How to: Load a Quilt on a Long-Arm Quilting Machine with Natalia Bonner

Join me in my studio today as I show you how-to load a quilt on a long-arm quilting machine.

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  1. Wonderful! Love this. I currently machine quilt on my regular machine and clearly find limitations with this. I ponder an awful lot about how useful a long arm machine with frame would be, but cost is certainly a factor, along with which brand to choose. Then there's the learning of how to load it, which - THANK YOU - is clearly easier than it would seem. I appreciate your sharing the walk through of how it's done and also the information about the machine you use. It helps me in my quest to make as educated a decision as possible for if and/or when I purchase one. I'll take a closer look at your book as well.

    1. Hi Pam! I'm so glad you found this helpful! I really try to make my blog a place where others can find help. There was so much that I had to learn from trial and error in the beginning that anything I can do to help someone else from going through that makes me happy!
      Have a great day!

  2. Thank you for the great video you make it look so easy. I dream every day about buying a long arm maybe one day! Cynthia

  3. Wow! You load way different than I learned when I got my Gammill. Also, I float my tops. Have you ever tried that?

  4. I find it interesting that on one side you start at the center and work out, the other you start at the edge and work into center. Also, why did you go to the back side? So different.


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