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Machine Rental Program

S&B Quilting Studio offers customers an opportunity to rent a HandiQuilter to quilt their own quilts. This is a good opportunity to decide whether long arm quilting is for you.

In preparation to rent a machine, each quilter needs instruction to properly, safely and successfully use the machines. The instruction class will cover the areas listed below. This usually takes 3-4 hours to complete. During the class you will be provided with instruction, demonstration and the time to try each area of operation. Sheryl or Betsy will work with you until you are ready to quilt a simple free motion quilt top. After you have completed the course, you are prepared to rent the machines at an hourly rate. It is important that you begin hourly rental within 2 weeks of your instruction. If you don’t use what you learn within a short time, you would need to be retrained. “Use it or lose it!!!”

You will be taught:

  • Quilt preparation
  • Load the quilt
  • Machine on and off
  • Needle up and down function
  • Touch Screen display and functions
  • Thread the machine
  • Fill the bobbin
  • Check tension on bobbin and top thread
  • Bring up the bobbin thread
  • Tie off top thread
  • Clean and oil bobbin area between changes
  • Choose and set stitch length in regulated mode
  • Manual mode options

 Especially for the Sweet Sixteen

  •  Foot control
  • Preset speeds

S&B will provide:

  •  Thread
  • Practice quilt top


Classes scheduled to accommodate individual students. Call to make arrangements.  Class cost: $75.00

Hourly rental cost: $20.00/hour

Credit Cards accepted