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Build a Boundary Blueprint of Your Quilt
Log Cabin: The Light and the Dark of It
Repeat Patterns: Beyond Edge-to-Edge
Borders are Not and After Thought

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We Heard You  OR  Did you Know   
 
 
 
          

Featured Customer Quilts
 

This interesting little quilt came in as Page's Choice.  She took one look and said this needs a semi-custom design to complement the light and dark areas.

The quilting motif is designed with a curly cue half in the light areas and an open feather based design in the dark areas.  The two different designs fit into the respective light and dark areas simply by placing the blocks and adjusting the orientation.  It is a little more fussy to place the pattern into the computer but then it stitches over as a single row.

How classic is this?  An Amish based design with simple squares and large borders.  

A Feather with cable and piano key fill really sets this center design of a cross hatch stitching through every other row of squares.  Simple, effective, takes more time to stitch and rotate the quilt for the borders but really showcases the diamond design created by the small squares.

Featured Longarm Rental Quilt

 

 

This is just a great quilt.  Good graphics, simple colors, dotted fabrics that play well together.  As Mary Ellen Hopkins used to say "It's just kindergarten designs....let the fabric do the work for you" .... placement is everything

  We used Vanilla Creme as our pattern. The swirls and curls complement the rotating "pinwheel" design.  Very effective

 

   
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 651-340-6503 to schedule time to complete your quilt.
We Heard You ... OR ... Did You Know?                             Top
Over the last month we have conducted three different Intensive Hands-On classes in the studio.  Each class consisted of 4 participants from around the country (Missouri to Arizona to Oregon).  For 3 days they were in the studio working on projects from 8 am until 5 pm... or as late as they could handle.  Although Page had an outline of what she wanted to cover, each class was tailored to the needs and skill level of the participants.    They started with drawing the "blueprint" of a quilt block and selecting quilting designs that fit or maybe didn't. This is an exercise in how the quilting design fits the quilt pattern.  Time is spent on their quilts to set borders, stitch in the ditch, concatenating designs, using Page Turners or like the Drunkard's Path shown above using a Custom Overall design on a complicated pattern.  In three days the participants cover a lot of concepts, tools, and designs.

Watch the list of In-Studio Classes for the next available series of Intensive Hands-On events.  If you would like to be on a mailing list for when we offer these sessions again (Starting in January 2019) please send us an email so we can keep you up to date at: Pagej@thequiltingpage.com 
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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Beginning Creative Studios 7                                                 June 22nd & 23rd  (Sat & Sun)

The changes and new options in the Creative Studios 7 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 and the hands-on experience working on a small quilt.

On Day 1 you will explore the changes and improvements in CS7.  From the layout of the screen to the way you pull in stitching patterns there is a lot to learn.  Day 1 and Day 2 will provide you with hands on quilting time as you implement and practice the skills learned in the class.

This is a 2-day hands on class so you need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and a small lap sized quilt to load and work on.  Lunch will be provided both days.

The cost for this class is $150 for the 2 days. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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Freehand Quilting                                                                  June 26th & 27th (Wed & Thur)

Start with the basic shapes and then learn how to connect those shapes to make a design.  Work with Stitching in the Ditch to stabilize your quilt first and then move on to background fills, how to get out of a tight corner, play with some feathers, practice that exacting piano key border and the detailed match stick designs. 

This is a 2-day hands on class.  Plan to bring a lunch or we can order lunch from a local restaurant.  You will work on your own machine with a “sample” quilt.  The cost for this class is $150 for the 2 days. There is a $25 supply fee or bring your own fabric: 

  • 2 pieces of fabric – 2 yards each
  • Batting large enough to match the fabric                                                     
  • Due to tension issues we require the use of our threads

You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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Beginning Creative Studios 7                                                 July 23rd & 24th  (Tues & Wed)

The changes and new options in the Creative Studios 7 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 and the hands-on experience working on a small quilt.

On Day 1 you will explore the changes and improvements in CS7.  From the layout of the screen to the way you pull in stitching patterns there is a lot to learn.  Day 1 and Day 2 will provide you with hands on quilting time as you implement and practice the skills learned in the class.

This is a 2-day hands on class so you need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and a small lap sized quilt to load and work on.  Lunch will be provided both days.

The cost for this class is $150 for the 2 days. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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3 Day Intensive  (Intermediate to Advanced)         July 25th, 26th & 27th  (Thur, Fri, & Sat) 

This is an “Intense Total Immersion Hands-On” experience.  Prepare to be challenged and surprised about how much you can learn in such a short time. We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and 1-3 small lap sized (no larger than 50x60) quilts to load and work on.  Smaller quilts allow you to work on multiple techniques.

Page has a wonderful storefront studio which includes 5 Statlers. You are invited to learn from Page’s vast list of topics in a 3 day; hands on workshop tailored to what you want to learn. Reserve your spot early. The workshop is limited to 5 people ensure you get the most out of it. Each student will have their own machine and work on their own quilts.

Space is very limited so do not wait.  Another intensive workshop is scheduled for
August 23rd, 24th, 25th.  The cost for this class/workshop is $500.  Lunch will be provided each day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for future classes, email us at pagej@thequiltingpage.com and we will notify you as soon as we have dates scheduled.

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Donation Sunday                                                                                     July 28th  (Sun)

On Sunday, July 28th  we will be hosting our 3rd Donation Sunday.  This is an opportunity for our renters, to gain experience in loading quilts on the frame, setting up the patterns and running/advancing the quilts to complete them.  As there is no charge to you for this "practice session" we are requiring that the quilts are for donation only. 

In 2018, The Quilting Page provided quilting services for 32 twin long quilts (70" x 90") for the young adult homeless programs in Eagan thru Wilder Foundation and Community Development Agency at Lincoln Place and thru The Link which services a number of living locations throughout the metro area.  Additionally, we provided quilting services for a number of Quilts of Valor quilts throughout the year.  At this time we have quite a number of quilt tops ready for final quilting and binding in preparation for donation.

If you have a quilt top, batting or backing fabric that you would like to donate (or contribute to), as long as it is going to a recognized charitable program, we can try to include it in this or future Donation Sundays.

On Sunday, July 28th , we will have 5 quilts to load and complete.  Additionally, we will work on machine applied bindings and splicing together batting remnants for use in the donation quilts.  We open the doors by 10 am and stay until about 5 pm but it is very much of an open flow of when you are available not a required starting or stopping times.  This can be a time for you to gain experience and chat with other quilters.  Please let me know if you are available or want to be added to the list of first invited in the future - we will be doing this again in the future every couple of months.

You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545

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Borders Special                                                                       August 8th  (Thursday 6 -9 pm)

Borders can make the quilting “Sing or Sting.” Learn multiple ways to turn the corner of a border on a quilt with or without turning the quilt top. Border Corner, Triangle Borders, Butted Borders, and Piano Key. Uneven and wavy borders are a snap when you know how to cope with them.

Forty five dollars ($45) for this evening class.  This is a presentation class with use of the SAM mode of Creative Studios 7, so bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse).  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545

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Beyond E2E – Repeat Pattern              Cancelled                                                  August 17th  (Sat)

Edge-to-Edge is a quick and effective technique for quilting those simple quilts.  You let the computer decide the size and repeats of the pattern to be used.  While you can do some editing to the design (stretch or squeeze), in the end you have to accept the pattern the way the computer defines it.  It is hard to nest your designs to reduce the open lines between rows and even harder to use a design with a deep nest that doesn’t match your top and bottom edges.

Repeat Pattern allows you to address each of these issues.  In this class you will learn how to:

  •          size the pattern to best match your quilt piecing
  •          how to bring in the pattern
  •          flip it to use a left to right and the right to left stitching path
  •          nest the pattern to achieve that uniform overall look
  •          take the pattern out over the edge of the quilt to ensure all edges are secure
  •          fill the pattern to your boundary
  •          eliminate the pattern distortion (circles becoming ovals) that often happens in Edge-to-Edge
  •          relocate your patterns as you advance for a seamless design

We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and a small lap sized (no larger than 50x60) quilt to load and work on.  We do have a Quilt of Valor quilt you can stitch out if you do not have a small quilt.

The cost for this class is $125 for the day. Bring a lunch or plan to join the group in ordering a lunch from a local restaurant.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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All Day Rental $100                 Added Rental Day                                           August 17th  (Sat)

Just for our Renters.  Do you have a larger quilt that you want to complete?  Maybe you have a Christmas Gift that you are ready to quilt.  Come join us on Sunday August 18th from 9 am to 5 pm for a flat fee of $100.  That is $100 for up to 8 hours of quilting time – that is half price!   We can accommodate only 5 quilters on that day so register early to reserve your space.

This special priced rental day is available only for quilters who have completed our Beginning Rental Class. 

Bring hand work, a book, write letters…. during the quilting run time.  (We will not be conducting a class or training on this day)  Bring a lunch or plan to join the group in ordering a lunch from a local restaurant.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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All Day Rental $100                                                                               August 18th  (Sun)

Just for our Renters.  Do you have a larger quilt that you want to complete?  Maybe you have a Christmas Gift that you are ready to quilt.  Come join us on Sunday August 18th from 9 am to 5 pm for a flat fee of $100.  That is $100 for up to 8 hours of quilting time – that is half price!   We can accommodate only 5 quilters on that day so register early to reserve your space.

This special priced rental day is available only for quilters who have completed our Beginning Rental Class. 

Bring hand work, a book, write letters…. during the quilting run time.  (We will not be conducting a class or training on this day)  Bring a lunch or plan to join the group in ordering a lunch from a local restaurant.  You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.

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3 Day Intensive  (Intermediate to Advanced)      August 23rd, 24th, 25th (Fri, Sat, & Sun)  MOVED to Aug 30, 31 & Sep 1

This is an “Intense Total Immersion Hands-On” experience.  Prepare to be challenged and surprised about how much you can learn in such a short time. We will be working with Creative Studio 7.  You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse) and 1-3 small lap sized (no larger than 50x60) quilts to load and work on.  Smaller quilts allow you to work on multiple techniques.

Page has a wonderful storefront studio which includes 5 Statlers. You are invited to learn from Page’s vast list of topics in a 3 day; hands on workshop tailored to what you want to learn. Reserve your spot early. The workshop is limited to 5 people ensure you get the most out of it. Each student will have their own machine and work on their own quilts.

Space is very limited so do not wait.  Another intensive workshop will be scheduled some time in October.  The cost for this class/workshop is $500.  Lunch will be provided each day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for future classes, email us at pagej@thequiltingpage.com and we will notify you as soon as we have dates scheduled.

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Semi Custom
(Page Turner & The Lite & the Dark of Log Cabins)         September 21st (Sat)

Most quilts are happy with Edge-to-Edge but sometimes you want something a little more special.  Free motion is great, but maybe an intense custom design is not what you are ready for.  This class will show you how to use the Statler system to design a semi-custom quilt that will stitch out row-by-row.  Design selection and placement on the quilt can create the impression of very complex custom quilting with the advantage of the computer aided stitching.  Save yourself time, get the quilt completed and look like a custom quilting hero.

The class uses the Custom Overall technique. This “Semi-Custom” technique is a fast and easy way to achieve a custom look with less time and effort. Designs fall over an entire block, yet “Look Custom” by how stitching fits the piecing. Patterns stitch out continuously as an “Overall”.

We will be working with Creative Studio 7.
 You need to bring a laptop (with Creative Studios 7 loaded with a wired mouse).  Bring one or more small quilts (no larger the 50x60) that can use a lite and dark side to the quilt design; i.e. Log Cabin or Half Square Triangle blocks.  You will create the "blueprint" of your quilt and adapt a pattern to fit it perfectly!

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

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Donation Sunday                                                                                             September 22nd (Sun)

On Sunday, July 28th  we will be hosting our 3rd Donation Sunday.  This is an opportunity for our renters, to gain experience in loading quilts on the frame, setting up the patterns and running/advancing the quilts to complete them.  As there is no charge to you for this "practice session" we are requiring that the quilts are for donation only. 

In 2018, The Quilting Page provided quilting services for 32 twin long quilts (70" x 90") for the young adult homeless programs in Eagan thru Wilder Foundation and Community Development Agency at Lincoln Place and thru The Link which services a number of living locations throughout the metro area.  Additionally, we provided quilting services for a number of Quilts of Valor quilts throughout the year.  At this time we have quite a number of quilt tops ready for final quilting and binding in preparation for donation.

If you have a quilt top, batting or backing fabric that you would like to donate (or contribute to), as long as it is going to a recognized charitable program, we can try to include it in this or future Donation Sundays.

On Sunday, July 28th , we will have 5 quilts to load and complete.  Additionally, we will work on machine applied bindings and splicing together batting remnants for use in the donation quilts.  We open the doors by 10 am and stay until about 5 pm but it is very much of an open flow of when you are available not a required starting or stopping times.  This can be a time for you to gain experience and chat with other quilters.  Please let me know if you are available or want to be added to the list of first invited in the future - we will be doing this again in the future every couple of months.

You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545

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3-Day Hands-on Immersion Class for New Statler Quilters
      Sept 27th, 28th, & 29th (Fri, Sat, & Sun)  


This class is designed for new Statler Owners/Users who want an intense class in three of the most flexible techniques on the Statler Stitcher machine.  You will work individually on a dedicated Statler longarm machine completing three different quilts.  At the end of the three days you will be able to:

  • Load a quilt straight & square
  • Quilt a quilt using Repeat Pattern
  • Advance & relocate your stitching design
  • Use Stitch In the Ditch (SID) to stabilize a quilt
  • Apply Border & Corner designs “seamlessly”
  • Apply Block / Sashing / Border patterns to create a custom quilting design

 We have 5 Statler Longarm machines .  We ask that you bring 3 small quilts (simple to make) with you for this class.  Specific pattern details will be provided for all attendees well in advance of the class.    In order to complete the activities planned for each day of the class, all attendees need to be working on the same concepts and designs at the same time:

  •          Quilt #1 (Repeat Pattern)

o   Double Nine Patch – measuring 36” x 45”   OR

o   Rail Fence – measuring 42” x42”   OR

o   Any quilt that is 45” x 45” or less AND will be quilted in a simple overall design

  •          Quilt #2 (Borders and Corners)

o   Center panel with 2 borders – measuring 36” x 42”

  •          Quilt #3 (Blocks & Sashing)

o   A Variable Star quilt with12 (3 by 4 setting) 12” blocks – measuring 46” x 60”

You will leave with 3 completed (or nearly completed) quilt samples, lots of practice and the skills needed to apply these skills to your future longarm quilting, personal or “quilting for hire”.

Space is very limited so do not wait.   The cost for this class/workshop is $500.  Lunch will be provided each day. You can register for the class by email at pagej@thequiltingpage.com or by phone at 651-214-4545.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for future classes, email us at pagej@thequiltingpage.com and we will notify you as soon as we have dates scheduled.

 

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Backing Fabric

The guidelines for the backing fabric for longarm quilting are: 

  • The backing needs to be at least 3 inches larger all the way around the quilt (or 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top)
  • We prefer to load the back using the selvage edges along the rollers
    • Do not cut off the selvages along the outer edge of the backing - they help keep the back square during the loading process
    • Unless the quilting motif is a directional design where the top has to be at the top of the machine AND the quilt top or back have to match the top, we load the backing using the selvages which may or may not match the top of a printed fabric design
  • We prefer any backing seams to run parallel (the same direction) to the selvages
    • Sew the seams at 1/2 + inch and then trim off the tightly woven selvages leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance
  • Do NOT press the backing seams open - press to one side
    • When pressed open (like what you would do for Hand Quilting) there is only the tread holding one side of the backing to the other side
    • If you press the seam and seam allowance to one side, then the longarm quilting will stitch through all layers of the fabric and hold the two sides of the backing together with greater security
  • Often pieced backs have multiple seams going in a variety of directions
    • In this case just try to have the majority of seams, or any particularly long seams, run parallel to the selvages

Another option is to purchase the wide backing fabric that is 108" wide.  Right now we have 220 different wide backs in stock for you to select from.  We do sell the wide backing fabric by the inch to meet your needs.  Keep in mind that 1 yard of 108 wide fabric is about 2 1/2 yards of the traditional bolt fabric (at roughly $16-17.50 per yard it is a great deal).  Often customers will buy their backing fabric before completing their quilt so they can incorporate some of the fabric in the top either in the blocks or as the border.

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  Drunkard's Path is a very old and traditional design that has a lot of applications in modern quilts. The combination of the two shapes is simple but the different rotations and placements gives you a multitude of different design options.  Often the quilt was done in just two fabrics further lending to the simplicity of design.  Today we frequently see this traditional design done in multiple sizes within a single quilt, a wide variety of fabrics used, and/or the sophistication of batiks enhancing the designs.

Drunkard's Starburst is a fun quilting motif that fits the pie section with overlapping curved lines.  The outer "setting" square has a starburst design of straight lines.  If your Drunkard's Path is a layout with each block being in the same orientation, then you can use a simple repeat pattern or point to point clicking path.  If the quilt uses a variety of rotations for each block, you may want to play with a concatenating design or placement of each block and then rotating or flipping of the pattern to fit the block.

This is a great pattern to tinker with and fine tune your skills with concatenating designs.

Watch for a video to be added in the next day or two.
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.
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Page has created a mini video on how use the Drunkard's Starburst pattern
Video on How to Use the Drunkard's Starburst Pattern
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