Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Long Arm Class

I took a beginning Long Arm class tonight. It was very imformative and made me realize how much work goes into quilting a quilt. This class just covered the basic information. It opened my eyes to the fact about how much time it takes just to load a quilt onto the frame to get it ready to quilt. I can understand more now why so many Long Arm quilters put a minimum charge on small quilts. Just as much work to load a small quilt as there is to load a big one. Fun class with loads of information. Til next time....

3 comments:

Suzan said...

My sister and I were similarly enlightened after we loaded our first quilt! Now that minimum charge makes a lot more sense.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

THANKS for the 1st-person response! Meaning---sometimes we see someone do something (be it long-arming, playing basketball, pushing their own wheelchair, etc) and it looks SO EASY! However, as soon as you find yourself in their shoes, the world has suddenly changed the level of difficultly to "Did you really think you could do this, smarty pants??"

Everytime I see a long-arm machine, I am QUITE intimidated! That set up looks SO monsterous! I have never tired any long-arm, have not placed a quilt in a frame, nothing! But I can only imagine it is MUCH MORE difficult that I imagine it to be.

I respect what long-armers can do, and your post confirmed that respect!

Linda said...

Susan and Amy, thanks so much for commenting...I thought (at first) a minimun charge was kind of bold on the part of the LA quilter but now I say, they need to raise the charges on the minimum! Wow, I did not realize until I started doing this that there is alot of work to this. Anyway, it certainly changed some of my thinking! Hugs, Linda

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