Monday, October 3, 2016

Long Arm Quilt Class

My first long arm quilting class!  Boersma's brought in Jamie Wallen to teach long-arm quilters how to use his rulers and designs.  I was thrilled to head over to McMinnville for a few days of classes and camping in our trailer in the middle of wine country.

I was afraid that the class would all be geared toward people with the stand up frame, and since I have the sit down version, the techniques are somewhat different.  But I was pleased with the instructions.  And I scored some rulers!  Oh yes, lots of them.

Thanks to one of my quilting friends, who lent me her rulers, I had an idea of what I wanted before I took the classes.  Jamie has developed quite an array of rulers both for quilting (1/4" thick) and for designing.  His company is called Quilter's Apothecary and you can order any time from him on line.  He has a lot of other cool gadgets too.  If  you get a chance to take a class from him, do it!  He's wonderful.

Here's what I bought: bobbin case dewarper, circles and ovals starter set, straight and curved starter set, one longer ditch ruler, can of tacky spray.  That should do it for now!

I also found some material in the quilt store that I couldn't pass with the class discount.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It looks like you are totally stocked for all sorts of ruler work designs! I'm glad you had such a great experience!