I offer computerized and free motion long arm quilting by appointment only.
Before dropping your quilt please prepare it so I will have an enjoyable time quilting it and you can receive an heirloom to be passed on.
Trim all loose threads and press your quilt top so seams lay flat. Uncut threads and bulky seams will cause needles to break and throw off tension. Quilts that are beautifully ironed have a better finished appearance. Make sure tops and backings are squared up prior to drop off and borders do not ruffle. During the quilting process quilts tend to shrink. This is more prevalent in more densely quilted designs and lofty batting. Quilt tops are machine basted to minimize shrinkage and insure straightness. Make sure the backing is at least 6 to 8 inches horizontally and vertically larger than top. Quilts are loaded with the backing seams laying horizontally (side to side). Please specify top and bottom of quilt and if you want the top centered on the backing seam. All battings are not created equally. Some battings beard and cause problems with the machine needle, tension, and bobbin. I reserve the right to refuse batting supplied if it is not of good quality, too lofty, or not large enough for the quilt. I have competitively priced batting from Quilter’s Dream.
Pricing - There is a minimum quilting fee of $50 for quilting service only. Thread, batting and other services are additional. Design set up fee: $5.00 per design
“The Basics” 2¢ to 5¢ per sq. in. depending on density of quilt design. One Edge to Edge design or free motion meander. Quilts will be returned with uncut edges. You will need to trim off excess backing/batting and square up quilt prior to binding.
“Secondary” 3¢ to 6¢ per sq. in. depending on density of quilt design. One body and one border design OR one Edge to Edge design and edges trimmed and squared. There will be a $25.00 charge for rotating the quilt for a secondary border design.
“Semi-Custom” 3¢ to 8¢ per sq. in. depending on complexity. A combination of free motion or computerized designs filling blocks, borders, background, stitch in the ditch, and outline stitching
Binding: “Straight Up” Machine $1.50 per perimeter ft. “Bias” $1.75 perimeter ft. $25.00 additional to hand sew to front or back $40.00 additional to hand sew scalloped or curved edged.
Repair and sewing services provided at $20.00 per hour.
PaymentTerms: 50% of quilting charge due when quilt top shipped to us and remainder due before return shipment to you). Customer agrees to inspect completed quilt upon receipt and to report any discrepancy to Steel Needle Stitchery immediately. Customer agrees to the above terms.
Call for an appointment. (208) 735-0473
You can see some of my quilts by going to http://deanasteelstitchery.blogspot.com/