Longarm Quilting Services

Thank you for considering me to finish your quilt! I currently quilt on a HandiQuilter Avanté and primarily use Glide thread. If you've never used a longarmer before, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when sewing your top.

Click here to see some examples of my work.

FIRST STEPS:
  • Please email me before shipping your quilt to discuss quilting options and wait times. 
  • If you live in the Orlando, FL area you can email me to arrange a time to drop off your quilt
  • Print out this INTAKE FORM and include it when shipping your quilt.

PREPARING YOUR QUILT:
  • Square up and press your top and backing.
  • Stitch all the way around the edges of the quilt top using a basting stitch length to prevent your edge seams from popping.
  • Ensure that your batting and backing are both at least 6” longer and 6” wider than your quilt top - for example, if your top is 50” x 70”, your backing and batting must be at least 56” - 76”.
  • Trim loose threads on the back of the quilt otherwise dark thread may show through under light fabric.
  • If using a pieced backing, remove the selvages in the seams. Backing seams should be sewn using a ½-inch seam allowance.

SHIPPING GUIDELINES:
Follow these guidelines when shipping:
  • Layer your top and backing over batting (if providing) and then fold it up to avoid fold lines. DO NOT BASTE THE LAYERS. 
  • Label the top and bottom of your quilt top and backing (pinning with a post-it note is fine)
  • Place all items to be shipped in a plastic bag before boxing and shipping - this includes the intake form.
Upon receipt of your quilt, I will submit a few design ideas for you to approve or you have the option of leaving the design completely up to me.


SERVICES & PRICING:
All quilting is done freehand (nothing is computerized)
  • Minimum charge for all quilts -- $35.00
  • Basic all-over design (ie - paisleys, swirls, loops) -- $0.02 per square inch
  • Custom designs (ie - feather design in border, swirls & pebbles in blocks) -- $0.03 per square inch
  • Custom designs with ruler work -- $0.04 per square inch  
* Prices above are for a single thread color for the entire quilt. Multiple thread colors to match fabric is an additional upcharge. Bobbin thread will always match top thread.


ADDITIONAL CHARGES: 
Quilting will begin once a design plan and charges have been discussed and agreed upon.
  • Bobbin fee -- $2.50 per full bobbin used on your quilt
  • Additional charges may apply to square up backing, iron an excessively wrinkled top and/or backing, etc. These services are billed at $20/hr., with a 1-hour minimum charge.
  • For Mail-in clients, USPS return shipping charges will be added to your invoice.

BATTING:
These are my preferred battings:
  • Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 – Cotton/Poly – 96” wide: $8 per yard
  • Warm & White - Cotton - 90" wide: $9 per yard
  • Quilter's Dream - White - Cotton - Select Loft - 93" wide: $11 per yard
If you prefer a different batting, you may ship it with your quilt or purchase it online and have it shipped directly to me. Please do not send Mountain Mist. Longarm quilting is an investment and as such, it deserves a quality batting.


All prices are subject to change.

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