Preparing Your Quilt
Please follow these guidelines for preparing your Quilt Top, Backing, or Batting, and your quilt will look better, and you’ll save money!
If you prewashed the fabrics in your quilt top it is highly recommended that you prewash your backing fabric also.
Our prices are based on the size of your quilt and complexity of the pattern.
We charge by the square inch. To figure the square inch of your quilt top, measure the width and the length and multiply them together. This will give you the total square inches of your quilt. Then multiple the total square inches by the type of quilting you request. Example: A quilt which measures 80 x 80 = 6400 square inches x .0175 (1.75¢ per square inch) = $112.
We charge by the square inch in several different categories.
Edge to Edge—1.5¢ – 3¢ per square inch
Semi-Custom—2.5¢ – 5¢ per square inch
Custom—5¢ per square inch and up
Our design library will be back soon!
We carry the following high-quality battings
Piecing backing fabric – $10.00 per seem
Variegated/Specialty thread charge – $2 per bobbin
We repair all sewing machines, quilting machines, embroidery machines and sergers.When was the last time you had your sewing machine in for preventive maintenance?Sewing machines, sergers, and embroidery machines should all be cleaned, oiled, adjusted, and tension balanced on a regular basis for trouble free use.Most problems and expensive repairs are prevented by this service. This service, called “COA” (Clean Oil & Adjust), needs to be performed by a factory trained repair person and is recommended at least once a year for active use and once every two years for occasional use.Free estimates are available. Service takes about 10 business days unless parts are needed.We back all of our repairs with a 30 day guarantee on labor.We repair and service all sewing machines, quilting machines, embroidery machines and sergers including the following manufacturers:
Items to bring in with machine for service.
Embroidery Machines bring a hoop, embroidery foot, and design for sew off if none built in.If problem occurs during embroidery please bring: Embroidery module and Embroidery foot.Items to leave at home.
Regular maintenance: $75 – COA (Clean, oil and adjust) —Free if your machine is covered under a Baby Lock Love of Sewing or Gold Standard Program!
Serger maintenance: $85 HQ Longarm maintenance: $199
Additional Repair Services: $30/hour+ Parts
Tired of wrestling with big quilts on your home machine? Finish your own quilts easily and quickly by renting time on a longarm at Quilt Elements!
HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit-Down Longarm – $15/hour. Please have your quilt basted before arriving, or ask about our basting service.
1 hour minimum rental time
Free Motion Stand-Up Longarm
HQ Simply Sixteen – $20/hour – Please have your quilt basted before arriving, or ask about our basting service.
HQ Amara 20” Longarm – $25/hour
HQ Forte 24” Longarm – $25/hour
2 hour minimum rental time
HQ Pro-Stitcher Computerized Longarm
HQ Amara 20” Longarm – $35/hour
HQ Forte 24” Longarm – $35/hour
2 hour minimum rental time
Please schedule your rental 48 hours prior to your desired time. Rental time is only during normal business hours. Schedule is on a first come, first served basis. Changes or cancellations made less than 24 hours before rental time will be subject to a $20 fee.
In lieu of a longarm certification class, your first 2 hours of rental on stand-up machines will be a 1 on 1 training session, using a sample quilt sandwich, so you can learn to load a quilt, practice skills, and take care of the machine. The sweet sixteen requires no training. All rentals include Glide or Premo-Soft thread, use of machine and accessories, including needles, pins, bobbins, leader grips, ruler base, shop owned rulers, etc. You may use any of the patterns on our Pro-Stitchers, if renting time a Pro-Stitcher machine.
What isn’t included: Backing & Batting (We sell a variety of wide backings, as well as Quilter’s Dream batting). If you have a specific pattern for the Pro-Stitcher that we don’t have, you may purchase it and bring it in on a personal flash drive. Variegated and metallic thread is available for a $2/bobbin fee.
Use of a brand of thread not sold by Quilt Elements must be approved. The rental fee will not be reduced if you do not use our thread. Quilt Elements reserves the right to reject any fabric, batting or backing on our machines. Bedsheets (with the exception of flannel) are not acceptable for backings due to their high thread counts. This prevents damage, costly repairs and/or part replacement, and makes your quilting experience as successful as possible. By using quality thread, needles and other materials, we can keep our rental machines in top shape for you to use!
How much time should I schedule? This will change depending on what you are quilting on your quilt but generally:
Baby/Lap – 2-3 hours
Twin or full – 3-4 hours
Queen – 3 1/2 – 5 hours
King – 4 hours+
What if I don’t finish in one session? If there isn’t another renter waiting to use the machine, extend your time. If there is a renter waiting, or it is closing time, use leader grips to attach the quilt to the frame, so we can snap the quilt of the frame, and snap it back on for your next session. No zippers, no pins!
Book your appointment by calling 715.292.6524 or emailing [email protected].
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