Longarm quilting service
I don’t have a computerised system, so this is truly custom quilting. Ruler work, micro quilting, feathers etc. are all possible, and for this reason, I charge an hourly rate. Ruler work is more intense and will take longer and the same applies to micro quilting. Feathers are my forte, so nothing special applies unless you want them really small.
I’ll need to see what your quilt top looks like, and what you have in mind for it. I prefer to do this in person, but a video call (what’s app, messenger etc.) will also work. I am located in Birchleigh, Kempton Park. If you’re out of town, the courier fee to get the quilt to me and back to you is for your account. I can assist with this using the Courier Guy.
- You must supply your own backing fabric and it MUST be 4″ bigger than your quilt top on every side. If your quilt measures 60″ x 70″, your backing must measure 68″ x 78″. That’s 4″ extra on the top, the bottom and the left and right. Buy wide back fabric so that you don’t need to piece your backing. If you choose to piece your backing, please press your seams open, and have the seam run horizontal in orientation to your quilt. You can even buy a wide backing online and let the shop courier that parcel to me to reduce your cost.
- Quilts smaller than 2 square metres will incur a setup fee of R300. It takes time to load a quilt on a frame, and this is to cover that time.
- I have loomtex batting that you can purchase from me. Any other batting you need to purchase and supply. This must also be 4″ more on each side of the quilt top
- Please make sure your quilt is free of loose threads and that all your seams are pressed. The loose threads interfere with my machine’s hopping foot which may get caught and rip a horrible hole in your quilt. Any dark threads that get caught under light fabrics also create a very obvious distraction. I will remove what I come across as I go, but some may still get missed.
- Be clear about the direction of your quilt and your fabric. Put a safety pin in the center of the top so that there’s no confusion. If the quilt is square it may not make a difference, but your quilt design might be directional.
- Ideally, stitch a ¼” line all around the edge of your quilt to ensure that your piecing doesn’t come undone due to loading the quilt top on the frame. A stay stitch around your quilt’s edge will help avoid seams pulling apart. If you have bias edges, they will stretch on the frame, and a stay stitch will help to prevent this. Lots of seams on the sides also strain when loaded on a quilt frame, and the stay stitch along the edge will help secure them.
To reach me it’s best to use this form, e-mail or What’s App.
Please complete this form for any enquiries. I am based in Kempton Park, Gauteng for drop-off or courier.