SERVICES

Longarm Quilting Services

 

We offer both computerized edge to edge and custom hand guided quilting services using our Innova longarm machines. As quilters, we understand the work and love that goes into your creations and it is our goal to Finish your quilts with care and quality. We also understand that you would like to receive your quilting in a timely manner and will have your edge to edge quilting finished within three weeks. Custom quilting may take up to two months depending on our schedule.

 

Custom quilting

 

Gina Perkes will custom quilt your piece using a hand guided, stitch regulated Innova. She will help determine an appropriate custom design that will t the style and function of your quilt perfectly. She will meet with you to determine a unique quilting path and will work with your budget so that there are no surprises.

 

Custom quilting is priced per hour at $35 per hour. This price includes 40/50 wt. thread, if 100 wt. silk thread is desired, there will be an extra charge.

Borders

Adding borders to your quilt is that final step in completing your piece.  Oftentimes, we are so excited to deliver our quilts to our quilter that we hurry through this very important step.  Many quilts contain bias cut edges which can contribute to stretching and distortion when the borders are attached.  By taking a little extra time and a few measurements, you can keep your quilt nice and square.  When longarm quilters are given quilts that are distorted or out of square the result can be puckers in the areas of excess fabric.

Take measurements in the following sections. Record the smallest measurement.

Cut your first two borders at the chosen width by the recorded measurement.  Mark the centers of the two quilt edges and the two borders.  Pin the borders to the quilt, matching centers and edges.  Ease any fullness.  Pin then sew using a walking foot or dual feed foot.  Do not stretch when sewing borders onto the quilt.

Once the first two borders have been sewn and pressed, you will take new measurements in the sections shown including the added borders in the measurements.  Record the smallest measurement.  Cut the remaining two borders the chosen width by the recorded measurement.  Mark the centers for the two remaining quilt edges and the two borders to be added.  Pin the borders to the quilt matching centers and edges.  Ease any fullness.  Pin.  If there is excess fabric/fullness, place this side down. Sew the borders to the quilt using a walking foot or dual feed foot using caution not to stretch as you sew. Use a locking stitch or back stitch at stops and starts.

 

If you plan to add multiple borders.  You will want to repeat this process with each added border taking new measurements which include the added borders.

PRICING

Edge to edge computerized quilting

 

We price our computerized quilting per square inch. We charge .0175 per square inch. This cost includes a 40 weight thread and trimming (you can specify how you’d like your quilt trimmed). We carry a variety of batting types and wide backings for an additional charge.

 

To figure the cost of your quilting service measure the width and length of your quilt top in inches. Multiply the two measurements to get the square inch number then multiply the square inch amount by .0175 as shown in the example below:

 

Quilt top- 62” x 84” = 5,208 square inches

 

5,208 x .0175 = $91.14

As a quilter, I understand the labor and love that goes into each piece.  I understand that each quilt is unique and will use my skills and experience to help you to select the best quilting path and finish it beautifully.

 

To ensure that your quilt will have the best possible end result, there are some steps that should be taken before handing it off to me for my part:

 

Quilt preparation checklist:

  • Loose threads are trimmed
  • Quilt is pressed and clean (free of animal hair)
  • Backing fabric is squared up
  • Backing fabric and batting are 3-4” larger than the quilt top on each side
  • If backing fabric is directional, indicate top of quilt and top of backing fabric
  • Borders have been attached to quilt using good technique

Email: ginaperkesdesigns@gmail.com

Phone: 928-363-4036

Address: 201 Suite B W. Main St. Payson, AZ 85541

NEW Winter Hours!

10:00 - 4:00PM

Tuesday - Saturday