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. To view our brochure click here.

Quilting Options


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 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.
  • Your quilt back must be 4″ longer than your quilt top on all sides.
  • 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 its 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

  1.   Normal operating hours for Living Threads are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 4 pm.  It’s always a good idea to call 616-748-6505 before bringing your quilt in to make sure someone is here for the intake of your quilt.
    *Living Threads is located within City on a Hill. Please park on the west side of the building along Taft Street. Come to the door located in the center of the building (you’ll see a large Living Threads window decal on the foyer window).

    *For your safety and the safety of others, a face mask is required (we have one for you if you do not have one). If you are not feeling well, please wait to come in until you are feeling good again.
    *If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 748-6505.
  2. Read through the quilting options as outlined above paying special attention to the Quilt Preparation portion.
  3. Download and print your order form by clicking this link. Edge to Edge quilting design options are pictured below.  No worries if you can’t fill out the entire form, a staff member can help you when you drop off your quilt.
  4. Not printer or tech savvy? No problem, Living Threads staff will be happy to fill one out for you when you come.

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 starting @ $ .005 per square inch (psi)
  • Edge-2-edge @ $.020 – .025/psi (depending on pattern)
  • Edge-2-edge with cutouts @ $.03/psi  or $10/cutout
  • Combo E2E w/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

Longarm Edge to Edge Quilting Designs

Pictured below are a few of our edge to edge designs. We have 150 – 200 designs to choose from. If you have a particular design in mind that you don’t see here please give us a call and we will do our best to help make your vision for your quilt come alive.

Ziries Ocean Spray


Swirl Block


Star Spangled Banner

Spilled Ink



Scratch Modern



Onion Skin

New Baptist Fan


Meandering Loops


Hearts in a Swirl

Greek Key

Daisy Fast


Cotton Seed

Circle Meander

Circle Drama

6320 Joyful Teardrops

3805 Feather Truffles

2394 Dogwood Flower

1237c Faster Posies

6015 Butterfly Elegance

Tumbling Crosses



Coming Soon!