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     You can contact me through email or phone.  I prefer text messages, but feel free to call me if you prefer.  If I can't answer please leave a message.

Email:  julie.longarm@gmail.com

Text or Call 970-402-8331

     I accept quilts by appointment only.  I live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

     I look forward to working with you!

Custom & Heirloom &  Edge to Edge

 

Check patterns for the price on edge to edge quilting

Borders: $10 for each border

Light Custom Quilting

Loose Quilting. Includes 2 patterns 1 sashing pattern, up to 2 border patterns.
$ 0.04 per square inch

Medium Custom Quilting

Medium quilting. Includes up to 4 patterns, stitch in the ditch, up to 2 sashing patterns and up to 3 border patterns
$ 0.06 per square inch

Heirloom Quilting

Dense quilting used on open space, including block patterns. Stick in the ditch, outline, background fill, artistic freedom.
$ 0.08 per square inch
Quilt Preparation

Do not baste any of the layers together.
Please do not cut scallop borders.
You may mark the scallops and cut them after the quilt is returned to you. Quilt Top

All seams should be pressed flat. Clip loose threads.
(Don't worry too much about top threads. I am happy to take care of those for you.)
Indicate the top of the quilt top and backing with a safety pin or note.
All fabric should be clean and free of odors or pet hair.

Quilt Backing and Batting

Backing and Batting should be 8" longer and 8" wider than the Quilt Top.

(An extra 4" is needed on each of the 4 sides for mounting to the frame.)
Indicate the top orientation of the backing with a safety pin.

Some backings like minky or polar fleece have a nap.
The backing should be even and straight as much as possible.
Please send the batting instructions with your quilt.

Some batting requires close quilting of 2" to 4", while others allow up to 6" to 11".

Quilt spacing is important when choosing your pattern style and size.
If packaged batting needs to be trimmed, we will do that free of charge.

(All trimmings will be returned with your quilt.)

Preparing Your Quilt

  • Bring your Quilt top, batting, and backing folder separately. Do not pin, baste or use adhesives to attach the top to batting and backing.
  • Mark the center top of your quilt top and the right side and center back of your backing fabric
  • Make sure your backing fabric and you batting are at 8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than your quilt top.
  • Square your quilt top and backing.
  • Please wait to add embellishments. I cannot quilt over them and they may interfere with the machine.
  • I only use thread specially designed for longarm quilting machines. For now, I carry basic colors. If you want a specific color it will cost extra to order the specific color.
  • All seams need to be pressed flat
  • Secure your seams. Check for seams that have become loose. A loose seam can create a fold, tuck or even a tear in your quilt top.
  • Clip loose Thread.
  • Press quilt top and backing
  • Have your quilt top clean and free of orders and pet hair.

Binding Services

Binding service is charged by the linear inch.

[(Width + Length) x 2] = Linear Inches. Multiply this total by the service charge.

Example: Attach binding (15 Cents per linear inch).......
Quilt top measures 40" x 60" (40 + 60) x 2 = 200 Linear Inches x .15 = $30

How much binding fabric do I need?

Measure the Quilt Top length and width.
Determine amount fabric required:

[(Length+Width) x 2] + 15" = Total Linear Inches
With the above calculation result, see the chart below for fabric requirements.

  • 132" requires 1/4 yard
  • 202" requires 3/8 yard
  • 272" requires 1/2 yard
  • 342" requires 5/8 yard
  • 132" requires 1/4 yard
  • 202" requires 3/8 yard
  • 272" requires 1/2 yard
  • 342" requires 5/8 yard
  • 412" requires 3/4 yard
  • 482" requires 7/8 yard
  • 552" requires 1 yard

Sewing service is available to prepare binding strips. $15 fee. To avoid this fee, cut strips of binding

(typically 2 1/2", seam together and press in half with the right side of the fabric showing on the outside.

Attach binding to quilt top only. No finish work is done for this service. Straight edges with mitered corners.
15 Cents per linear-inch type

Attach binding and finish by machine. Straight edges with mitered corners.
30 Cents per linear-inch

Attach binding and finish with hand sewing. Straight edges with mitered corners.
50 Cents per linear-in

Attach binding to quilt top with a curved edge. No finish work. Binding strips must be cut on the bias.
30 Cents per linear inch

Attach binding to a curved edge and finish by machine. Binding strips must be cut on the bias.
60 Cents per linear inch

Attach binding to a curved edge and finish with hand sewing.
Binding strips must be cut on the bias.
$1 per linear inch