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 We just got in 10 new bolts of 108" wide backing fabric.  AND we have 20 more bolts coming in.  Come check us out for your next quilt back!    
                                             
                
            
                      
Come visit us to talk about the options available for a grand adventure in quilting.  We can help you with the purchasing process, replacement parts, education and training.

 
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This quilt was a kit from a local quilt shop (currently featured in 2 or more area shops).  The colors are so much fun and the blocks are all just a little different.  The machine applique is a new challenge for a lot of folks but the gentle curves lend themselves to machine or buttonhole applique.

We used a pattern called Pebbles by JUDITH KRAKER at KRAKERQUILTING.COM.  All of the continuous circles soften the straight lines and add texture & interest in the large background areas.  On this quilt we provided finishing services with the piping and bias binding to add a little punch on the edges.

Featured Longarm Rental Quilt

 

 

This was our first rental on the Vision 2.0 machine with Elevate.  This customer was new to us coming from a rental service that has discontinued their rental program.  She was ready to do a traditional meander pantograph but was willing to try an Edge-to-Edge design.

  Cotton Candy by Anne Bright (http://www.annebright.com) was a perfect fit for this baby quilt. The open design was not too fussy for the simple blocks and border sections.  The renter was happy with the results and was heading out to get another kit so she could try a different quilting design next time.

We do have classes for Statler, Free Hand and Elevate longarmers.  When you are looking for new quilting ideas we have a variety of options and skill builders for you.

Longarm Rental - either Statler based or Elevate/Freehand

Keep us in mind when you plan to complete your quilt.  We offer a longarm class to get you started.and on the road to successfully completing your quilt from start to finish.  Rental time is available on our computerized Statler longarm machine and you will know that there will always be someone here to work with you if you have a question or problem.

Call 651-214-4545 to schedule time to complete your quilt.
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Upcoming In Studio Classes

Our In-Studio classes are set up to run from 9 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch.  Typically the morning is spent in a presentation style and the afternoon is spent in a hands on practice quilt.  We often use Quilts of Valor for our demo quilts, or you can bring a small quilt for practice purposes.

We are located just off 35E and Cliff Road in Eagan about 10 miles south of the airport and the Mall of America.  We have 4 Gammill machines all running on Statler for workshops and demos and a Gammill Elevate that can be use for task specific classes.  There are multiple restaurants and hotels within walking distance.  In addition, we have both a full service quilt shop across the road plus a boutique shop that features quilts and kits next door.

 
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Follow That Line - Playing with Apply

Saturday June 30th (9 am to 4 pm)


Follow Page as she explores the Apply feature. The possibilities are endless. This class will provide you with inspiration, along with easy-to-follow guidelines and techniques to use P2P designs. Many examples will be discussed along with a PowerPoint showing the process on actual quilts—not only the design process but the actual quilting (not every quilt is perfect). This is a great way to fit designs around circular piecing (think Jacueline De Jonge quilts).

The cost for this class/workshop is $75.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545. 

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Fills and Trim Class

Saturday July 14  (9 am to 4 pm)


The Fill and Trim functions of CreativeStudio® have added a whole new aspect to computerized quilting. There are so many ways to use fills or trims; Edge to Edge, Repeat Patterns, around appliqué, odd shaped blocks, and stitch in the ditch borders, creating a layered look to add depth and dimension, plus many more. Imagine the possibilities and see for yourself what Fills can achieve. Learn the ins and outs, the difference between the two; what works and what should be avoided, and most importantly how to recover if you make a mistake.

The cost for this class/workshop is $75.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545. 

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Creative Studios 7 - Time to Upgrade

Saturday, August 4th (9 am to 4 pm)


If you have been putting it off now is the time to upgrade.  The changes and new options WILL make your quilting life easier and more efficient. This class will provide you with an in-depth tour of the Creative Studios 7 Upgrade features. The class is a 1-day exploration of all the changes and improvements in CS7. There are so many new features in this upgrade that will change the way you use the Statler program.  From the layout of the screen to the way you pull in stitching patterns there is a lot to learn.  This is a 1-day hands on class so you need to bring a laptop to work on.  Lunch will be provided both days.

The cost for this class is $100 for 1 day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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Design Dilemma (The 5 W's) 

Saturday, August 18th (9 am to 4 pm)

One of the greatest stumbling blocks a quilter can face is "What should I quilt on this top? Follow along as Page demonstrates her own process of  the Who, What Why Where and How, of quilting design layout.  Students should bring 1 or 2 unquilted tops to class. Page will discuss several design elements for each top including, thread and batting options, motif choices and design placement, stitch density and travel paths,  overall unification and the directional eye movement effect. As time permits the quilt tops will have designs drawn out as well as suggestions for the actual stitching process. 

(All machine quilting, domestic and frame)

The cost for this class/workshop is $75.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545. 

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Free hand Background Fill

Saturday September 22nd (9 am to 4 pm)

Background fills  can be the foundation of custom quilting, creating texture and adding movement to flat areas, setting off appliqués, feathers, or adding unity to pieced blocks in sampler quilts.  Fills can start out small and grow to become  a freehand Edge to Edge. In this class Page will show you how to use fills to fit the mood of your quilt. She will provide you with inspiration, along with easy to follow guidelines and techniques that show you how to begin, where to go next and how to avoid the tough spots. Many different designs will be covered, there will even be a few surprise uses for tools old and new. A PowerPoint will showcase examples of how fills are used on actual quilts. Students should bring a pad and paper for notes and Sketching. 

(Demo with Power point) (techniques apply to all machine types)
The cost for this class/workshop is $75.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545. 

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Creative Studios Design Class

Saturday, October 6th (9 am to 4 pm)
Have you ever wanted the quilting design to fit together just a little better?  Or did you want to remove the rose and insert a daffodil instead?  Or how about designing a whole block from scratch.  With CS7 you can do all of these things and more.  The Draw function plus nodes plus the different handles make designing for the Statler and the Elevate systems doable.  Yes you can design for the Elevate in CS7 and import it via the Pattern Cloud directly into the Elevate.  This class is designed to take you from simple edits in an existing pattern through major changes to a pattern and on into custom designing for individual quilts.  Design borders and corners to fit a block motif you are using in the quilt. Learn how to design it, test it for stitchability and critique it for actual use.

The cost for this class/workshop is $75.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545. 

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Simple Piping
Whether you are the longarm quilter or the hands-on piecer someday you are going to want to add piping to your quilt.  At The Quilting Page we use quite a bit of piping in bindings and to separate blocks or areas of the quilt on the high-end specialty quilts.  There are a couple of quick points to keep in mind when making piping:

 1.  Cut the fabric for the piping ON THE BIAS - you need the flexibility of the fabric to conform to the shape you apply it to
       *  Starch the fabric 2 or even 3 times before you cut those thin strips
 2.  Cut your strips at least 1 inch wider than the piping cord
 3.  Susan Cleveland's Piping Hot Binding book & tool are a great guide
 4.  Use a "piping or couching foot" on your machine when you apply the piping to the quilt
       *  You can order sets of couching feet that will allow you to go all the way up to 1/2 inch diameter cording
       *  The notch in the bottom of the foot fits over your cord and fabric and puts the needle right next to the cord giving you a smooth finish to the piping
             >You may have some difficulty finding the piping foot but search the web for piping / cording / couching or welting foot for your machine
             > I found a set of 6 that let me go from a thin less than 1/8 inch up to 1/2 inch (which would be huge on a quilt)


Piping is fun and easy when you have the right tools.

   
 
 

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Page Turners are a great way to create a custom look with and over and back stitching row.  Actually, we recommend that you stitch from the midline to the left and then click out and stitch the right side of the row - this will help reduce the effects of shrinkage.

Page Turners are fun and create interesting secondary designs with a little planning on your part.  Below you will find a link to a mini video introducing the Portland pattern to you.
 
   
  
  


  
  This is a Glad Creations quilt design beautifully completed in solids.  We were thrilled to see the solids because it showcases the quilting so nicely.    If you look carefully you can see where the triangles fit to make the square.  Start in the middle of the four patch - - travel to the center of the block - - now back to the middle of the four patch.  When correctly placed four triangles make a square with amazing secondary designs that fall into the sashing spaces.

If you are unsure about the Page Turner process, we recommend the video class for sale on the Videos webpage.  This educational video will help explain each step in the process, show you examples and provide sample projects to practice on.
Click on the videos to watch some useful tips on where and when this design works. The full educational video Page Turner is available on the Videos webpage.
Video on Portland Page Turner
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Page has created a mini video on how to Customize your Creative Studios 7 Toolbar. These helpful hints will allow you to adjust the toolbar to display the icons that you really use on a regular basis.  If you do not use the designing functions within CS7 why have all of the designing icons on the toolbar all of the time?  A quick viewing of this video will help you "clean-up" your workspace.
Video on How to Customize your CS7 Toolbar
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