting style. Everything from basic designs to modern updates on classics will be featured in this class for all skill levels.

Topics Include:
• Put together a custom design plan for your quilt
• Pick one motif and then find designs that complement it
• How to quilt borders and blocks larger than the quilting frame
• Auditioning designs using Preview Paper
• Tips and tricks for making your designs fit

DAY 3 (PM): It Ain’t All Cotton and Batting! (Other Ideas for Quilting on a Longarm)

Have you even wanted to break away from your quilting cotton and really see what your longarm can do? You can piece, quilt on unique fabric, bind your quilts and lots of other great time saving techniques on your longarm. Find out what your longarm can really do and get ready to get more projects done.

Topics Include:
• Cut away applique and “slap-lique” techniques
• Embellishing and couching
• Binding your quilts on the frame
• Projects from beginning to end
• Lots of great tips and tricks for your longarm

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