Longarm Rental

We are proud to be Des Moines’ only Handi Quilter dealer! We currently have 2 longarms available to rent. In order to rent our machine, renters must first complete our Longarm Certification Class for $150.


Please call the shop to sign up & schedule your class. Payment will be required to hold your spot.We currently teach certification classes Tuesday - Friday during regular business hours with occasional weekends and evenings available upon request. There is NO online sign up for this class. You MUST call the shop at 515-255-1010 to schedule. 


Certification: Handi Quilter on the frame with computerization $150 - 4hrs
During this course, our Iowa Quilt Block Longarm Staff will lead you through many basics of longarm quilting with plenty of hints and tips along the way!  We will teach you the process of learning to load a quilt on our Handi Quilter longarm quilting machine and how to do computerized edge to edge quilting. You will practice using our Handi Quilter Longarm machine on a fabric panel that we will later donate.By the end of class, our goal is that you will have a basic understanding of how the machine works and have gained some comfort in beginning to longarm quilt! 


We are often asked what do I need to bring for this class?  The answer - YOU!

We encourage you to schedule a time for rental soon after you complete our class so you can continue to build your confidence and skills!

To keep your certification current you must quilt at least 1 item every 60 days. If you do not have a project you need quilted, you are welcome to come in and quilt a charity quilt we provide (at no rental cost to you).


We allow one person per day/per machine. When you sign up for a time you will be required to pay a deposit equal to 1 hour of rental time, since we are reserving the whole day for you, this deposit is non-refundable. Please be sure that your day/time will work for you before placing a deposit.


Rental Rates are as follows:

Handi Quilter
$25/hour with a minimum of 2 hours required.

We have a variety of isacord thread colors that are available for free with your rental.