I seem to have a lull in my quilting. I am expecting more quilts, but they are not here yet. If you saw my original post a couple of weeks ago, and did not respond quickly enough, here's your chance again. I am reposting this offer and will close it when I feel I have enough interested quilters. The catch is simple, to qualify, you must send me your quilt within the next 7 days for quilting. Here's the info (reprinted)...
This post is designed mostly for those quilters that love to make quilt tops, but don't love or have the ability to quilt them. As a special for the months of November and December, I invite you to send me your quilt tops, and let me quilt them for you. This is a great way for you to complete some projects, and possibly have some fantastic Christmas presents too. Plus, I am offering a wonderfully low price per quilt since I am eager to "kick start" my longarm quilting business.
Here's what you can expect from me...
a creative, all-over quilting design that compliments the quilt top. It may have some detail quilting, but I am not promising more than a pantograph-style quilting. Some of the styles that I quilt proficiently include a peacock loop pattern, general meandering, loops & hearts, vining leaves with flowers & curling tendrils, swirling pattern, ripply water, and more, etc. My repetoire of quilting expands daily, so if you have an idea, just ask. I do some basic feathering if the quilt "asks for it" as well. I will select (with your help)
a coordinating thread, with top and bottom threads being the same color.
I can supply batting if desired too. I use Hobbs Heirloom 80cotton/20poly. My batting prices are: $5 for baby quilt (to 40"x40"), $7 for a lap quilt (to 60"x60"), $11 for a twin quilt (to 65"x85"), $14 for a queen quilt (to 90"x95"), and $20 for a king (to 108"x108").
I am finishing quilts daily, but my website http://www.mainelyquiltsoflove.com/ has detailed pictures of some of my quilts completed to date. By week's end, I should have several more shown there, as well as pictures from some of my first customer quilts.
My quilting is neat and expressive. I assure your finished quilt will reflect my personal sense of carefulness. You will not be disappointed.
I will take these on a first come-first served basis. If you are interested, please email me as soon as possible to reserve your spot, and I will send you the mailing information & contract you will need. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Also let me know if this must be sent back to you by December 1 because it is a present for someone.
Here's my asking prices for quilting for my business launching special for the next 2 months...
baby quilt (to 40"x40") $15
lap quilt (to 60"x60") $20
twin quilt (to 65"x85") $28
full/queen (to 90"x95") $35
king (to 108"x108") $48
These prices include the quilting only. Batting is additional unless you provide it. I ask $4 per quilt for thread & needle (I change for every quilt), which is very reasonable. Similarly, the quilt will be returned to you at your shipping cost. I will use the USPS. I will take a personal check, cashier's check or Paypal. Please note that I will charge an additional 3.5% if you choose Paypal to cover their fees.
I'm asking that anybody that reads this kindly post something about it on their blog. Word of mouth is so paramount to getting a business off the ground.
Regarding the backing & batting (if you decide to send it)...They must be 5-6" larger than the top (which also shall be square). In other words, if your top is 60"x60", the backing and batting must be about 66"x66". I will return this excess to you if you want. I often use this for bindings on my quilts.
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