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Long Arm Quilting Services

Longarm in Action! — Snowy Days Quilting

Estimates are free!
All the beautiful designs in our Long Arm systems are welcome to be used at no additional charge.   If we don't have the pattern you were hoping for we can purchase digital quilting patterns, online for $15-$17, a pattern from UrbanElementz.com or IntelligentQuilting.com.  We can also digitize hand drawn patterns,(ask Seth for more information).  No appointment necessary for your FREE estimate and we can work with any fair budgets.
 
At this time we are not renting our Long Arm Machines.

Preparing Your Quilt for Machine Quilting

 Sending your quilt for finishing to a longer quilter can give your quilt a beautiful, polished look.  However, there are a few things to consider before sending in your quilt. 

Preparing the quilt top

 Press your quilt top and backing.  Proper pressing during quilt construction will make the final pressing simple to do.

 Borders

 It is important to apply your borders squarely.  If borders are put on without accurate measurement, the top will not lay flat.  Pleats and puckers can develop during the quilting process.

Helpful Hints:

 To apply borders:

  1. Measure your pieced top (before adding borders). Lay your top on a flat surface and measure at least three different places across the width and length, not just at the edges. 
  2. If these measurements are not equal, calculate the average measurement and use this number to cut the borders.
  1. Apply the border to the quilt top evenly by matching the center edge of the border with the center edge of the quilt. For larger quilts you may want to divide and mark your border and quilt into quarters or eighths.  Pin the border to the quilt, easing the quilt to fit the borders as you sew.
  2. Fullness and/or puckers within a border cannot be quilted out. Remember, the flatter your quilt top lays, the better your finished quilt will look.

Please make sure all your seams are secure, especially along the edges and threads are clipped from the back of the quilt and the backing.  Unclipped threads can show through lighter fabrics.

Remove all selvedge edges and press seam allowances to leave the least bulk at the seams.

Quilt Backing

 There are many options when choosing the backing for your quilt.  There are wide backing fabrics that you don't have to piece. Many quilters like to piece their backs with extra blocks or extra strips of leftover fabric from the quilt.  Whichever method you choose to use, the quilt back should be 3 - 4 inches larger than the quilt top on all four sides.  The backing should be square and the edges straight, no extra lopsided strips sticking out.

If the back needs to be pieced, cut off the selvedge before stitching and use at least a 1/2” seam allowance.  Backs can be pieced horizontally or vertically.

 NOTE:  You may choose to have us do any preparation such as piecing backings, pressing, squaring, mending seams or trimming threads for an hourly charge.  Check with the store for charges.

Edge-to-edge or all over pattern prices:

 Simple, less dense designs will be $0.023 per square inch

  • Medium density designs will be $0.026 per square inch
  • Dense designs will be $0.029 per square inch
  • $50.00 minimum charge

 Simple calculation (74” (width) X 84” (length)) X .023 = $142.97

 

Custom Monogramming, Embroidery & Digitizing Services
We use commercial grade embroidery machines from BERNINA and Melco to create flawless embroidery!  Using advanced Thread Wheels to feed the right amount of thread per stitch to get professional results.  Estimates are free and you can pick from many designs that are in-store, online or we can create a custom design! 
-We charge by the hooping $15.00-$20.00. 
-Hats start at $16.00
-Jackets are quoted by the per case basis. 
-We offer bulk order discounts!
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