LONGARM QUILTING SERVICES
Snips of Thread provides computerized edge-to-edge longarm quilting services. Sue Williams is our expert. We call her our “back porch quilter” as she works from the back of the Creative Events Center (the yellow building). She never leaves your quilt on the machine while it is running. She spends time measuring the placement of the top on the machine every time she rolls the quilt to insure the pattern is placed perfectly on your quilt top. She also trims your quilt and bastes the edges so it is a dream for you to sew on your binding. Sue is a meticulous quilter in every aspect of her work!
*1 1/2 cents per square inch for edge-to-edge meander, good vibrations and easy loop patterns
*More detailed quilt patterns run from 2 cents to 5 cents a square inch. Most patterns are 2 cents.
Queen sized quilt top measuring 90 inches wide by 95 inches long using a 2-cent per square inch pattern would cost $171.00 (Quilting only).
MINIMUM QUILTING CHARGE: $40.00
Thread charge is $2.00 a bobbin. Generally most queen sized quilts use 4 bobbins or less.
BACKING: Backing MUST be a minimum of 8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than the top. This is a MUST to allow for room to attach to the quilting machine and to square the top to the backing.
A rate of $20 an hour will be assessed for any quilts that require additional time or preparation prior to quilting. This includes backings that are not large enough, backings that need seaming, or require extensions to be sewn on for the machine clamps, pressing or squaring up the top or the back.
NOTE: Quilt top, batting and backing should NOT be pinned together. If you piece your backing, please be sure to trim off selvages that will be quilted into the quilt top. Selvages that are quilted into your finished quilt will likely shrink and cause excess wrinkles when washed.
BATTING: The shop batting is 80/20 (80% cotton and 20% polyester made by Pellon)
*90 inch wide is $9.50 a yard
*120 wide is $10.50 a yard
You are welcome to bring the batting of your choice rather than purchase ours.
BINDING THE QUILT:
We would be happy to bind your finished quilt at 20 cents per linear inch. Binding services include cutting binding strips from fabric you provide, sewing strips together, pressing and sewing the binding on the quilt by machine. Hand sewing the binding to the backside of the quilt is included in this rate.
We are happy to have you drop off your quilt tops for Sue to quilt or we accept work via mail or UPS/FedEx delivery. If you send us your quilt tops, be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email. We will contact you to discuss the details (patterns, thread color etc.) of getting your tops quilted.
General Labor Rate is $20/hr If you have any further questions, please use the Contact Page or call Linda at 641-877-6077.