Longarm Quilting Services
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All of our longarm quilting services are completed on our Gammill Optimum Statler Stitcher Longarm. The Statler Stitcher offers state of the art stitch and design precision. We have a selection of over 25,000 quilting patterns and designs. We will work with you to help you choose the designs and quilting thread that will turn your quilt top into a treasured quilt.
Basting – For hand quilters and/or home machine quilters, basting is done in rows approximately 4” apart. Large stitches make it easy to remove once your hand stitching is complete.
Edge to Edge (pantograph/all over) - A single pattern is used on the entire quilt top. Many designs are available to enhance or compliment your quilt’s design. If you would like to chose your edge-to-edge quilting design, below are some design websites you can visit:
Quilting Prices – includes thread
Open Edge-to-Edge All Over Design -- $.017 to $.02 - depends upon the design you choose
Dense Edge-to-Edge All Over Design -- $.025
Semi-Custom (custom border and edge-to-edge in center) -- $.03
You can estimate your quilting costs by multiplying your width measurement by your length measurement and multiplying by .02. For example: 60" x 70" quilt costs $ (60 x 70 = 4,200) (4,200 x .02). This the price for quilting. Batting and additional services are extra.
There is a $50 mininum charge
All backing must be at least 5" inches larger than the quilt top, on all 4 sides. If you send backing that is not large enough, I will not be able to load it to the long arm frame without adding additional yardage. This fee will start at $30 to cover the time and additional yardage that will need to be added to the backing.
If you purchase batting from me, I will seam it free. If you choose to mail backing yardage directly to me, I am happy to piece your basic backing for $20.
I trim all quilts. If you do not want your quilt trimmed, please let me know.
Postage is the responsibility of the client, we recommend sending your quilts via the US Postal Service using the flat rate boxes, these include tracking and $50 insurance included in the cost. You can also add additional insurance, just let me know before I return your quilt.
Preparing Your Quilt
We prefer to use our batting as we want to achieve the very best stitch quality on your quilt.
We stock the following batting:
How to make your own "standard" binding for BRQ to apply:
1. To figure how much binding to make, find the perimeter measurement of your quilt by measure all four sides of your quilt and adding them together.
2. Add an extra 20” to the perimeter measurement for seaming and turning corners.
Example: 280”+15”= 295” total of binding needed.
3. Divide total length of binding needed by length of strips you will be cutting and round up to the next whole number.
(Example: if you need 295" total and are cutting 45" strips from the width of the fabric, you will need 295 / 45 = 6.555 strips. Round up and cut 7 strips.
4. Cut strips. (Strips may be cut widthwise or lengthwise with the grain but you MUST cut bias strips if applying binding to a curved edge.)
For 3/8" wide finished binding, cut strips 2 1/2" wide.
For a ¼” wide finished binding, cut strips 2 1/8” side.
5. Sew strips together with shortened stitch length and on a 45 degree angle. (Using an angled seam distributes the seam's bulkiness for a smoother finished binding.)
6. Press seams open.
7. Press binding longways with wrong sides together so the finished product is half the cut width (or 1 1/4" wide with cut edges together and a fold on the other side.)
8. To keep binding neat until it is ready to be used either an fold and pin through all layers, wrap around a piece of cardboard and pin the end in place or make jellyroll and pin the end.
Fullness Disclaimer - Fullness and/or puckers within a quilt and its borders cannot be quilted out. We cannot guarantee that puckers and tucks won’t be sewn in. In some cases excessive fullness in borders may result in the quilt corners not being square. The flatter your quilt top is, the better the finished quilt will be.
Mechanical Disclaimer – Please be aware that sewing machines including longarm machines are mechanical devices. Although we do our utmost to ensure perfect results every time, on very rare occasions mechanical problems can occur which may cause minor damage to a quilt top and/or backing. We will do our very best to remedy the problem.