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FAQS

Yes!  I am located in central Pennsylvania and am happy to serve quilters across the US who ship their quilt tops to me.   I understand you may be nervous to send out the quilt you’ve poured so much time and energy into away, but don’t worry!  

I’ll text/email you when your quilt arrives at my studio. I’ll notify you when I’m getting ready to work on your quilt. I can send progress photos if you’d like to see them. I carefully repack your finished quilt and bring it to the Post Office by hand.  

I’ll be with you (and your quilt) at every step in this exciting process!

Yes.  I have a 12′ frame,  and can load up to to 110 inches wide for the quilt top.  That means your shortest side must be no more than 110″. For example, if your quilt top was 95”x 125″, I CAN still load it.  If you are unsure if your quilt is too big,  you can contact me to confirm that I can take your top.  

Costs that are included in the $/square inch rate:
  • Collaborative help to choose what design and scale of quilting will compliment your quilt
  • Thread (and help choosing a color)
  • Lint roll/ Remove stray threads from top
  • Time/labor to load the layers of your quilt  
  • Time/labor stitching the design
  • Troubleshooting problem areas (for example if the borders have fullness or waves, I can use various techniques like starching or making tucks to avoid puckers)
  • Beautiful quality stitches and even tension
  • Knotted & buried starts and stops
  • Trim to ~1″ inch as complimentary service (many longarmers won’t do this or charge extra)

When you Book Your Quilt, you’ll pay a Deposit. This gets your project on the schedule.

We’ll go over the final choices during your design consultation/the quilt intake process you will receive an estimate. 

When your quilt is complete I will send you an invoice via email. You can pay with a card when you receive the invoice, or cash/card in person if you choose local pickup. 

If for any reason the final cost is different than the estimated cost (plus shipping if applicable) I will contact you before moving forward.

The type of thread depends on the type of service. All of the threads I use are high quality, tried and true, and yield beautiful results. If you have a certain color in mind for your item, let me know. We’re getting new colors in the studio everyday. See the full line up>>

The short answer is, yes!  The long answer is…..

Most people who supply their own batting are doing a local drop off. Usually the bulk of mailing the batting to me makes it more expensive than what most customers like to pay.  So, it’s more economical to use what I have in stock. If you have your heart set on a batting type that I dont have on hand, you could have it shipped directly to me. This is something we’d cover during your consultaiton, so I’d know to be expecting it.  

There so many (wonderful!) options, that it can be tough to choose. Good news though, I have pulled together some tips and information on our Batting page that may help you narrow it down for you.

Still not sure? Mark your batting choice as undecided , when you Book Your Quilt and I can help you choose the best one for your project. 

Yes! I have a few good resoures that have helped me with piecing my own quilt backs in my Tips + Tricks Library.

Please note: I am not able to center quilt backings due to the way quilt layers are loaded on the longarm frame.   Any pieced blocks in your backing should not be near the outside edges, as they may be cut off when you trim it after quilting. Still not sure about your backing?  Feel free to contact me.

Absolutely! They make super-snuggle worthy quilts.

Helpful hint: Minky fibers are long, and can pull up to the front of the quilt top in the stitching. I recommended choosing a thread color that blends well with the backing if you want to avoid that. 

Drop off is by apointment. Simply contact me and we’ll set up a time to meet by appointment in the State College or Bellefonte, PA area. 

Not at this time. However, I have a few good resoures that have helped me with binding my own quilts in my Tips + Tricks Library.   

Occasionally, I’ll have sample quilts for sale. These will be listed as ready to ship in the shop. See what’s in stock >>

 

I appreciate and consider every single review and piece of feedback! You can review specific products in the shop, or share your general review on Facebook.  

If you have issues or concerns with any of your order, please let me know so I can make things right. 

Longarm quilting is completed on my Innova Longarm, and I am able to offer both hand-guided and computerized designs. This huge industrial machine is a workhorse and a trusty partner in making the quilty magic happen.  

Machine embroidery is done on my Babylock Journey. I have additional software for it that allows me to do some fun and unique custom designs for quilt labels. 

I’d love to help you keep your heirlooms in top shape.  Since damage, and repairs vary widely I review repair requests on a case-by- case basis. 

Small holes, tears and daily wear can usually be mended so that the quilt can continue being love and used.  If the damage is extensive, or if the quilt is an antique, you still have a few options. I’m happy to look at your quilt to provide a free consultation.  Read more on repair and remake services >>

Just for Fun Quilt Stats (as of Aug 2020)
50000
Stitches on the Longarm