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!
- Jennifer Armentrout