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APQS Beginners Class – North Alabama
May 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT
The beginners class is designed to teach you the skills you need to complete a typical quilting project on your longarm quilting machine. The class teaches you: a) The principles of tension to include common tension problems and solutions; b) basic machine maintenance and recommended maintenance schedule for APQS model machines; c) how to manage quilt variables; d) thread types, characteristics and handling; e) details on different batting types and how to choose batting for your project; f) quilt backings: g) ways to load a quilt on a frame; f) how to set up and use pantographs and g) other basic quilting techniques to include borders, stencils, marking lines, block placement and stitching in the ditch.
Cost: The class is free within one year of the purchase of a new or certified used APQS machine, or tuition is $200 for all others.