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.