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Reduced Pricing For Longarm Services

Edge to Edge/Pantograph

  • Minimum $50.00 for quilts (Trimming is included in Small projects)
  • Low Density Pattern – $0.020 per square inch
    • Basic, Larger Patterns, more than 1 inch space between patterns
  • Medium Density Pattern – $0.025 per square inch
    • Patterns, on average 1 inch space between patterns
  • Heavy Density Pattern – $0.028 per square inch
    • Patterns that are less than or equal to one inch on average

Thread/ Bobbins

  • Thread is included in the pricing above

Loading Fee

$8.00 for quilts larger than 80″ X 80″

Batting

Ask about Batting availability at time of purchase – Currently we have:

  • 100% cotton (Warm & Plush)
  • 80/20 Blend (Warm & Natural)
  • 100% Cotton (Hobbs Tuscany)
  • 100% cotton (Pellon)

Trim Quilt

  • Baby Quilt – No Charge
  • Lap and Twin- $4.00
  • Full Size – $6.00
  • Queen Size – $8.00
  • King Size – $10.00

Binding

  • Cost to prepare binding is included in price below: Cut, sew, iron|Customer provides material.
  • Sew binding one side $0.12 per linear inch
  • Sew binding both sides using Heirloom stitch $0.18

Basting for Hand Quilter

  • Machine basted 1” stitch every 5 to 6 inches to prepare for hand quilting – $0.1 per square inch, minimum $25
Longarm Quilting
New reduced pricing. See Lady VanWinkle’s Longarm Quilting.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Can I Use One Large Piece of Fabric For My Quilt Top?

Yes, you can use one piece of fabric for your quilt top. Your quilt top does not need to be a piece work top. There are many beautiful fabric patterns available. I have seen quilts with Grunge fabric on one side and a complimentary pattern fabric on the other side,no piece work. It does give the quilt a modern feel. You can purchase fabric 180 inches wide on the bolt; however, if you can’t find a pattern you like, you can purchase the standard bolt of fabric which is usually 44 inches. If you choose the latter you will need to purchase two to three times the desired length and cut and sew the fabric together to get the width you want. There are online videos that show this process. If you choose this path for you quilt and you are ready for a Long arm quilter to quilt your Top, Batting and Backing contact Lady VanWinkle’s

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Can I Piece Together Leftover Batting?

I always recommend using a one piece batting on all quilts that are going to receive heavy use. If you decide to piece together your leftover batting, do not use iron on tape. The iron on tape does not hold batting together as the batting is not stable and the tape will separate from the batting. Instead butt the pieces together and run a zigzag stitch to secure the pieces together. This will help prevent the longarm stitching from having stops in the middle of the stitch design. My goal as a Longarm stitcher is to not have any stops.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Why Does My Thread Break When Sewing?

There are several reasons why thread breaks. Is your thread old? If so, replace your thread. Good quality thread is so important. I use Mettler in my sewing machine and I use OMNI made by Superior. You can test your thread strength by wrapping the thread around a couple fingers and pull. You shouldn’t be able to break the thread. If the thread breaks replace it. If you have determined that your thread is good quality, review your machine settings. Check the upper tension and the bobbin tension. Sometime you just need to rethread your sewing machine as sometime there can be a miss threaded machine.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt? Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt. Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Is There A National Quilt Day For 2021?

National Quilt Day is three months away.  In 2021 it will be observed Saturday, March 20, 2021. National Quilting Association began in 1991. Over time ‘National Quilting Day’ has unofficially expanded to the whole month of March. National Quilting Day/Month of is now recognized world wide as a time to celebrate the history of quilting.

During the month of March quilters will be sharing the rich history of quilting. The oldest quilt still around to day is ‘The Sicilian Tristian Quilt’ said to have been made around 1360-1400.

Watch for upcoming events.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Want A Heavy Weight Warm Quilt With High Loft?

Try using the Hobbs Tuscany Supreme Batting. It truly is the ultimate quilt batting. Quilts with cotton batting are heavier weight and have lower loft; where as, the Wool batting has a lighter weight and a higher loft. The Hobbs Tuscany Supreme Batting gives you weight, warms with high loft.

Gallery – Bluff Springs Quilts
Ultimate Quilt Batting

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Longarm Quilting Price Reduction!

Lady VanWinkle has lowered her Longarm pricing. Due to Covid-19 and money being tight, the cost to have your quilt quilted with high quality stitches has been reduced. Effective immediately Lady VanWinkle’s has eliminated the cost of the Loading Fees and has reduced the cost of the Blocking and Trimming. Unlike many Longarm studios who charge for bobbin thread, at Lady VanWinkle’s there is no cost for bobbin thread.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Why Are Longarm Quilter Hard To Find?

It’s because there are only a few Longarm Quilters out there. This is primarily due to the expense of the Longarm Quilting machine. These machines cost anywhere from $30,000 to $45,000 dollars. These machines are anywhere from 10 feet to 14 feet long and require approximately 3 feet on all sides with 5 feet of comfortable working space in the front of the machine. If you are looking for a Longarm Quilter? Visit Lady VanWinkle’s Website. Click on Services and Pricing.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

What Does Batik Material Look Like?

Batik is a centuries old tradition for dyeing material. Batik is the art of wax-resistant dye on fabrics to create beautiful and colorful designs. The wax is made-up of the mixture of Beeswax, paraffin and resin. The wax is then applied using a stamp or a Tjanting tool (wax stylist). The Tjanting tool is made with bamboo, a copper spout and a copper reservoir. The Tjanting tool is dipped in hot wax and the wax is applied to the designs drawn on materials. You can purchase an electric Tjanting tool today.

Once the waxed design is complete on the material, the material is then submerged in dye, then washed and hung to dry. For multiple colors the batik process is repeated for each color. Below is a sample of what Batik Material looks like. As you can see Batik is very vibrant.

What Does Batik Material Look Like

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.

Are Quilts Valuable?

QUILTS ARE VALUABLE… As a general guide, a queen-size quilt will sell anywhere from $650 to $3,000. A baby-quilt or lap-quilt will sell anywhere from $175 to $550. There are Art-Quilts that sell for $7,000 plus. Good quality handcrafted quilts are heirlooms and are handed down for generations. Quilts make wonderful gifts for weddings, birth of a child or for personal use. People are prepared to spend big money for Quilts.

You can google… ‘The the Most Expensive Quilt Ever Sold at Auction’. You will find it is the Civil War-era quilt known as the Reconciliation Quilt. It was bought for $264,000 at Sotheby’s in 1991.

About Lady VanWinkle’s

Are you looking to buy a handcrafted quilt. Check out our Quilts for Sale. If you are looking to customize your own quilt? Click the following links for Longarm Stitching services or contact us.