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LongArm Lessons & Leasing

Moon Star Studio features a top-of-the-line, full-featured APQS Millenium LongArm quilting machine. With this equipment, you can learn basic operation and quilt a lap quilt in one 4-hour lesson!

All our classes are one-on-one, so you get lots of hands-on time with the LongArm.

To get started, why not treat yourself to Tea with the LongArm? You get to try out the LongArm under supervision, and plan your further LongArm work. Bring some friends and enjoy a LongArm party!

Tea with the LongArm Spend an hour with the LongArm, and try out freehand quilting.
(bring up to 3 friends for an extra $5 each)
$25 credit each towards further training.
Doodle a Quilt In 4 hours you can freehand a lap-sized quilt in any of a variety of fun, easy styles. It's like doodling on your quilt!
4 hrs for
$50 credit towards
further training.
This 4-week course trains you in basic operation of the LongArm, freehand quilting, and your choice of one additional LongArm technique (Freehand Feathers, Stitch-in-the-Ditch, Pantograph, or Rulers).
16 hrs for
Upgrade to Mastery
for $749,
a discount of $170.
LongArm Techniques This 10-week course teaches the full breadth of LongArm Techniques without worrying about machine specifics.
40 hrs for
A 3-month apprenticeship in LongArm maintenance and technique. At the end of this course, you will be fully competent to operate and maintain the LongArm, as well as learning technical issues you need to understand to have a LongArm service business.
52 hrs for

Leasing Rates

Basic rates for supervised leasing are $35/hr.
Passing the Competency class drops the rate to $17/hr.
Passing Techniques drops the rate to $15/hr.
Mastery further reduces it to $11/hr.
In addition, discounts are given if you sign up for
a regular schedule on either a monthly or quarterly basis.

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