The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Load a Longarm Quilting Frame

Monday, August 6, 2018

How to Load a Longarm Quilting Frame

I have a fun quilting tutorial for you today! I’ve been sharing quilting tutorials on the Grace Qnique longarm for the past few months and I figured you’d like to know how to load a quilt on the frame from start to finish.

This is SO much easier than basting a quilt on a table with pins. While I still like to use that method for smaller projects, loading the quilt on the frame is so much faster and easier on my body. I shared a tutorial on how to baste a quilt on a longarm in the Basting Basics Workshop.

Learn how to load a quilt on the Continuum quilting frame in this new quilting tutorial:

Click here to check out my long arm quilting frame.

Click here to find the free Double Stripe Diamond quilt pattern.

I have a lot more tutorials planned for this quilt to show you all the different things you can do with my new quilting rulers and different ways of using the machine on the frame as well.

I think we need a new dedicated day for longarm quilting tutorials! How about Frame Quilting Friday? Make sure to check back this Friday for a new video on how to quilt designs with the Slice quilting ruler!

Let’s go quilt!

Leah Day

P.S - Are you wishing this was a tutorial for quilting on a home machine? Please click here to check out our vast collection of machine quilting tutorials, all dedicated to quilting on a home machine!


  1. Try the Leader Grips or Red Snappers for attaching the backing to the leaders - saves SO much time and way easier on your fingers than corsage pins. :)

  2. Where did you get your channel locks?


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