Long Arm Quilting Services At Itch'n To Be Stitch'n, we’re pleased to provide our customers with access to long arm quilting services! 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.
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 8 to 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.
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 1.8 cents per square inch. For example an 80" x 90" quilt. You take the width 80 x the length 90 = 72. x 1.8 = $129.00. 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. The most common batting used by everyone is Quilters Dream cotton batting it is 96'" wide and is $13.95 a yard. 120" wide is $16.95 a yard. I also have poly and wool batting.
Standard Custom Quilting is 2 cents per square inch. (this is what most choose and are charged) Custom show quilting can start at 2.5 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.
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.