Long-Arm Quilting Services
Minimum charge: $50 + 1 thread charge if the same is used for top and bottom.
Pantograph/edge to edge designs $0.0175-$0.02/square inch.
All custom work is charged at $25/hour, with a minimum $0.03/square inch estimate.
Solid Thread - $3
Variegated Thread - $5
1 thread charge per top and bottom, i.e. if same solid thread used on both top and bottom, $6
I now have use of a Gammill Optimum+, hand guided on a 10' table -- AND a Gammill Classic+ on a 12' table. This means the smallest direction of your quilt top cannot be more than 120".
My Facebook page has detail photos of most customer quilt quilting that I have done as well as some of my own samples.
Each year of my customer quilting is shown in albums.
I have many pantograph (edge to edge) designs and do freehand allover and custom ruler work. I'm happy to work with you to find the right style for your quilt and price point for your budget. I use a variety of threads from various manufacturers to get the right color and effect for your project.
Batting for long-arm machine quilting available in my shop:
Warm & Natural
Warm & White
80/20 (Cotton/Poly blend)
Hobbs Thermore (for garments and table toppers)
Batting purchased in my shop gives you a free option of having the quilt trimmed before it is returned to you. If points are at the edge, be sure to discuss how wide your binding is visible on the top of the quilt so that the trimming doesn't remove of your points. Trimming is done evenly from the outer most seam.
I have a selection of widebacks (108" wide) to fit most needs. If you are unable to purchase and wash the wideback before quilting, you can opt to just use it straight off the bolt.
Preparing your quilt top:
Please press and fold your quilt top neatly. I hang them upon arrival to the shop until they will be quilted.
The shop is pet-free and smoke-free. Please be sure you remove all pet hair and smoke odors before delivering your quilt parts.
If you are providing your own batting and/or backing, please make sure it is at least 6", each direction, larger than your quilt top. These should be folded individually as well. If using a flannel backing and the quilt top is quality quilting cotton, please consider washing the backing before bringing it in. The flannel will shrink at a different rate than the quilt top. When the quilt is laundered after use, it is desired to have a similar shrinkage rate of the entire quilt.
The backing selvage should load along the rollers when at all possible to maintain the best tension. If a backing is pieced, the seam preferably is loaded along the rollers, not perpendicular to them, otherwise the seam builds up in the one spot and causes tension issues. If you have any questions relating to the preparation of your quilt, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Direction of quilting motif may play a role in deciding which direction the quilt top can be loaded. Before finalizing your backing, I'm happy to discuss options with you.