Beginner Longarm Rulers and Templates

Our Beginner Longarm Rulers and Templates class will show you how to design, draw, then quilt with longarm rulers and templates.  You will learn to use longarm templates and rulers with simple cross hair line markings from templates and quilt directly on the surface of your quilt following the cross hairs from the templates and rulers.  At the end of the class you will have used a variety of rulers or templates to create a finished, ready-to-bind-and-label quilted sandwich.

The class is 5 hours, from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including a break for lunch. (Please bring your lunch.)

Leann McClain

Leann McClain

Our instructor, Leann McClain of La Grange, TX is a professional longarmer and also Director of Music for Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Giddings, Texas. Her professional longarm career began in 2013, with the purchase of an APQS Millie. Leann’s clients include The Quilted Skein, the quilt shop in La Grange, noted most recently for the 2016 Block of the Month program: “La Dolce Vita”. Her “Fandango Transformation” quilt was published in “Machine Quilting Unlimited” magazine’s September/October 2015 issue. Book now.

Supplies and preparation are required:
♦ A simple 4 patch or 9 patch completed quilt top quilt, ready to be drawn and quilted on. The quilt should be no larger than 50″ wide and 20″ in length, perfect for a table runner. We recommend keeping it as simple as possible with open spaces for you to practice filling with rulers and templates. Borders and sashing are optional.  Please also bring your batting and backing sized to be 6″ bigger than your top. 

♦ Drawing paper, sketchbook, or sketchpad large enough to sketch designs. Leann likes to use printer paper and fold it to get centered guide lines
♦ Pencil for sketching
♦ Blue painter’s tape for nested rulers / templates
♦ Your choice of water erasable pen, air erasable pen, or chalk pencil for marking placement lines on your quilt (Available for purchase at the Studio)
♦ Straight ruler (1/4“ thick) (Available for purchase at the Studio)
♦ Quilting rulers / templates with reference marks – 1/4″ thick. Choose 2 or 3 of the following shapes: heart, diamond, square, round, or oval. (Available at the Studio)
♦ Optional: Glade brand “Press ‘N Seal” and fine point Sharpie marker. You can find this in the grocery store (for tracing and visualizing designs on blocks before stitching – this can also be placed on top of a quilt and stitched over)

♦ Price: $115. A non-refundable of $25 deposit required 
♦ Four students maximum
♦ Length: 5 hours – 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM with 30 mins for lunch
♦ Supplies and a quilt top are required. Please see above. Most are available at our Studio
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