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Capital Quilts is committed to providing you with high quality quilting cotton fabrics, quality specialty fabrics, notions, patterns, kits, threads, and other stitching supplies, to inspire your creativity and make your sewing experience more efficient and enjoyable. As an authorized dealer for Janome and Handi Quilter, we offer sales, service, and training of quality sewing machines and longarm quilting machines. For your convenience, we also offer Handi Quilter longarm rentals to help you finish your projects. Located in Gaithersburg, MD, our store features a friendly, casual environment where you can take advantage of a wide range of fun, interactive classes, special store events, and charity programs. When you need help, our knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff members are always happy to answer your questions and guide you to the products and services that best suit your sewing or quilting needs!

Originally established in 1995, Capital Quilts was purchased by Marianne Losey in 2021. with a goal to provide their Gaithersburg, MD, community with the everything they need to finish their favorite sewing projects. Capital Quilts offers a wide selection of Janome sewing machines, AccuQuilt products, Heavenly Seating chairs, Horn sewing cabinets, and Handi Quilter longarm machines, along with many bolts of high quality quilting cotton fabrics (including an entire wall of batiks) and a large assortment of notions, books, threads, and patterns. 

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Capital Quilts offers:

  • Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines
  • Janome sewing machines
  • Horn of America cabinets and chairs
  • One-on-one sewing machine lessons
  • Private sewing lessons
  • Classroom rental
  • Handi Quilter longarm machine rental
  • Cleaning/general maintenance for any brand of machine
  • Repair of Janome/Elna/Necchi/Handi Quilter machines
  • Scissor sharpening (quarterly drop-off site)
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff

We invite you to join us for our many day, evening, or weekend classes, geared towards a variety of different skill levels. You can also take advantage of our many clubs and workshops to inspire your projects and socialize with fellow quilters:

  • Capital Quilts Cares: community projects and charity sewing
  • First Saturday Club
  • Longarm Club
  • ProStitcher Club
  • Get it Done!
  • Sandwiching (basting) services
  • Second Saturday/Block of the Month Club

Store Closing/Inclement Weather Policy

Return Policy

Shipping Policy

We also support the many quilting guilds in the Washington, DC area.

Capital Quilts is dedicated to providing a fun and friendly atmosphere for your quilting projects. We hope to see you soon!

Monday-Saturday, 11-5
Sunday 12-5


  • Tel: 301-527-0598
  • 15926 Luanne Drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877