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Longarm Quilting Machine Videos - How to Quilt on a Longarm Machine!

Are you ready to learn more about longarm quilting machines? On this page, I've shared my most popular longarm quilting videos since 2017. Scroll down and click the photos to find the tutorial and long arm quilting video too.

I've organized the videos so it's easy to find what you're looking for. Click the links to jump ahead to the specific longarm quilting videos you're wanting to see:

 

New Longarm Setup Videos - Qnique X Elite!

In 2022, Grace Company launched a new line of X Elite longarm machines. Follow along with these videos and learn how to get started longarm quilting with a new machine.

5 Steps to Setting Up a New Longarm Machine

5 Steps to setting up a new longarm

First Stitches on My New Longarm Machine

First stitches on my Qnique 21X Elite longarm

Using Quilter's Creative Touch on a New Longarm

Using QCT on a new longarm for the first time

New Pantograph Quilting Series

This quilting tutorial series ran in Fall 2022 and introduced a new batch of downloadable pantograph designs that can be mixed and matched to create unique pantographs for all sizes of machines - even home machines on frames!

Click Here to find our Downloadable Pantographs

Click Here to find the Pantograph Quilting Guidebook

How to Load Your Quilting Frame for Pantograph Quilting

1. Load Your Frame for Pantograph Quilting

How to Quilt a Partial First Row Pantograph Quilting

2. Begin with a Partial First Row

 How to Quilt Evenly Spaced Rows with Pantograph Quilting

3. How to Advance Evenly Spaced Rows

Finish Pantograph Quilting with a Partial Last Row

4. Finish Your Quilt with a Partial Last Row

Start Quilting Series

This video series focuses on quilting on a home machine on a frame, but most of this information can apply to quilting on a longarm too! Check out the videos below and follow along with the Free Motion Quilting Starter Kit.

 Start Free Motion Quilting Series

1. Unboxing the FMQ Starter Kit

How to Load a Hoop Frame

2. How to Load a Hoop Frame

Free Motion Quilting Beginner Wave Design

3. Beginning FMQ Skills

Start Quilting Series Seashells and Waves

4. Beginner Quilting Loops and Shells

How to Sew a Frame Weight

5. How to Sew a Frame Weight

Free Motion Quilting Loops and Echoes

6. Quilting Loops and Echoes

Beginner Quilting Pebbles and Rocks

7.  Beginner Quilting Pebbles and Rocks

Beginner Quilting Design Loopy Hearts

8. Free Motion Quilting Loopy Hearts

Beginner Machine Quilting Spiral Chain

9. How to Quilt Spiral Chain

How to Stitch in the Ditch with Quilting Rulers

10. Stitch in the Ditch with Rulers!

Christmas Tree Quilt Series

This was a fun series of videos shared in 2021 featuring a giant Christmas tree quilt with outrageous glitter fabric. Because this was only a few months after having my baby girl, I do not have a pattern available for this quilt. This is intended to be a design inspiration series with lots of ideas for using our quilting rulers!

Quilting Feathers with the Feather Ruler

1. Quilting Feathers on the Christmas Tree Quilt

Quilting Glitter Fabric with Rulers

2. Quilting the Christmas Presents with Rulers

Quilters Creative Touch Feather Quilting Tutorial

3. Quilting Maximized Feather Blocks with QCT

Free Hand Free Motion Longarm Quilting Tutorial

4. Free hand, free motion quilting the background

Basic Setup for Grace Longarms and Frames

how to wind longarm bobbins
How to wind longarm bobbins

how to attach longarm encoders
How to attach longarm encoders

troubleshooting tensions on longarm
How to troubleshoot tension on a longarm

how to load a longarm frame
How to load a longarm frame

how to advance quilt on longarm
How to advance a quilt on a longarm

 Grace Qniquew 21 longarm
First stitch on the Grace qnique 21 longarm

How to Break Thread without a Thread Cutter
How to Break Thread without a Thread Cutter

how to attach leader cloth to longarm
How to attach leader cloth to a longarm

How to baste on a longarm
How to baste a quilt on a longarm  

quilt to the edge of the quilt on a longarm
Quilt to the edge of your quilt on a longarm frame

qzone hoop frame setup 
How to set up the Grace Qzone Hoop Frame

how to quilt with channel locks
Straight Line Quilting with Channel Locks 

 

qzone hoop frame setup 
How to set up the grace qzone hoop frame
first quilt on grace qzone hoop frame
Quilting my first quilt on the grace qzone hoop frame
how to finish a quilt on qzone hoop frame
Finishing my first quilt on the qzone
Ruler Quilting Wavy Border Hoop Frame
Wave Border with Rulers
shift quilt on qzone hoop frame
Side to side shift on the qzone hoop frame
Ruler quilting on qzone hoop frame
Ruler quilting on the qzone hoop frame
Janome 8200 Hoop Frame
Moving a Janome Horizon to a Hoop Frame
Loading a Quilt Diagonally on a Hoop Frame
Loading a Quilt Diagonally
Quilting Tutorials on a Rolling Rail Frame
how to attach leader cloth to longarm
How to attach leader cloth to a longarm
how to load a longarm frame
How to load a longarm frame
How to baste on a longarm
How to baste a quilt on a longarm 
Grace Qniquew 21 longarm
First stitch on the Grace qnique 21 longarm
how to expand continuum longarm frame
How to expand the continuum longarm frame
how to attach idler rail to longarm frame
How to attach an idler rail to your continuum longarm frame
longarm hopping foot microstippling
What foot is best for microstippling
how to quilt with pantographs
How to quilt with pantographs

How to quilt to the edge of longarm frame with pantographs
Quilt to the edge of a quilt with pantographs

ditcher ruler longarm quilting
How to quilt in the ditch perfectly with the Ditcher ruler

feather ruler longarm quilting
Quilt perfect feathers with the Feather ruler

circle ruler longarm quilting
How to quilt scallops and circles with the Circle ruler

slice ruler quilting on a longarm frame
Ruler quilting with the Slice ruler on a longarm frame
ruler quilting on qnique longarm frame
Quilting curves with the Mini Slide ruler on the continuum frame
free motion couching on a continuum frame
Couching foot quilting with the Super Slide ruler

troubleshooting tensions on longarm
How to troubleshoot tension on a longarm

7 reasons why you need a longarm
7 reasons why I do and want a longarm

 travel stitch practice on longarm frame
Travel stitching practice on a Grace longarm frame

speed quilting on a longarm frame
Speedy spiral quilting

how to echo ditch on a longarm frame
Echo ditching on a longarm

pebbling practice on a grace continuum frame
Pebbling and travel stitching practice

quilt to the edge of the quilt on a longarm
Quilt to the edge of your quilt on a longarm frame

How to quilt feather border on a longarm
Quilting a feather border on a longarm frame

quilting yarn with couching foot on a longarm frame
Free motion quilting with yarn on a couching foot

organizing longarm quilting room
Organizing your longarm quilting room

charity quilt quilted in one hour
Quilt a charity quilt in under 1 hour

how to make a patchwork scarf on a longarm 
How to make a patchwork scarf on a longarm

quilt vinyl on longarm frame
Quilting paisley on vinyl

Switching a quilt from a home machine to longarm
Switching a quilt from a home machine to a longarm

Computerized Quilting Videos

quilters creative touch 5 quilting blocks
How to quilt blocks with QCT 5

nested pantos qct 5
How to make nested pantos with QCT 5

Switching from QCT to Free Motion Quilting
Switching from QCT to FMQ

Basket Weave with QCT Quilt Along
Basket Weave Quilt Along Part 1
Basket Weave with QCT Quilt Along Part 2
Basket Weave Quilt Along Part 2
Basket Weave with QCT Quilt Along Part 3
Basket Weave Quilt Along Part 3

Learn more about our affordable longarm machines!

I'm a dealer for Grace Company and offer the longarm machines, quilting frames, and accessories here in my quilt shop. My goal is to help you find the right machine and frame to fit your budget, home, and quilting needs. 

Click Here to shop for longarm quilting machines!

If you'd like to quilt more quickly, with less wear and tear on your body, definitely consider switching to a longarm machine. Quilting on a frame - with the machine on wheels - is much easier than pushing your quilt over a table top. 

If your goal is to finish a lot of quilts in a short space of time, a longarm machine on a quilting frame will be the fastest, easiest way to quilt your quilts. Please click here to contact me with any questions you have.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

Sit Down Longarm Quilting Videos

P.S. Are you looking for my Sit Down Longarm Quilting series? I shared weekly videos in 2017 to explore quilting on the Qnique sit down longarm machine. Watch the long arm quilting videos all linked together in this playlist:

Note: Grace Company no longer offers a sit down longarm quilting machine. We now have hoop frames which take up far less space than a sit down machine, and you can use your home sewing machine too! Click Here to check out our Hoop Frames.

15 comments

Hi Evy – You’ll need to attach the laser light bracket to the Qnique longarm first. The bracket is usually positioned on the right hand wheels and connected to holes in the wheel assemblies.

Leah Day,

How do you attach the laser light with attachment to the qr 16x elite machine?

Evy I,

Hi Leah
I am finding it difficult to oil my Q’nique 21 with the tablet attached . Is there a video to show what angle to use to make sure the oil is getting to the movable parts correctly

Nadine Stevens,

Hi
How old is the grace Qnique 15r …
I’m interested in buying one off of someone but I’d like to know how old it is and maybe the price at the time as it is a retired machine.
Thanks for your help … Monica

Monica ,

Dear Leah Day,
thank you for your great tutorials. You were a big help to get along with my Qnique 14+.
I want to buy a new frame and would love to get a Continium II. In one of your tutorials you use a tape measure, which is placed all over the frame. Where can I order it?
Looking forward to your answer.
Regards from Germany
Sabine

Sabine,

can you do curve feathers with your feather ruler..do you have any more videos on different ways to use this ruler ….as you can see I need videos and yours are the greatest….I have HQ long arm most of templates are for sit down….love your feather ruler hopefully you have some more videos ..going to order your feather ruler.!!!!! thanks for this time ….A HAPPY QUILTER HERE..

Debra,

i am in a church quilting group and we make prayer quilts about 50×60 size. We are looking for a quilting frame to speed up our process. Can you recommend a frame and machine? Thanks

Janet K Hornbeck,

Hi Cynthia – Great question! I’ll add this to my list of videos to shoot for the Q-Zone soon. It’s on the list!

Leah Day,

Hi Sharon – You’ll need to contact a dealer in Australia for help. When you place the order, you can make sure the leader cloth is included so that will ship with your frame.

Leah Day,

Hi, Leah. I just purchased a Q-Hoop. Do you have a video on how to prepare a quilt for a frame? I have always used a domestic and free motion. I have always used safety pins to baste. Everything I have seen just shows putting on a leader cloth and loading the frame. I am kind of uncomfortable with this. How do you do your larger quilts?

Cynthia Woods,

Hi Leah I’m just about to buy a 15 qr long arm and loving your videos cause I’ve never used a longarm before a bit scary " I was just wondering do you get the leader cloth when you purchase the machine or do you have to buy it seperate I’m from Australia
Keep those videos going thanks Leah

Sharon King ,

Hi Mary – I know, I could definitely use more help in that area. I depend on word of mouth mostly so please spread the word with any of your quilting friends that are interested in longarm quilting. It’s very hard to teach frame quilting at a show and very expensive because all the students need frames to work on. Check out MQX shows – they are awesome!

Leah Day,

Hi Patricia – Great questions! Yes, I’m using a stitch regulator on the Qnique 14+ / 15 when it’s set up on a frame. The older videos where it’s set up in a table it didn’t have a stitch regulator. That was just my foot pressing the pedal and quilting the same way I would on a home machine.

On wheels on a frame – that’s really a gimmick. Longarms are serious pieces of machinery and not really designed to wheel around. If you move a longarm, you’ll have to do a lot of work to level it each time. I would advise picking a spot and setting it up and leaving it there!

Leah Day,

Hi Leah! You need more marketing! I’ve been looking for help with my frame Longarm quilting and requested frame quilting classes at the 2019 Houston Quilt Show. There weren’t any! I love your videos and have learned a lot since I found them. Thanks and keep it up!!

Mary Googe,

Hi Leah, does the Qnique have a stitch regulator when your just doing free form stitches? Talk about that more on your next vide. I’m also wondering if you can collapse the frame or move it to another room in between quits.

Patricia Kamp,

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