Longarm Quilting Service
The rate for our personalized edge-to-edge quilting patterns is $0.015 per square inch with a minimum charge of $45 for this service. (Our rate will increase January 1, 2022 to $.02 per square inch). We offer a large selection of thread colors to choose from at our location with no extra charge for these available colors. There is a $3 charge for each bobbin used in your long arm quilting. (Variegated threads are an additional $4 per bobbin).
Lake House Quilts offers Pellon 100% Cotton, Warm Blend 50/50, Warm Natural, Warm Natural White, Fairfield® Toasty Cotton, Dream Poly Request and Stitch in Time Natural 80/20. The price is $0.33 per linear inch for batting that has width of 90 inches or less. Other specific widths (120 and 124 inch) of batting can be offered on request for $0.35 per linear inch.
If you are providing the batting please discuss your choice with us. We recommend batting that measures four to six inches larger than the quilt top on all sides. Cut it as square as possible. We will not quilt batting that has been pieced together, and will not quilt with “other” brands of batting.
The better the quilt top is prepared, the better the finished result will be. Press the quilt top well from the back and make sure that all the seams are pressed. Clip threads, especially dark ones that may ‘shadow’ behind lighter colored fabrics. We charge $10 for pressing and clipping. The quilt top and the backing should lay flat, be squared up at the corners and straight on all sides. Do not baste or pin the quilt layers together. This is not necessary for long arm machine quilting, as they are loaded separately. Indicate the top and bottom of the quilt clearly if there is a difference. Fold the quilt top carefully and place the quilt top, and any fabrics in plastic bag to protect these items during travel or shipping them to us.
Please supply your own backing fabric. The backing can be seamed vertically or horizontally with the seam pressed open to minimize bulk or to one side. Use at least one half-inch seam allowance. Your backing should be four to six inches larger than the quilt top on all four sides. Please press your quilt top and backing and trim any loose threads which may be visible through the top once the quilting is finished. It is also very important that your quilt top and backing are square. Tops and backings that are not square can lead to fullness and puckers in the quilting. Do not baste or pin your top, batting, and backing together as we mount each of these elements on my long arm machine individually. Quilts will be quilted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We highly recommend contacting us regarding our current turnaround time and scheduling a meeting to drop off.