That’s Juan Longarm

I don’t know that I will ever get tired of playing on Juan’s name.  You might.  But I don’t think I will.  Too dang fun.

By way of introduction, Juan is a Gammill Statler, and we’ve been working together since October 2015.  I use computer software to plan each design, and Juan follows those plans.  Most of the time.  We make a good team, although we do have our moments.

The majority of our customers prefer our custom work, although we, of course, also can do edge to edge patterns.  We have found that the quilt usually dictates what it wants.  Some quilt tops need to have the focus on the piecing, while others invite using the negative spaces of the top as a canvas for custom quilting.

Here are a few things to know about our process: 1) What we do with your quilt is exactly what I would do if it were my own.  In fact, I have a tendency to name your quilt as I am working on it.  This work is very personal to me.  2) Our goal is competition perfection, and we do our best on every quilt.  Having said that, sometimes we make mistakes, and we do our best to correct them.  3) We do not often use tie-off stitches.  I normally tie and bury threads by hand.  This means start and stop points are less visible.  This also means that it can take a lot of time.  Please be patient.  4) Quality is more important to me than quantity.  This means that it is really important to me to do our best on your quilt.  This also means that it takes time.  Please be patient.  5) Pricing is complicated.  I will do my best to stick to the estimate given at the time you leave your quilt with me.

Here are a few things to know about our pricing: 1) Estimates are based on the information given to me at the initial request, including size, quilt top design, condition of quilt top/backing, and customer expectations.  2) The actual charge will never exceed the estimate by more than 15%.  3) The minimum fee for any longarming service is $150.  4) I prefer to quilt with Quilter’s Dream batting and provide several options of their products to my customers.  However, you are welcome to provide your own batting.  5) I do provide additional services such as seaming backing and stay-stitching quilts without borders.  I also provide binding services.  All binding is machine sewn to the front of the quilt and hand stitched to the back.

Are longarming services new to you, or do you have questions about Juan’s work?  Feel free to give me a call, or even better, shoot me an email.  Quilting, from start to finish, is such an individual endeavor, and one size does not fit all.  We can chat about what would work best for you, Juan, and your work.