Longarm Machine Quilting Services
My name is Kim and I have been quilting using a Gammill® longarm quilting machine since 2003. I have 2 Gammill® machines with Statler computerized control so this means a reduced turn around time (mainly for edge to edge patterns). The patterns to choose from are endless with the Statler, you can select from a large number of pre‑programmed patterns or if you really need a special pattern we can create new patterns as an additional service as well.
I charge by the area of the quilt top with very reasonable prices. The costs do vary by the difficulty of the quilting job. The lowest costs are for simple edge‑to‑edge patterns. The most expensive are the more time consuming custom block by block designs. I don't normally supply batting or backing fabric.
I stock a wide range of threads so I can match your quilt for best results.
There is a minimum charge of $50 for the very smallest of jobs.
Preparing Your Quilt for Machine Quilting
- Do not baste your quilt.
- Backing and batting must be at least 15cm larger on all sides than the quilt top.
- Iron your qult top and backing for best results.
Longarm quilting is done very differently to other quilting methods. The quilt top, batting and backing are sandwiched by the quilting machine and must be provided as three separate pieces. There is no need to baste the quilt and in fact basting the quilt will require that it is unbasted before longarm quilting incurring extra time and cost. The size of the backing and batting must be at least 15cm larger on all sides than the quilt top. It is very important that the backing have two parallel sides for proper loading. The backing seams must be pressed to one side. Quilt top and backing must be ironed to ensure the best outcome.
Please note that I do not make quilt tops. I receive many requests from people who desire a quilt creation from scratch, however these jobs are very involved and time consuming and so I can't include this as a service. I specialise in longarm quilting of your creations.
Get in Touch
If you're interested in having your finished quilt top longarm quilted by me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9836 4351 and tell me details of your work. I can give you a quote based on the size and type of quilting you're looking for. I'm located in Bella Vista, NSW so if you're located in the North West (Norwest) of Sydney, the Hills District, I'm close to you. I have customers from Glenwood, Baulkham Hills, Riverstone, Windsor, Castle Hill and Richmond, but if you're from Glenhaven, Kellyville, Stanhope, Blacktown, Beaumont Hills, Schofields, Quakers Hill, Lalor Park, Seven Hills, etc, then I'm only a few minutes away.
Also, when I find some interesting tools, I'll upload them to the Resources page (click here) for you to enjoy.
Aussie Hero Quilts
Aussie Hero Quilts is an organisation of many community minded quilters who have dedicated some of their creative time to making quilts and laundry bags in appreciation of our deployed service men and women. Please contact Aussie Hero Quilts if you'd like to get involved.
Gammill QLI Tools
We have written some software tools for the Gammil Statler QLI file format which we provide as free downloads with the GPL open source license. These include a QLI file converter and validator as well as some pattern organization tools.The first version of these tools were written in Python and is available for download from our resources page. The new version is written in C++ and runs natively on Windows and is almost ready, it just needs an installer but if you'd like to try it without the installer, please contact me and I'll send you the zip file and instructions.