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LONGARM QUILTING SERVICES (aka Quilt by Check)



Capital Quilts offers edge-to-edge longarm quilting services. Fees may vary according to the size of the quilt and complexity of the design. Meet with one of our in-house quilters to discuss your quilting needs!

We also have a list of both hand and machine quilters in the area.



SERVICES OFFERED


  • Edge-to-edge quilting: begins at $0.025 per square inch.
  • Machine binding: $2.00 per linear foot
  • Hand binding: $3.50 per linear foot
  • Miscellaneous services: $7.50/15 minutes

There is a $60 minimum fee for any quilting project.

RUSH CHARGES

  • Need it in a week? There is a surcharge of 75% of the total fee.
  • Need it in 2 weeks? There is a surcharge of 50% of the total fee.


Please contact the shop to make an appointment with one of our in-house quilters or to obtain the list of local quilters.

PREPARING YOUR QUILT TOP FOR LONGARMING

  • Make sure all loose threads are removed.  Trim off long threads.
  • Check all your seams.  None of them should be open, or in danger of opening.  The hopping foor on the longarm can get caught in the opening and rip the top irreparably.
  • Do not add any embellishments, such as crystals, yo-yos, buttons, or dimensional applique, until after the quilting is finished.
  • Press the quilt top well.
  • Square up the quilt top.
  • If your quilt has bias edges, stay-stitch around the perimiter to prevent stretching.
  • Measure the length and the width of your quilt top, and write it down for the quilter.
    Add 10 inches to each measurement.  This is the size of the batting and backing that you will need.  For example, if your quilt measures 55" x 60", then your backing and batting must be 65" x 70".
  • If you are piecing the back, remove all selvedges.  Use a 1/2" seam allowance, and press the seams open.  Try to run your seams horizontally.  Press the backing well.
  • If your quilt back is already made and is not big enough, add strips of waste fabric (muslin is a good choice) to correct the shortage.
  • Square up the quilt back.
  • Select a good quality batting, such as Quilter's Dream batting.  Your batting should not pull apart with light tugging.  Cut your batting to match the size of the quilt back.
If you have any questions or issues, contact the shop or your quilter to discuss them.

When you meet with your quilter here at Capital Quilts, she will be looking for all of the above preparations.  She may ask you to take your quilt top home to fix something. This is perfectly normal, and happens often.  We reserve the right to refuse a quilt that the longarm quilter feels will not quilt easily due to construction or other issues.
 


Thank you for choosing Capital Quilts for all your quilting needs!

HOURS

  • Daily 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Fridays until 9 PM
  • Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM
  • *Also open until 9 PM when evening classes are in session -- call to confirm

CONTACT US

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

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