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Learn Long Arm Quilting with us at the Florida Quilting Center in Tampa!

Florida Quilting Center Classes

INNOVA Longarm Rental Certification Class

Multiple Dates Available

Class Fee $150

Long Arm Rental Classes are in our FQC Studio and taught by Ann McKinney

During the four hour class, Ann will teach how to load the top, backing and batting onto the INNOVA™ free motion longarm quilting system. Time is provided for practice as well.

This class is required in order to participate in the Longarm Rental Program.

Intro to Longarm Quilting Class

Are you interested in longarm quilting but not sure if you want to take our Rental Certification Class? Or want a little more time to learn about the machines? Come to our introduction class!

Learn the ins and outs of longarm quilting and its benefits. You will see why you need larger backing than your quilt top, learn about types of longarm quilting and tools, and get to try quilting on a longarm! 

Ask questions before investing in the rental program!

Custom 101:  Borders, Blocks, & Boundaries for Autopilot Mach3

Ann McKinney


Make the border special. Learn how to build borders with different border shapes and file types to create unique designs. Give special attention to blocks, too. Effortlessly place designs within blocks using the Boundary Tool.

This class is for the confident beginner that is familiar with the basic functions of the Autopilot Mach3 software.

Advanced Edge to Edge Class for Autopilot Mach3

Ann McKinney

Learn how to complete e2e projects efficiently and how to tackle special requests. In this class, we will cover how to incorporate the Masking Tool to quilt around picture blocks and other embellishments. This use of the Masking Tool completes the Edge to Edge quilting while leaving the Masked areas un-quilted. We will also address how using the correct file types enables you to finish quilts quickly and with Innova quality stitches.   

This class is for the confident beginner that is familiar with the basic functions of the Edge to Edge Tool within the Autopilot Mach3 software.