Long arm quilting service

Long arm quilting service

I now own a quilting frame which makes light work of stretching all the layers of a quilt without wrinkles and quilting all the layers together with free motion stitching, or stitching patterns. It is NOT a long arm quilting machine, I use my own Janome 6700P in the frame, and I don’t currently use neatly printed out pantographs so it will always have an element of my signature in the stitching, I do not offer perfection or accurate symmetry. I feel quilt feel much more lively with the personal touch in to be honest!

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I know how many of you finish a quilt top and then dread or delay the next bit, and have piles of UFOs waiting to be turned into actual quilts. Let me take this job off your hands so you can keep creating more quilts!

Basically what I am offering is for you to send me your quilt top and backing, and either you provide or I sell you wadding, and then I quilt all the layers together. I can bind the quilt too, for a charge with your own or my binding, and finished by machine or by hand. Lead time will be around 4 weeks although there are times it will be much shorter, it can also occasionally be longer.

You can see there is a lot of elements to providing an accurate quote, but here is a price list for the basics:

Please provide my with the exact thread colour (Gutermann or Coats Duet or Arufill) or the thread itself. If not supplied or specified I will make a decision based on the quilt top.

SizeQuiltingBastingAttach binding (front only)Binding complete machine stitch finishBinding complete hand stitched finish
Cot up to 40″ x 50″£110£60£40£50£65
Lap up to 60″ x 70″£135£65£45£55£70
Single up to 70″ x 90″£165£75£50£70£85
Double up to 80″ x 95″£195£80£55£80£95
King up to 90″ x 100″£220£85£60£85£100

Wadding Prices

We stock the following
Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 width 96″ – colour natural £13.00 per metre

Additional Costs

A small charge of £20 is charged if extra work is required to prepare your quilt. This includes

  • Small repairs ie, securing loose stitching or gaps
  • Ironing the top or backing fabric
  • Making the top or backing square
  • Stitching & pressing the backing fabric

A few notes on preparing your quilt and backing fabric

  • Keep all layers separate no need to pin or baste together
  • Check all seams for gaps or loose stitches
  • Trim all loose threads front and back
  • Square your quilt top and backing fabric
  • Press the quilt top, making sure the seams lay as flat as possible.
  • Backing fabric must be at least 4″ – 6″ larger than the quilt top on all sides, to accommodate loading onto the machine
  • Mark the top of your quilt if directional.  A safety pin or piece of fabric loosely stitched near the top works well
  • If you need to join the backing fabric.  First remove the selvedge and stitch using 1/2″ seam allowance. Press the seam open. 
  • Optional: If you do not purchase the wadding from us make sure that it is the same size as the backing fabric
  • Optional: if you would like us to complete your quilt and attach the binding please provide the binding 2 1/2″ width and 12″ longer then the measurement around the quilt edge.  For example 2 x length + 2 x width + 12″ to allow for corners and joining.

Please note that quilts should be free from embellishments, beading or buttons.  Any trimmings should be added after the quilt is returned.

Please get in touch if you have a project you want quilting: [email protected]