Longarm Services

Featuring the “Statler Stitcher” a computerized longarm quilting machine

Thank you for choosing Calico Hutch to help you finish your cherished quilting project!

Our longarm quilting service is an integral part of what we do at our shop. Our fully trained staff operates a Statler Stitcher Gammill longarm machine which guarantees the quality workmanship you expect. After all the time and love you put into your project, the stitching that enhances it needs to be equally beautiful. Please visit our shop to see samples of the designs we offer or talk with our longarm quilters. We hope the enclosed information will be helpful to you. Please let us know if you have any questions!


Quilt Preparation

 

  • Be sure that the backing is 4” larger than the quilt on each side. For example: If the quilt top is 60”x 60.” The backing should be a minimum of 68”x 68”.
  • If you have a pieced border or bias edges on the outside of the quilt, please stay stitch 1/8” from the edge of the quilt to provide more stability.
  • If the quilt is directional, pin a note indicating the top.
  • To avoid any pleats in the quilt top, please measure the borders before sewing them onto the top. Measure the top vertically in 3 places (2 sides and center.) Take the average of these three for the vertical measurement. After adding the borders on the sides, take the horizontal measurement the same way and apply.
  • Trim loose threads. This will ensure that no threads show through on the lighter areas.
  • The flatter the seams, the smoother the quilting will be.
  • When using minky, cuddle, or fireside, traces of backing may “beard through” to the top of the quilt. We generally try to match the top thread color to the backing fabric.
  • If there is a flange on the quilt, please baste it down securely. This will prevent it from being flipped by the needle on the long arm machine.  


How Do I Drop Off a Quilt?

Call ahead if you wish to meet with a longarm staff member to select the thread and/or pattern.

Or, drop your quilt off with any staff member by completing the longarm quilting form. We will select the thread and pattern most appropriate for the quilt.

You may also mail us your quilt top. Once completed, we will return it to you for a small shipping fee.

How do I calculate the size of my quilt in square yards?

To determine the number of square yards in your quilt, multiply the length times the width (in inches). Find the total and divide by 1296 (number of actual square inches in a square yard).

Example: 81” wide x 96” long = 7776 square inches.
7776   1296 = 6 square yards

How do I calculate how many inches of binding my quilt will need for the binding service?

Add together both lengths plus both widths of your quilt.
Example: 81” wide x 96” long would be:
81” + 81” + 96” + 96” = 354 inches of binding
Please note: this formula is to help you figure the cost of the binding service, not the amount of binding fabric needed.


Quilting Services


Minimum Quilting Charge $45.00 Prices subject to change without notice.

Edge to Edge:
Per Square Yard
Patterns are grouped into 5 price points $18 - $26 based on the pattern and density of the design.

Thread:
(thread charge per quilt) $5
Poly wrapped Polyester Thread
Variegated Thread (based on size) $8-$15


Premium Batting:
80/20 cotton/poly blend 96” $8.80/yd.
80/20 cotton/poly blend 120” $9.90/yd.
100% wool batting 108” $14.99/yd.
Thermore 46” $5.49/yd.

Binding Services:
Prepare binding $10
Attach binding to the front of quilt $.10 per inch
Hand sew binding to back of quilt $.25 per inch

Backing:
(sew together) $10/per seam

Other services:
Should your quilt require repairs (seam work, pressing, etc.) an additional charge may be necessary.