Autumn Elan Heirlooms

Longarm Quilting Services

 

About Longarm Quilting

Longarm machine quilting is a wonderful method for finishing your quilt top.  There is no need to baste or pin your layers together. Pricing is determined by quilt size and complexity of the quilting.


Edge to edge quilting is one continuous design stitched from one edge to the other and repeated all over the quilt.






Custom quilting uses multiple designs, borders and block patterns.








Pricing

Edge to Edge quilting is the most cost effective choice, and is priced from $0.015 to $0.04 per square inch. Edge to Edge quilting uses simple all over patterns such as meanders, swirls, waves, loops, arcs, hearts, or stars. Edge to edge is a good choice for busy quilts that need something attractive and understated to hold them together.


Custom quilting is priced from $0.04 to $0.29 per square inch, based on the intricacy of the designs.  Custom quilting treats the body and the borders of the quilt separately. It might also include ditch, echo, channel, crosshatch, motif, stippling, and color block quilting.


Heirloom quilting is priced from $0.30 to $0.40 per square inch, based on intricacy of the designs. This style of quilting uses very close and dense stitching, and often separate motifs in different parts of the quilt, such as an individual motif in each diamond in a lone star quilt.


Trapunto quilting is priced from $0.35 to $0.45 per square inch, based on the intricacy of the designs. 




 

Pricing is based on the quilt top’s pre quilted square inches:


To calculate square inches:

Measure quilt top length & width.

Multiply length by width.

Example:  56W x 78L = 4368 square inches

Multiply the square inches of the quilt top by the price of the pattern selected.  for example:

4368 x $0.015 = $65.52


Preparing Your Quilt

Please be sure that your backing and batting are 4 inches larger on all four sides.

Keep all layers separate.

Do not pin or baste. 

Make sure that the top and backing are squared with no ragged edges.

No bed sheet backings.

Remove selvages and snip all loose threads. 

Carefully press the top and the backing.

Mark the top of the backing and the top of the quilt top with a safety pin.

No embellishments. They interfere with the machine quilting process.

I can use your thread if it’s appropriate for quilting. Otherwise there is a standard thread charge of $7.00. Changing thread colors, specialty threads or metallics incur extra charges and will be quoted by the complexity of the work.


Other Services

Half Binding with Straight Edge is $.14 per linear inch and includes making double fold binding from fabric you have supplied and machine stitching it to the front of the quilt, so that you can hand stitch it to the back.


Full Binding with Straight Edge is $.27 per linear inch and includes making double fold binding from fabric you have supplied and machine stitching it to your quilt, and sending the quilt home completely finished.


Competitively priced. I can help you choose the quilting that best complements the piecing of your quilt top. I will quilt your top with respect and finish it as I would my own.

Quilts are booked by appointment only. Do you love to piece and make quilt tops? How many tops do you have just waiting to be sandwiched and quilted? Let me finish them for you.  I offer competitive rates and reasonable turn around time. 


If you wish to schedule a quilt top for quilting call 434-645-9117

or email me for details.


Autumn Elan Heirlooms

Longarm Quilting Studio

Patricia Kaszycki

1180 Jennings Town Road

Crewe, VA 23930

434-645-9117


www.autumnelan.com

autumnelan@me.com




Quilting Design Styles

In the Ditch Quilting

Quilting along seam lines or along edges of appliqued pieces is called in the ditch quilting.

Motif Quilting

Quilting a design, such as a feathered wreath is called motif quilting.

Echo Quilting

Quilting that follows the outline of an applique or pieced design with two or more parallel lines is called echo quilting.

Channel Quilting

Quilting with straight, parallel lines is called channel quilting.

Crosshatch Quilting

Quilting straight lines in  a grid pattern either parallel to the edges of the quilt or stitched diagonally is called crosshatch quilting.

Meandering Quilting

Quilting in random curved lines and swirls is called  meandering quilting.

Stipple Quilting

Meandering quilting that is very closely spaced is called stipple quilting.


Additional Services

Basting

Stitched in 4” to 6” parallel lines of easily removable basting stitches. Basting is priced at  $.009 per square inch.

Pressing

I will press the quilt top or the  backing for you. Priced at $10.00.

Piece Backing

You provide the pre-washed backing fabric and include it in your package and I will stitch it together for you. Priced at $10.00 per seam.

Squaring Backing

I will square your backing for you. Priced at $10.00.

Keepsake Pockets

Giving the quilt as a gift? You supply pieces of scrap fabric from the quilt top and I will attach to the back, a pocket with a Velcro flap to hold whatever you like...perhaps the story of the quilt, or scraps of fabric for future repair, or a special note or letter from you. An especially nice finishing touch, priced at $35.00.

Hanging Sleeve

The hanging sleeve is sewn to the back of the quilt. You provide the fabric. It will hold a dowel for hanging on the wall. Priced at $15.00

Custom Embroidered Quilt Label

A custom designed and machine embroidered quilt label can be created just for you.  Priced at $45.00

Battings

I generally have on hand a 80/20 cotton or 100 Poly designed especially for machine quilting. Silk, bamboo, 100% cotton and wool are available by special order. Price quoted by the job.











About Me


My first sewing lesson was at the local Singer Sewing Store in the small town where I lived.. I was 12 years old. I had already been sewing clothes for my Tiny Tears doll for about 3 years, when my mother agreed to let me have real sewing lessons at Singer. I was so happy, and by the time the classes had ended I had learned so much. From there my sewing followed me everywhere.


When I went off to college the machine went with me, and I used it to express my creativity in many ways. I was a fine art major. And later, when I got my Masters degree, the machine was still with me. I mean the same machine. In fact, I used it to sew for my 3 children.


Before retirement I managed the design department for a busy textile company. Now, I manage my own studio where the focus is on quilting, patterns, applique, and embellishments.


Autumn Elan Heirlooms is my home studio business name.  AutumnElan is my trade name signature mark and is used on my sewing labels to identify my work and designs.  My name is Patricia Kaszycki.