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Long Arm Quilting Services
Do you have a passion for quilting but don't have the time or patience to quilt your quit top yourself? Are they piling up on you? Do you have a quilt top from mom or grandma that you would like to turn into a keepsake quilt but don't know how. I would love to help. I offer custom machine quilting and /or all over designs as well. Machine Quilting has become an accepted alternative to hand quilting and can turn your quilt tops into a family heirloom. I have s Gammill Quilting machine and 2 Janome Quilt Maker Pro 20. That allows me to quilt as wide as 125". We would be honored to be a service to you.
Our goal is to help you complete your beautiful quilts quickly and effectively.
In order to make your experience more successful, there are a few things you need to consider before bringing your quilt in for service. You can also ship us your quilt if you would like and we will ship it back when your quilt is complete.
Squaring your quilt before adding your borders: By doing this it will insure there is no ruffling or added fullness in your bordered edges which causes creases when your quilt is quilted...if there is fullness in your quilt I will do my best to hide it but keep in mind you may have creases quilted in. (not sure how to square your quilt, call and I will explain how to do it).
Thread: Many thread colors are available, usually whatever the color top thread is used I will usually match the bottom thread with it.
Backing: Your backing should be a minimum of 10 inches large than the top by length and width. The back of your quilt will look better if you trim the salvage edges before making any back seams. You will get every inch of your fabric back that is not needed (Believe me I do not want it) If I have to increase the backing to get it to fit my machine there will be a $30.00 charge added to your bill.
Stay Stitching: Stay stitching the edge of your quilt will help seams from popping loose when being tugged and pinned in.
Binding: Is usually done by you, but I will machine bind your quilt. Binding must be 2 1/2" wide and the length should be 12" longer than the total inches around the quilt. Example: For a 80" x 90" quilt top 160" (top and bottom) + 180" (sides) = 340" + 12" =352" of binding.
Pricing: Pantograph quilting is 2.5 cents per square inch. For example an 80" x 90" quilt. You take the width 80 x the length 90 = 7200 x 2.5 = $180.00. This is for quilting only. You can bring your own batting in or I do provide batting for you I have several types to choose from.
Standard Custom Quilting is 3.5 cents per square inch. (this is what most choose and are charged) Custom show quilting can start at 3.5 to 4 cents per square inch, depending upon how heavy the quilting is to be, ruler work etc. This will be discussed of course in determining your decision.
Please do not pin your tops, batting and backing together, bring them as separate pieces. Also do not bring them in scented bags.
I cannot guarantee a perfect match on the back of your quilt if you pieced your backing with additional squares etc. I will strive to, but quilts are pinned in from the top, not from the center when placed on the frame.
Shipping will be added according to the post office fee for the completed package..
Minimum charge for quilting is $30.00
Remember on custom quilting I quilt free handed I do not use templates or stencils when I quilt.
We know that you put a lot of time and effort into your quilt, which is why we strive to provide long arm services that complete your quilt as you envisioned it. For more information, please contact us today by calling 618-635-2429.