Quilting Services & FAQ
I offer edge to edge quilting services with designs for most any theme imaginable. You can view and choose from my current design options below (EDITED: This is soon to come. In the mean time, we can pick patterns together, in person at your appointment). If you don't happen to see the perfect design, I can work with you to add that design to my collection, for a $15 fee.
When can I drop a quilt off to be quilted?
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons are the best times for quilt drop-off, as those are generally slower days in the shop. That will give us time together to look at patterns and thread color. If you must come on a Saturday, please try for afternoon hours, as mornings are usually busy with classes. However, that being said, you are more than welcome to bring your quilt(s) for drop off any time during store hours, just please be patient with us, as there may be other customers in the shop that we also must help.
Where are you located?
I have a quilt shop in Suwanee, GA. located directly across from the Suwanee Town Center with an address of:
3957 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. Ste. C
Suwanee, GA 30024
I am brick and mortar shop with fabric and supplies. Along with quilting services, I also also offer classes, and sales of Handi Quilter longarm machines.
What are you hours of operation?
The shop hours are as follows:
Tues. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
Sat. 10am - 4pm
Sun. & Mon. Closed
How much does it cost to quilt a top?
Edge to edge pricing is 2.5¢ a square inch, with a $60 minimum. The price of thread is included in the quilting. For quilting services, batting is sold at .004 cents. This is a discounted price for those using it for quilting services.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash or check are preferred methods of payment for quilting and any sale, though I also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, or UnionPay credit/debit cards.
Do I need to bring batting?
You are not required to bring batting, as it is available for purchase. I have a couple of options for you to choose from, depending on the loft you desire. Batting will be charged at the time of pick-up. I also offer a discounted price on any batting that is to be used for quilting services. Rather than make you buy the whole width of batting off the roll, I only charge per square inch. The cost for batting when used for quilting services is .004 cents a square inch.
I know that some of you have batting in your stashes that you want to use up. If you bring it with you, we can determine together if it is suitable for longarming with. Please be understanding, if I do decline working with it.
Are there special instructions for the backing?
Bring a backing that is 6 to 8 inches larger than your quilt top, in both width and length. This gives me an extra 3 to 4 inches on all sides for pinning and clamping the quilt onto the frame.
Also, please make sure that your backing is square with straight edge.
This is a big one, for a couple of reasons. One being that I can not get a smooth pinning onto the machine with a choppy edge (ie: scissor cut), which could end up sewing pleats or wrinkles into the backing. A simple way to make sure that your quilt edge is straight, is to tear it along the grain. If a quilt comes in that is not square, and there is plenty of extra material for me to work with, I can square it up for a fee.
Another way that an un-square back can affect the outcome is, often times I will get backings that measured on either end, seem to be big enough. But not being square, means that there is propensity for one edge of the quilt to hang past the edge of the backing regardless of the size, meaning that there is not enough backing. In this case, I will call you before quilting to discuss our options.
Is there a minimum charge to quilt a small top?
My minimum charge to pin something on a frame is $60. That being said, if you have multiple items that can all use the same, single piece of backing, we can quilt them together with the same design. The cost would either be $60, or (if the square inches of both pieces together total more than 2,400) the standard charge of 2.5¢ . If both tops will be quilted with the same design, then I can lay them side by side on the backing. If you would like separate patterns quilted on them, I would ask you to bring a long enough backing that I could place one piece under the other, and would be a $20 charge for resetting the pro-stitcher area and design.
Will you put on binding for me?
This is a service that I do offer if you provide the fabric. I can either do it by machine or have it done by hand. The prices are calculated per linear inch of the quilt top, and are as follows:
Make binding (cut 2.5" strips, sew, and press) - 10¢ a linear inch
Attach pre-made binding to quilt - 5¢ a linear inch
Finish by machine - 10¢ a linear inch
Finish by hand - 15¢ a linear inch
How can I keep costs down?
Be sure to bring your backing pieced, ironed and squared up ready to go. If you need me to do any of these things for you, I am more than happy to, for fees which are listed on the quilt in-take form.
I am in a hurry, can you rush my quilt?
The rush fee is $100. This guarantees that your quilt will be back in 2 weeks or less (a date which we will agree upon at drop-off). (To be clear, this does not mean that those who don’t pay a rush fee are bumped back in line. It means that I will stay late, after hours, to get yours done early.)
**Remember, I will do all I can to ensure the success of the outcome of your quilt. We are in this together! In the future I will be putting out a video series with tips and tricks to get the most out of your long-arming experience. So keep a watch out for that!**