Longarm Quilter - Equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
60" x 17" frame
Basics of Longarm Quilter

MADE’s longarm quilter is used to sew together a quilt top, batting and backing into a finished quilt. The sewing machine head is mounted on wheels that run on tracks along a long frame that holds the layers of the quilt smooth and taut. Unlike quilting on a standard sewing machine, where you move the fabric past the machine, on a longarm you move the machine around over the fabric. Longarm quilting can take significantly less time than hand quilting or more traditional machine quilting, and it allows a very fluid, organic quilting style.

The Baby Lock Coronet is a straight-stitch sewing machine mounted on a moveable chassis, which allows you to free-hand quilt your own designs using the Manual and Regulated stitching modes. It has a 16” throat space and a 60” frame. MADE members have used this tool to make quilts as large as queen-size, and as small as a handkerchief (using the available clamps for the frame).

Are you interested in using the sewing tools at MADE Makerspace? Sign up for a sewing class or quilting class to get started! Learn more, and book time with an instructor here.

Frequent Questions

What should I bring when I reserve the longarm quilter?

Bring your own machine needle, bobbin, thread, and quilt top, back, and batting. You will get details on all of the above when you take the Quilting Access Class. You will also need your own hand tools (scissors, seam rippers, pins, etc.).

Can I buy materials for quilting at MADE?

MADE has thread and needles available for purchase. We have a limited supply of scrap material for testing on, and can help you source materials locally.

Is the long arm quilter controlled by a computer?

No, everything is freehand. You can, however, regulate stitch length the Babylock Coronet long arm quilter.

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