Hello my quilty friends! I had a birthday since last week. I’m still a bit of a goof and my friends help me add to my “goof-dom”. Me on my birthday! I’m a huge minion fan, oh and I like glow in the dark things! TeeHee! So you get to see me having birthday fun.
Now to quilting, at Lancaster I had a longarm quilter ask about my quilts. She ask who quilted my quilts. I do my own. BUT I have several new quilts that are waiting to be quilted. So I sent one home with her. Have any of you used a longarm quilter? That is how I started my quilting business journey. I have since stopped quilting for customers. So, do you have quilts waiting to be quilted? How about hiring a longarm quilter? I’ll give some of my tips below.
I was excited to see how she quilted my Modern Hex-a-ma-jig quilt. This was made completely with my new Hex-a-ma-jig template. I love how Kim Werth of Rochester, NY quilted my quilt.
A few of tips to think about when hiring a longarmer.
- Look at their work.
- Find out pricing, extra charges, etc.
- Turn around time.
- Have an idea of what quilting you want. Or just as important, what quilting you do not want.
- You will also be choosing thread and batting.
- Backing will need to be a minimum of 4″ larger than quilt top. Some Longarmers want more.
- Trust is important on both sides!
Those are a few things I recommend and the tips to hire someone that will do a good job for you.