Longarm Quilting Services

All longarm quilting services are completed on our Gammill Statler Stitcher machine. The Statler offers state of the art stitch and design precision. We offer a wide selection of quilting patterns and designs. The goal of our trained staff is to help you turn your quilt top into a treasured heirloom.

Quilting Options

Basting

Basting allows hand quilters or home machine quilters to have us put the layers of their quilt together for them. Large stitches are easy to remove once the quilt is complete.

Edge to Edge

  • Edge to edge designs span the length and width of the quilt
  • Edge to edge designs will be repeated in rows to produce an allover design on the quilt top

This edge to edge method of longarm machine quilting is popular due to the lower cost. There are many designs to choose from. 

Combo

Combo is an edge to edge interior with the outer border customized.

Quilt Preparation

  • Check to be sure all seams are secure.
  • If your quilt does NOT have an outside border please stay-stitch around your quilt within 1/4″ to ensure seams do not pull apart when quilted.
  • If your quilt is directional, please pin a note to mark the top of the quilt.
  • Remove all buttons or other embellishments.
  • Press the quilt top and backing. Fold and hang on a hanger when you bring your quilt in.
  • Quilt top and backing must be brought in as separate layers, not already sandwiched together.
  • We reserve the right to refuse unfamiliar backing fabrics such as sheets or decorator fabrics.
  • Fullness/puckers within a quilt and it’s borders cannot be quilted out. If your quilt is not square and has fullness and/or puckers we cannot guarantee that tucks will not be sewn in. Excessive fullness in borders may result in the quilt corners not being squared.

Quilt Check-In Procedure

Quilts may be brought into Living Threads Monday through Thursday. Please call before you come (748-6505)

  • Please have your quilt top and backing separately pressed, folded and hanging on a hanger.
  • Bring your quilt to the longarm room and one of our longarm quilters will fill out the appropriate paperwork with you.
  • Please call 748-6505 before coming to be sure someone is present to check in your quilt.
  • Questions are welcome.  Please call 616-748-6505 and a staff member will help you.

Longarm Quilting Pricing

Pricing is effective March 1, 2019 and is subject to change without notice.

The price of quilting your quilt is determined by the square inch. For example, if your quilt measures 50″ x 70″ then your quilt is 3,500 square inches. If you choose an edge to edge design that is $.020/psi, your quilting cost will be $70.

  • Basting @ $ .005 per square inch (psi)
  • Edge-2-edge: $.020/psi
  • Custom Border: $.030/psi
  • Minimum Fee: $50

Battings Available Through Living Threads

Our battings are sold by the linear inch (that way you only pay for what you need).

  • 80/20 Cotton Poly Natural: $.20/linear inch
  • 80/20 Cotton-Poly Bleached: $.20/linear inch
  • 100% Wool: $.45/linear inch