Is your project too large to quilt on your home sewing machine? Come and rent one of the machines at Urban Spools so you can finish your project! You can rent either the HQ 18 Avante or the HQ Sweet Sixteen Sitdown machine.
The large 16” throat space is pure heaven after trying to quilt a large project on your home sewing machine. This machine is a “sit down” machine, meaning you move the quilt, not the machine. After a one time, 30 minute lesson for $45, you can rent this machine for $15 per hour to finish your project. You should arrive with your quilt basted and ready to stitch.
During your 30 minute lesson, you will learn how to thread the machine, set the tension, wind a bobbin and basic free-motion techniques. You will be practicing on material provided by Urban Spools Sewing Lounge. Once you feel comfortable, you will be free to begin working on your own quilt. There will be a thread charge of $10 to use Urban Spools thread, or you may bring your own. Don’t have the space to baste your quilt? You may use the studio to do that as well. Sign up for class.
The Avante is a longarm machine in the studio at Urban Spools. You do not have to baste your quilts prior to loading them on this machine. In order to use the Avante, you must take an Introduction to LongArm Quilting class. This class is 3 hours and you will learn how to thread the machine, set the tension, wind a bobbin, load a quilt and basic machine quilting techniques. You will practice on fabric provided by Urban Spools. During the practice time, several different techniques will be demonstrated. We use the Red Snapper loading system to speed up the time required to load your quilt, allowing you to “get stitching”! Sign up for class.
The class is $150 and once you have taken the class, you may rent the machine for $20 per hour. There will be a $10 thread charge per project. You may bring your own thread, but it will be subject to approval for use on the machine. Urban Spools has Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting available by the yard as well as 108” wide backings.