7 Tips from Patty Roebuck on beginning Long-Arming

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7 Tips from Patty Roebuck on beginning Long-Arming

On our normal Saturday Live Show - we talked with Patty Roebuck our shop longarmer about tips for beginner Longarmers.

We had a great time and everyone seems very excited to get classes going!  We can hardly wait either.

Here is our Live Show on You Tube - https://youtu.be/-bWNWe7bxVk

So, a quick synopsis of her 7 tips

1. Always measure your quilt top, batting and backing - ALWAYS!

2. Basic Floating - Top is laid on top of batting and batting is laid on top of backing with nothing securing it - Just Say NO!

3. Partial Floating - Patty Recommends this!  Baste both sides of the top to the batting and backing and pin bottom.  This is here style - watch video for details.

4. Full Attachment - Opposite of a Basic Float.  Everything is attached and most likely the way you were taught when you purchased the machine.  It is a way to keep the fabrics straight, but Patty prefers the Partial Float.

5. Use Red Rods - they are worth the investment

6. Roll three times - when placing backing on frame roll.  This is a must watch to understand.

7. USE side clips - roll three time and use side clips.  Save yourself the puckers.

Bonus - It is a simple machine, and expensive one, but simple.  Get to know your machine.

Know your threads too!  Patty Recommends Glide Threads - so do we!

We have a large selection of Glide threads and it is getting bigger all the time!

Let us know if you have any question or would like Patty to come talk again!

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  • Jennifer Armentrout
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