How to hire a longarm quilter…
First of all, pick up the phone or fire off an email to set up a consultation. There are many choices when it comes to patterns, density of quilting and thread colours. I am here to guide you and offer suggestions to complement your work. Know what you want already? DOWNLOAD the Work Order Form, fill it out, send it back to me and I’ll be in touch to schedule your quilt into my calendar.
Once we’ve finished the consultation (or have been in touch after you send me a work order form) drop off your top, backing and batting (if not purchasing it through me) to my studio. Then it’s up to me to complete your quilt on my Pfaff PowerQuilter P3™ using Quilt Artist software.
When your quilt is finished, I will send you some pictures of all that quilty goodness, along with an invoice. Once paid, we will make arrangements for you to pick up your quilt. Then you’re off to attach a binding and check another finish off your list! Congratulations!
Machine quilting is charged at 2.5 cents per square inch.
If your quilt top is 72 inches wide by 90 inches long, then:
72 x 90 = 6480 x 0.025 = $162.
Prices are in Canadian Dollars. Minimum fee for service is $50.
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL FEES:
⦁ Batting (if purchasing through me).
– Quilter’s Dream Select White $20/metre
– Quilter’s Dream Select Natural $18/metre
⦁ Variegated thread +$5
⦁ Pantograph – if not already in library +$10
⦁ Surcharge for a complicated pantograph or hand guided straight-line quilting. Don’t worry, that would be discussed and agreed upon ahead of time.
In a rush? Please contact to inquire if Rush Service is available. An additional charge of $50 would be applied for this service.
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TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE A QUILT TO ACHIEVE THE BEST POSSIBLE FINISH
Sew a 1/8” seam around the perimeter of the quilt to ensure seams don’t separate.
Remove excess threads or dark threads that could show up through the quilt top.
Use either safety pins or painters/washy tape to indicate the top of your quilt top and backing.
Backing and batting must be at least 8” larger vertically and horizontally than the top (4” around the entire quilt top).
Pieced backings should be sewn with a generous ½” seam and pressed open. If it’s possible to have the seam horizontally, that is the preference as it puts less stress on the seam.
** Please be aware that puckers, fullness and wavy borders cannot be quilted out.
Rachel from Stitched in Color has a fantastic tutorial on how to attach borders to a quilt top that you can check out HERE.