PROFESSIONAL QUILTING SERVICES

With my Tin Lizzie Ansley Long Arm Quilting Machine and computerized Quilt Magician, I use the latest in technology along with my artistic design skills to bring out and enhance the beauty of your quilts.  I handle each quilt with care, as though it were my own, and can usually finish your quilt within 2-3 weeks, possibly longer near the Christmas holidays.  When you bring your quilt top in, you will have a chance to browse through the many quilting designs that are available to you.

I started doing long arm quilting in 2001 and quilted 120 quilts over the next two years.  I attend seminars, training and quilt shows to stay up to date on the latest advances in machine quilting.  I am an active member of Heritage Quilters Guild in Lockport, have taught beginner and intermediate quilting classes in several area quilt shops and in my home, and have been trained in the use of computer-aided machine quilting.

Click here to see examples of the designs you can choose from to enhance the beauty of your quilt. There is no charge for using the digital designs I already own, but if you want me to purchase a new design for you, there is a $10 fee.  Currently, I own around 100 designs, and I add to them whenever funds become available.  If you want to browse for beautiful quilting designs before you visit my studio, check out Urban Elementz, which is where I purchase my quilting designs.

To get an estimate of what it would cost to machine quilt your quilt, use this simple formula:

Edge to edge pantographs - 1.5 cents per square inch + $5.00 set up fee

Thread fee - $1.00 per bobbin of thread used. Expect to pay a few dollars for thread.

(length of top in inches x width of top in inches = total square inches)

A MINIMUM QUILTING CHARGE OF $35.00 APPLIES TO EACH QUILT.

Examples:

Crib - 46" x 46" = 2116sq" x 1.5 cents = $31.75 + $5.00 =36.75

Throw - 57" x 69" = 3933sq" x 1.5 cents = $59.00 + $5.00 = $64.00 

Twin - 68" x 90" = 6120sq" x 1.5 cents = $91.75 + $5.00 = $96.75

Full - 80" x 90" = 7200sq" x 1.5 cents = $108.00 + $5.00 = $113.00

Queen - 90" x 108" = 9720sq" x 1.5 cents = $145.75 + $5.00 = $150.75

King - 110" x 110" = 12100sq" x 1.5 cents = $181.50 + $5.00 = $186.50
 

QUILT BACKING

Your quilt backing and must be at least 8 inches longer than your quilt top and 8 inches wider than your quilt top to allow for proper loading onto the quilting frame.  In other words, there must be an extra 4 inches on each edge of your quilt back.  If there is a seam in your backing, it must be made with a 1/2" seam, pressed open, with no selvedges included in the seam.  If there are selvedges around the outside of the backing, that is not a problem.  If you want me to piece your backing, the fee is $10 per seam.  And remember, just as your quilt top needs to be "square", so must your backing!  If your backing is not square, it will not be able to be loaded onto the frame, or may result in tucks or folds in your completed quilt.  If you need advice on how to square up your top or back, just ask me and I will explain how to check for "squareness".

QUILT BATTING

Your quilt batting must be at least 6 inches longer than your quilt top and 6 inches wider than your quilt top.  In other words, there must be an extra 3 inches on each edge of your quilt batting.  I am currently selling Warm and White 100% Cotton Batting (90" wide) for $9 per yard.  I will cut if for you by the inch so that you do not have to buy more than you need.

OTHER SERVICES

Sewing Backing Seams - $10 per seam
Machine sewing binding to one side of quilt - 10 cents per linear inch
Machine sewing binding to both sides of quilt  - 17 cents per linear inch

LONG ARM QUILTING MACHINE RENTAL

 If you are interested in learning to use my machine, I will train and supervise you while you quilt your next project.  The fee for renting the machine, including instruction, is $15 per hour.  The thread fee is $1 per bobbin of thread used. Expect to pay a few dollars for thread.  There is no charge for using the digital designs I already own, but if you want me to purchase a new design for you, there is a $10 fee.  Currently, I own around 100 designs, and I add to them whenever funds become available.