Rental Services

Cindy's free-hand techniques on our APQS machine

Cindy used new free-hand techniques on our APQS machine

Have you wanted to completely create your quilt, from design and fabric selection to the final stitch of your binding? Renting time on our top of the line longarm quilting machines will make your experience easy and satisfying. We can give you that experience by using one of our premier APQS longarm machines. (Ready to rent?)

To see creative quilting done by our renters, please go here.

To insure your confidence and skill, we require that before you begin your own precious project, we guide and teach you the techniques of using the machine on our charity pieces. Our Rental Certification Class will make you comfortable to tackle your own project with ease and skill.

If you have questions about the mechanics of using an APQS longarm quilting machine, please see our How_To page.

APQS Longarm Quilting Machines you can rent

When you rent time on one of these machines, you will be guaranteed a clean, up to date, well-maintained APQS longarm system, with a new needle, bobbin and top thread of your choice from our supply. 

Millie30 with Quilt Path (rent time on Millie30 with Quilt Path) – Our Millie30 has all the features of our top-of-the-line Millie machine (see below) PLUS extra inches of throat space! With a deeper throat you’ll be able to complete quilts faster and incorporate even bigger design elements. This timeless, treasured longarm machine will bring you a lifetime of quilting enjoyment.

Quilt Path, APQS’ computerized quilting system, is on our Millie30.

Rental time on Millie30 is $25.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Rent time on Millie30 with Quilt Path.

Millennium with optional Quilt Path (rent time on Millie) – Top of the line APQS machine on a 12’ table which accommodates a king sized quilt. Stitch regulated Millie has an automatic fabric advance, hydraulic lift to accommodate a variety of heights, vertical and horizontal channel locks, and Quilt Glide, a premier feature allowing the experienced quilter to toggle between manual and stitch regulated mode for more precise detail work. Millie has an under the quilt thread cutter.

Millie is the machine you want to rent to do precise horizontal quilting.

Quilt Path, APQS’ computerized quilting system, is available on our Millie.

Rental time on Millie is $25.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Rent time on Millie.

Lucey with optional Quilt Path (rent time on Lucey) – Top version of our entry level machines boasting a 26” throat space allowing for less turns and more quilting space. Lucey is housed on a 12’ table which will accommodate a king sized quilt. Lucey is stitch regulated with user controlled stitch length. Lucey is manually advanced and is on hydraulic lifts to accommodate a variety of heights.

Quilt Path, APQS’ computerized quilting system, is available on our Lucey.

Rental time on Lucey is $25.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Rent time on Lucey.

Lenni (rent time on Lenni) – Lenni has a shorter throat space (22″) for a closer reach. Lenni is available on a 10’ table which accommodates a Queen sized quilt. Lenni is manual advanced. 

Rental time on Lenni is $20.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Rent time on Lenni.

Rental services, classes, and fee structure

Rentals: Time commences when you arrive and sign in on your selected machine. You will have access to an experienced longarmer for advice. Rental time is measured in 15 minute increments.

Rental Certification Class (REQUIRED FOR RENTALS): $130.00, 3 hours. To insure your confidence and skill, we require that before you begin your own precious project, we guide and teach you the techniques of using the machine on our charity pieces. Our Rental Certification Class will make you comfortable to tackle your own project with ease and skill. Click to attend a rental certification class.

See a complete list of our classes.

Valet Service:  Do you want to save time and have your quilt ready to go when you walk in the door? We will pin your quilt to your zippers and have it ready to go at your appointment time. Please be sure to drop off your quilt and backing two business days prior to your appointment. $40 one–time-charge

Rental Services Summary

Machine TypeThroat sizeTable size (Quilt size)Minimum rental timePrice per hourComments
Millie3030"12 foot (King size)2 Hours$25♦ Quilt Path available
♦ Hydraulic lift
♦ Vertical and horizontal channel locks
♦ Quilt Glide
♦ One time rental certification class required
Millennium (Millie)26"12 foot (King size)2 Hours$25♦ Quilt Path available
♦ Hydraulic lift
♦ Vertical and horizontal channel locks
♦ Quilt Glide
♦ One time rental certification class required
Lucey22"12 foot (King size)2 Hours$25♦ Quilt Path available
♦ Hydraulic lift
♦ One time rental certification class required
Lenni22"10 foot (Queen size)2 Hours$20♦ Hydraulic lift
♦ One time rental certification class required