I offer computerized edge-to-edge (E2E) longarm quilting for any size quilt, baby to king! With my Gammill Statler longarm machine, E2E pantograph designs are consistently stitched in a repeating pattern, resulting in a beautifully finished quilt.
My E2E Library page showcases a variety of popular designs that you can choose from. If you have a specific panto in mind or just an idea, please let me know, I want to help you find the perfect design for your quilt!
Please note that at this time I am only offering E2E, no custom quilting. The current turnaround time is 2-3 weeks.
Thread is included with your E2E longarm service and there are several colors to choose from - White, Black, Grey, Brown, Pink, Blue, Purple and everything in between! The thread color can be solid or variegated, it can match as close as possible to blend in or be bold to stand out against your quilt, the choice is yours!
E2E quilting - I charge 2.5 cents per square inch. To calculate the cost simply take the width of your quilt and multiply by the length, then multiply this number by 0.025. For example, if your quilt measures 50x65 you would multiply 50 x 65 = 3,250 square inches. Then multiply 3,250 by 0.025 = $81.25
Please note there is a minimum $50 charge for any quilt.
Backing - Please make sure your backing is larger than your quilt top by at least 4" on all four sides. See Preparing your Quilt below for more details.
If you choose to provide the backing fabric I am happy to prepare it for you at a charge of $10/seam.
If your backing arrives too small to properly attach to the longarm machine, I am happy to add the extra fabric necessary for the cost of the extra fabric plus $10/seam.
Batting - I keep Heirloom Hobbs 80/20, 96" ($13/meter) and 120" for king size quilts ($15/meter) in stock at all times. You are of course welcome to supply your own.
An invoice will be sent to you after your quilt is finished. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and payment can be made in person by cash or online through e-transfer or Paypal.
Preparing your Quilt
Your quilt backing and batting need to be at least 4 inches wider than your quilt on all 4 sides. For example, if your quilt measures 60x70, your backing and batting need to be at least 68x78.
The extra 4 inches on each side are to ensure your quilt can be properly loaded onto the frame of the longarm machine while giving enough space for the machine to move around and quilt edge-to-edge without interference.
For best results make sure your top and backing are trimmed and squared up.
Take a minute to look over your quilt top and backing and remove any loose threads.
If your quilt top or backing is directional, please clearly mark the top with a safety pin or painters tape.
If your quilt top has piecing along the edge I recommend sewing an 1/8" stitch around the entire edge of your quilt to keep any seams from separating.
Getting Your Quilt To Me
There are a few options for getting your quilt to me!
My home studio is located in Water Valley, about 30 minutes north of Cochrane. You are always welcome to come here to Drop Off and Pick Up your quilts, as we are so far out of town it's best to call ahead and make sure I'll be here!
I also have a convenient Drop Off/Pick Up location in NE Calgary. Or, if the timing is right and I'm planning to be out running errands, we can discuss a convenient meeting place in Airdrie, Cochrane or other surrounding areas.
If you are outside of these areas, anywhere across Canada or the US, shipping options are available. Return shipping costs will be added to your invoice.
If you're out of town and wish to mail your quilt to me please include the following:
Your prepared quilt top and backing
A copy of your printed Longarm Request form
Batting - This is optional. I can supply batting for you at an additional cost. See above for pricing.
For the safety of your quilt please place your quilt top and backing into a plastic bag before packing into your shipping box. I will send email confirmation of your quilts arrival when I have received it, along with an estimated date of when your quilt will be finished. The current turnaround time is 2-3 weeks, excluding shipping time.
Your quilt is precious! The time, hard work, love and money you've spent does not go unnoticed by me! You can be assured that when I receive your quilt it will be treated with the utmost care! Unfortunately, we cannot always say the same about the postal service. I highly recommend purchasing additional insurance when shipping your quilt.
I am not responsible for quilts I do not receive or are damaged during the shipping process.
I will send you an invoice when your quilt is finished. If your quilt is to be returned by Canada Post your invoice will have a shipping quote that includes tracking, insurance and a required signature. Once the invoice is paid, you'll receive another email with shipping confirmation.
Contact me with any additional questions or to request longarm quilting services.