LONG-ARM MACHINE SERVICES
I bought my Gammill Classic Plus because I made an average of one quilt a week and did not like pushing these huge quilts through a domestic sewing machine. I could never do more than outline my blocks.
Since I do not advertise my services other than on this site, I am able to serve my regular and loyal clients very quickly. It is not unusual for my customers to get their quilts back the same week they arrive in my studio.
I offer competitive long-arm machine quilting in a smoke-free, pet-free studio, and my return time is very fast.
I do only artistic free-style and pantograph quilting. I do not do heirloom gridwork or trapunto.
For most quilts I charge .015 cents per square inch. Example, a 95” x 105” quilt would cost you $149.63
(95 X 105 = 9975sq inch X .015). There is a $50 minimum charge. A typical throw (60 x 60) would cost $54.00.
In addition, I charge $1.00 per bobbin thread. I have batting available, and most of my clients like the Hobbs 80/20 (cotton/poly) in natural.
I also have a Hobbs medium loft polyester. Expect to pay an average of 30 cents per linear inch.
1. Lining must be at least 4” larger all around than the quilt top.
2. The batting should be at least 1” larger all around than the quilt top.
3. Do not pin your quilt. I have to load up all three layers separately.
4. Please make sure your lining is squared, even, and pressed open. I prefer the selvages sewn horizontally. If you have to piece two or more sections, it’s better and takes less fabric to sew the selvages together.
5. I can machine bind your quilt for an additional fee. Machine binding prices start at $15. Be sure to send binding fabric along with your quilt.
6. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE A BEAUTIFUL PRINT INSTEAD OF A SOLID THAT COMPLEMENTS YOUR TOP. THIS GIVES ME MORE FREEDOM TO CUSTOMIZE AND CHANGE COLORS AS NEEDED, AND EVERYTHING BLENDS WELL ON THE BACK. The most difficult combination for me is when a quilt top has a strong dark and light design with a back that is all light or dark.