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

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.
  • 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. Appointments for longarm services must be scheduled in advance by calling 616-748-6505. 
    *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).
    *All the doors to the building are locked and a staff member will meet you at the door to let you in. Please call 748-6505 when you arrive. 

    *For your safety and the safety of others, a screening process will take place–your temperature will be taken, a questionnaire filled out, and a face mask is required (we have one for you if you do not have one). If you are not feeling well, please contact Jill at 616-748-6505 to reschedule your appointment.
    *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, simply call 616-748-6505  to set up an appointment and Living Threads staff will be happy to help!

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

Longarm Edge to Edge Quilting Designs

Pictured below are our most popular edge to edge designs. 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

Silver

 

Scratch Modern

 

Promise

Onion Skin

New Baptist Fan

Modern

Meandering Loops

Meander

Hearts in a Swirl

Greek Key

Daisy Fast

Curly

Cotton Seed

Circle Meander

Circle Drama

6320 Joyful Teardrops

3805 Feather Truffles

2394 Dogwood Flower

1237c Faster Posies

6015 Butterfly Elegance