Long-arm quilting machines sew the top of a quilt to the inside batting material, and a backing material. It is how you “finish” making a quilt.
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Automated Long Arm Quilters
Automated quilters use computer programs to design and place the quilt design, and have motors that move the machines to create the pattern. All automated quilters can also be used as manual machine guided quilters.
Hand Guided Long Arm Quilters
With a hand-guided longarm, the machine is stationary on a table. The quilt is then moved by hand to create your free-motion designs.
Machine Guided Quilters
With a machine guided longarm quilter, the quilt is loaded into a large frame, and the machine is moved around to create your free-motion designs.