Spring Water Designs offers Long Arm rental on our Handi Quilter machines!
First ~ Take the Training Class…
Your Long arm Rental Training will occur right at your first rental! You'll have a machine to yourself and can load your first small quilt, or bring fabric to load and practice with!
(More class dates are added as these classes fill, so as not to take too many dates away from our current renters ~ watch our calendar for upcoming dates)
In the class you will learn how to load your quilt top, backing & batting, wind your bobbins, the basics of using the machine, and the guidelines of how to work in our SWD Longarm Rental Program. You will be working on a machine by yourself with our Mentor and you will load your own small quilt, or sample fabric. Time is included at the class for you to practice quilting on your first Free motion Long arm project!
The class fee includes the Long arm Rental instruction, a SWD Rental Handbook with photos and guidelines , a Renter Starter Kit, and time to quilt your first small practice quilt that day
Experienced long arm quilters who have rented at other locations can take a Certification class in lieu of the full Basic class. Certification fee is $35, and classes are set up by appointment and can be conducted at your rental time. You will learn the policies for renting our machines, learn how we do things at SWD, and be asked to demonstrate that you know how to use the machines.
Handi Quilter Machine Owners who have purchased their machines from SWD do not have to take the full Basic class or pay the certification fee. Our owners who wish to rent one of our long arms to have access to a larger machine than they own, only need to pay the Mentor fee of $15 when booking their rental date. This is to get them up and running in our Rental Program.
Next ~ Rent a Long Arm & Get Those Quilt Tops Finished!
Once you’ve taken the Long Arm Rental Class, we invite you to rent a long arm machine by the hour and get those quilt tops made into quilts! The machines currently rent for $15/hour with a 4 hour minimum rental period. We block out the entire day for your rental, so you have the option Tuesday - Saturday to stay and rent for a fifth, sixth, seventh hour...
(Note that we are open noon - 4:00 on Sundays, so there is only a four hour option for renting on Sundays, and we are closed on Mondays)
The rental fee includes thread. We provide Omni cone thread by Superior in many colors for renters to use as it's a good work horse thread. Once a renter has a few visits under their belt and are more experienced, they are welcome to bring their own threads to use.
Machine rental is by appointment and the hours are flexible. We are open every day except Mondays, with the exception of some holidays. Check the website or call for current shop hours,
Before renting, Renters are required to purchase a Rental Starter Kit at a discounted price from Spring Water Designs that includes a bobbin case, bobbins and needles (This kit is included in the price of the full Longarm Class but not the Rental Certification)
When renting machines, all renters are required to use their own bobbin case, bobbins, needles, and optional tools like: rulers, channel locks, stencils and any marking tools. All of these things are available for purchase from Spring Water Designs.
Rental reservations are required. A non-refundable Rental Deposit (your first hour of rental time pre-paid) is required at the time the reservation is made.
For an additional savings, customers may also purchase a pre-paid ten-hour rental card currently for $125.00! (Pre-paid Rental Cards have no cash back value, can be used for rental time on the machines only, and are non-refundable).
Note that due to Covid-19 restrictions everyone in the shop must wear a mask at all times, and hand sanitize upon entering, including Renters. We currently do not have the option for Renters to eat lunch at the shop, so plan on leaving the shop for any lunch breaks.
Register for the Long Arm Rental Class Online Here, or Contact Us to register for your class ~ spaces fill up quickly!
Spring Water Designs (410) 381-0695