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Gigi’s Fabric Shop

Have you been dreaming about completing your own quilting using a longarm quilt machine, but don’t have the space or the funds to own a machine of your own. Our Longarm Machine Rental Program allows you to rent time on our Juki TL 2200 QVP Sit-down Model and soon our Stand up Model too.   

After completing a class to learn all the basics of how to operate the machine and prepare your quilt, you are then free to rent it and start quilting your own quilts.

Long Arm Machine Rental

Rental Fee:     $18/hr 2 hour minimum

 You may also be able to extend your session if no one else has reserved the machine. (7.50 per half hour past session time)

Included in the rental fee:

-Our machine will be cleaned, oiled and ready for you to start.
-Your charges start at the time of your reservation. We recommend that you plan to arrive early enough to pick out patterns, etc. before your rental starts.
-It is recommended that you rent no more than 4 hours at a time.
-Use of the cutting table to square-up your batting and backing before quilting, or to trim your quilts after you are finished quilting, but please bring your own rotary cutter.
-You are responsible for cleaning up after you are finished your session, including picking up loose thread, putting away tools, thread spools and general tidying up.

Thread: To insure proper operation of our machine, we require the use of approved brands of threads.

Bobbins: A bobbin is included in your rental. However, if you would like to purchase additional bobbins you may.

Needles: 2 machine needles are included in the cost of the Longarm Quilting Class. Additional needles can be purchased for $1.50/needle.

Hours of Operation: Please call for an appointment. There  are no set hours. We work around your schedule and ours. Rental
There are no set hours. Please call for an appointment. Machine rental is by appointment with a 2 hour minimum; please call ahead to make your reservations.  If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment we ask for 24 hour notice.

Long Arm Quilting Class Cost:     $25.00

This 1 hour class is a beginner hands-on, one-on-one class taught on our Juki TL-2200 with Gigi. You will learn the basics of running the machine. We will cover basic-free motion quilting, threading the machine, and preparing your quilt.

We realize it will take a few sessions to become completely familiar with the machine. After your class you may stay up to an hour to practice on quilt sandwiches. We are always present at the shop during your session to assist you as needed. We're here to assist you along the way till you gain more experience.

Rental Agreement:
If it has been over six months since your last rental, you will be required to take the beginner class again.
Please do not wear very loose fitted clothing, dangling necklaces, tie back long hair and no scarves.
No food or drinks near the quilt or the machine.
No cell phone use near the quilt or the machine.
Tools and pins should not be on the quilt or near the machine.
Please clean your work area before the end of your rental time.
There is a $36 cancellation free if cancelled within 24 hours. This is because someone else may have wanted to use the machine on your date and could not because you booked that time.
No one else may accompany you during your session.
Session includes one needle. Additional needles may be purchased separately.
Renter agrees to not adjust the tension, remove thread jams or replace needles without help from Gigi’s Fabric Shop.

Gigi's Fabric Shop is located at 706 West Lumsden Road, Brandon, Florida 33511 Call to schedule your Longarm Rental Today!
813-661-9000 Ask for Gigi We are 5 minutes from I-75 and close to Brandon Mall.