MAD ABOUT QUILTS
LONGARM MACHINE RENTAL PROGRAM      

We recognize that there are quilters out there who want to complete their own quilting using a longarm quilting machine but don't have the space or funds to own a machine of their own. Our Longarm Machine Rental Program allows you to rent time on our APQS
Millenium or Lucey Longarm machines, in our studio, conveniently located near both Boston, MA and Providence, RI.

After completing a class to learn all the basics of how to operate the machine and load your quilt, you are then free to rent it and start quilting your own quilts.

(Need a refresher on how to prepare your quilt for Rental? CLICK HERE!)

Long Arm Machine Rental

Rental Fee:     $20/hr

Included in the rental fee:
-Our machine will be cleaned, oiled and ready for you to start.
-Your charges start at the time of your reservation. We recommend that you plan to arrive early enough to pick out patterns, etc. before your rental starts.
-We suggest that you schedule no more than 4 hours at a time, especially when doing free-style work.
-Use of the cutting table to square-up your batting and backing before quilting, or to trim your quilts after you are finished quilting, but please bring your own rotary cutter.
-Use of any pantograph patterns we have, and we are willing to order others if you find another design you would like to use.
-You are responsible for cleaning up after you are finished your session, including picking up loose thread, putting away tools, thread spools and general tidying up.

Zipper leads are required and are reusable. They reduce the time needed to load the quilt and can be put on at home to save rental time. One set is included in the cost of the Longarm Quilting Class. You will learn in class how to install the zippers on your quilt and see how useful they are when you are unable to finish your quilting in the current session. Simply unzip your quilt from the longarm machine, and make an appointment to come back another day. When you return, you zip your quilt back on and are ready to continue! Additional sets can be purchased for $26.99. 

Thread:To insure proper operation of our machine, we require the use of prewound bobbins and Superior brand cone thread. We carry cones of Superior thread in a variety of weights and colors and can order any color not on hand.  We also offer the use of our cones of thread. For every prewound bobbin used there will be a $1.00 charge.

Bobbins
: 4 prewound Bobbins are included in the cost of the Longarm Quilting Class. Additional bobbins can be purchased for $1.00 each.

Needles: 2 machine needles are included in the cost of the Longarm Quilting Class. Additional needles can be purchased for $1.00/needle.

Studio Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat, 10AM-8PM. Machine rental is by appointment with a 2 hour minimum; please call ahead to make your reservations.  If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment we ask for 24 hour notice.

Payment:  We accept Cash, Check, or Visa and Mastercard. There is a returned check fee of $30.00.

Long Arm Quilting Class Cost:     $75.00
This 2 hour class is a beginner hands-on, one-on-one class taught on our APQS Millenium Longarm stitch-regulated machine. You will learn how to prepare your top, batting and backing, load and baste your quilt, and the basics of using the machine. We will also cover using basic free-style movements and overall pantograph patterns: how to set them up on the machine, rolling the quilt using the pattern and following the pantograph pattern using the laser light. By the end of the class you will be able to quilt an overall design on your quilt.

We realize that it will take a few sessions to become completely familiar with the system, and are always present in the studio during your sessions. So relax and quilt-we're here to assist you along the way till you gain more experience.

What's included in class fee:

2 hour beginner one-on-one class

 

1 Zipper Set

 

4 Prewound Bobbins

 

2 machine needles

PREPARING YOUR QUILT FOR RENTAL: