Your Customer Worksheet Online Class

I am hosting a NEW, LIVE, in person, Zoom class, Your Customer Worksheet and More!! on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12 noon Pacific (3 pm Eastern) –

We will be talking about Customer Worksheets – why they are SO important, why you NEED one, what to have printed (disclaimers) on it and a WHOLE LOT MORE!! Including a little bit about pricing.

Also, we will also be talking about the Unhappy Customer. What do you do if this happens – and it WILL happen! Do you have policies in place so when you have an unhappy customer, you will be ready and can deal with the situation?

Do you know that your Customer Worksheet becomes a legal document? If your unhappy customer would take you to small claims court, your Customer Worksheet can be used to show what you did, or didn’t do.

This class will last about 2 hours or so. It will also be recorded. When you register for this class, you will get 90 days, 24/7 access to the class and all class handouts (downloadable pdf files.)

For more information and to register for Your Customer Worksheet and More!! Click Here 

I know that to many people, this is the “boring” part of the business!! In reality, this is the IMPORTANT part of being in business!!!

One more item – In early April I hosted a Zoom meeting about Machine Quilting Business During the Pandemic. This meeting was recorded and is now available as a FREE online class.

For details on the FREE online class, Your Machine Quilting Business During the Pandemic, Click Here

If you have any questions about any of these classes please contact me at longarmu@aol.com

I look forward to seeing you in class on Tuesday, June 30 at 12 noon Pacific (3 pm Eastern) 

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A Pricing Cost Analysis

A LOT has been happening over the last few weeks and at this time we are all in a state of social distancing and (possible) self-isolation! As quilters, as business people, and as women (as most of us are) we always seem to have a LOT to do and we will keep busy, no matter what.

This can be the time where not only are we catching up on backlogged customer quilts or working on our own quilts, we can be working on our quilting business!

Join me on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1 pm Pacific Time, for a LIVE, in person, online class about a Price Cost Analysis and how to apply this to your business. I know that this sounds dull, boring and scary, but this is information you NEED to know! You NEED to know how your business costs affect your pricing structure.

For more details on this class Click Here

If you have been in business for a while – you need this class!!
If you are starting your machine quilting business – you need this class!!

Note: This is a great time to start a machine quilting business! If I am a piecer and I have to stay home, I am going to be piecing a quilt top or two. They will need to be quilted – and YOU can do it!

If you have been quilting for others for a while, this is the time to communicate with your customers and tell them you are ready to quilt their quilts! I will talk about this in a future blog post.

This LIVE, online class will be about 2-1/2 hours in length, possibly a little bit longer, and there will be time for questions, answers and discussions.

This is the time to take what you have learned in this class, apply it to your business and make your business more profitable – and the word “profit” is NOT a bad word!

For details and to register for the Pricing Cost Analysis Online Class Click Here

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Cindy Roth at longarmu@aol.com 

Stay safe, stay well and keep on quilting!!!

Charging for Thread Live Online Class

This is the second in a series of LIVE online class about running a successful – and profitable –  machine quilting business.


As a machine quilting professional, are you charging a separate fee for thread that is being used on your customer’s quilt?

If you are not, you should be!

If you do, are you charging enough to cover the cost of your thread? And to make a profit??

Join Cindy Roth, who has been machine quilting as a business for over 25 years in this LIVE, in person, online class, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1 pm Pacific Time as she talks about this subject.

Cindy will talk about –

  • Why you SHOULD be charging for thread used in a quilt.
  • How to determine how much thread is used in any quilt.
  • How to determine the wholesale and retail cost of thread used.
  • How to present this information to your customer, especially if you have not charged for thread in the past.
  • Invoicing thread charges to your customer.
  • And a whole lot more, along with an opportunity for questions and answers!

This is not a class about what kind of thread is best or what thread to use on a quilt. Those are questions that only you and your machine can answer. This is a class on the “business end” of a machine quilting business!

This is the class that will give you the information YOU need to make YOUR business more profitable!

This class will be about 60 – 90 minutes in length.

If you can’t join the class on October 12, the class will be recorded and you can view it at your convenience.

With the busy Winter Holiday season fast approaching, NOW is the time to see if  your thread charges are accurate, or begin to charge for the threads used in your customer quilts.

For more information about the Charging for Thread in your Machine Quilting Business class or to register for this class, Click Here

If you have any comments or thoughts about charging for thread please feel free to leave a comment.

Finding Customers Online Class

There is still space available for my first ever, in person, online class, Finding Customers for your Machine Quilting Business on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 1 PM Pacific Time (4 PM Eastern Time).

If you are looking for ideas on how to find customers locally, how to find customers from out of the area and how your customers can find YOU, then this class is for you!

If you are busy on Saturday afternoon, don’t worry!! The class will be recorded and you can watch the class at a later date when it is more convenient for you!

This is the first time I am doing a class like this, and I’m sure there are going to be few hic-ups during the class. Because of this, the class fee is reduced. The will be the only time you will be able to attend this class at this price!

For more information on the Finding Customers class Click Here

If you have tried the “traditional ways” of finding customers and found that didn’t work too well, you NEED this class!

I am extremely excited to share this information with you and this is the only place I am advertising this live, online class.

Register NOW for this class and get some great ideas on how to Find Customers for your Machine Quilting Business! 

For more information about this in person, online class, Click Here

If you have any questions about this class or need more information, please send me an email at longarmu@aol.com

I look forward to welcoming you to the Finding Customers for your Machine Quilting Business class on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1 pm Pacific Time! 

Something New!!!

Many times I have been asked if I do online classes and the answer is yes, I have lots of machine quilting online classes on the Longarm Classroom website. To view this website Click Here 

I have also been asked if I have live, online classes, and I have had to answer no, I don’t.  Until now!!!

I have taken the leap into a new technology world and will be offering LIVE, ONLINE classes!

My FIRST, live, online class is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at 1 PM Pacific Time! 

This class is titled Finding Customers for your Machine Quilting Business. It is a 2 – 3 hour class and all you need is a computer, or a laptop, or a mobile device to attend!

In this class I will talk about

  • How to find local customers – and it’s not only via a local quilt shop.
  • How to find out of the area customers.
  • How customers can find you!
  • And much, much more!!

Since this is the FIRST class I am doing this way, I am offering a discounted class fee of only $35! 

For More details on this class and how to register, Click Here

Note: This is the ONLY way you can access this class information!

I hope you will join me on my FIRST ever, live, online class! I know there may be a few hic-ups in the class – we can muddle through them together!

This class will be recorded so you can view it at a later date. The details of this are being worked out. When the recorded class is available you will be notified via email.

I am extremely excited to share this information with you and this is the only place I am advertising my FIRST ever live, online class.

Over the next few months I am planning on putting all the classes of my Business Basics Boot Camp online either in the LIVE class or the recorded class formats. When those future classes are ready I will be sure to let you know!

If you have any questions about this class, or questions about finding customers for your business, please send me an email at longarmu@aol.com

I look forward to welcoming you to the Finding Customers for your Machine Quilting Business class on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1 pm Pacific Time! 

Longarm U is Traveling!

Cindy Roth of Longarm University is traveling and teaching!

I will be teaching classes in North Carolina, Ohio, Northern Illinois and Michigan!

First I will be in North Carolina giving a presentation to the Carolina Longarm Guild on July 12. The meeting is being held in Fayetteville, NC. After the presentation I will be having a mini-class on the Business of Machine Quilting.

For details of this presentation Click Here 

On July 13,14, 15,  I will be teaching (all day) classes in Chapel Hill, NC. For details on these classes Click Here

I will also be teaching classes in Uniontown, OH on July 21, 22, 23. For the details of these classes Click Here 

Then I am off to Northern Illinois to visit with family for a few days. While I am there I will be teaching classes in Geneva, IL on July 29, 30 and August 1. For the details of these classes Click Here 

On August 2 I will be giving a presentation to the Northern Illinois Longarm Guild in Wheaton, IL.  Again, after the presentation I will be giving a mini-class on the Business of Machine Quilting.

For the details of this presentation Click Here 

Last, but not least, I will be teaching classes in Clinton Township, MI on August 5, 6, 7. For details on these classes  Click Here

It is going to be a busy few weeks and I looking forward to seeing my family – daughter, grand daughters, parents, siblings – and meeting longarm quilters!

I hope to see you in my classes or at the presentations. It’s going to be fun, inspirational, and educational!