Long Arm Workshop

To rent my APQS long arm machine, you’ll first need to complete a long arm workshop.

During the two hour workshop you will learn how to prepare and load all three layers onto the long arm frame, thread and operate the long arm machine, adjust your tension and then try your hand at some basic manual free motion quilting. I will show you how to align and stitch out an edge-to-edge design.

All supplies and worksheets are included.

£30.00 per person

Long Arm Rental

Once you have completed your long arm workshop you will be able to rent my APQS long arm machine either by the hour or by the day to complete your own quilts.

You should be able to quilt a full or queen sized quilt in approximately four or five hours.

All sessions are fully supervised and include a new needle and a single, solid coloured thread of your choice. There are additional charges for speciality threads and wadding.

You will also need to bring your own backing fabric and quilt top.

£15.00 per hour, minimum 2hr rental

£75.00 per day, 10am to 3.45pm (45 mins free rental)

Valet Service

If you would prefer to simply arrive and quilt, you can drop your backing fabric, quilt top (and wadding if you are supplying your own) off at least two days before your rental time and I will have your quilt loaded, your thread of choice in place and bobbins in the machine ready for when you arrive.

£15.00 per rental