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Q 20 sit down and Q 24 on the frame are both available for $25 per hour. If support is required, Andrew’s time is also $25 per hour.
If you are an experienced free motion quilter very little support is required for the Q 20, bring a project and have fun. If you are not experienced with free motion quilting the Q 24 on the frame might be a better place to start.
If you are a beginner Andrew will load your quilt on the frame and give instruction that relates to your project and the operation of the machine. Make sure your back is a total of 10 inches bigger in both directions (if you quilt is 50” by 50” your back should be 60” x 60”). We have batting and thread for sale or you are welcome to bring your own. Loading the back on the frame goes quickly, about 15 minutes for a full-size quilt.
Free motion quilting is generally faster than using the Q-Matic (computer animation) and it may be easier to first learn the machine by doing a free motion pattern or straight-line stitching on your first project. Learning the machine basics, threading, winding the bobbin, bringing up the bottom thread etc. generally takes 30 to 45 minutes.
If you do not finish your project in the allotted time it can taken off the frame and very easily reinstalled on your next visit.
If you can think it, the Q Matic can quilt it. There are hundreds of edge to edge patterns and block templates available so that with some direction (an hour or so) you can be productive right away, but the program has great depth so that you can continue to learn far into the future. Be prepared to be amazed and be prepared to have fun.