Quilt maker: Raquel Riche IG @richeraquel
Jenae Alves shares everything you need to know about Long Arm Quilting. Jenae is a member of the Quilters Candy Membership, and shares even more tips in the membership. She is a talented quilter and a good friend.
I’m a self taught quilter and started quilting my own quilts on my domestic sewing machine. I fell in love with quilting! I made baby quilts and before I knew it, I was making larger quilts.
It was harder to quilt because of my machine’s size. When I purchased a midarm quilting machine that helped. After a while I outgrew that, as well. I finally purchased my APQS Longarm quilting machine with a throat space of 26 inches. A few years later I started my quilting business, Vintage Stitch by Jenae.
My APQS Lucey Longarm on a 10 foot table. I’m able to quilt up to a queen size quilt.
Most longarm quilters have batting available to purchase. I offer 2 types of batting, 100% cotton and 80/20 blend of cotton & polyester. These are the most popular among my customers. If you want a type of batting your longarm quilter doesn’t offer, you will need to provide that.
This is doing E2E Longarm Quilting using a printed pattern and following the pattern line with a stylus
E2E Longarm Quilting with a computerized quilting system. This is the style of quilting that I offer.
For me, I have a quilt form you can fill out on my website. Once the form is filled out and submitted, you’ll receive the address where to mail your quilt or if you’re local we can schedule a pick up time.
Once I’m ready to quilt your quilt I’ll contact you to choose a thread color and go over any other details. The quilt is loaded on to the canvas leaders that are attached to rollers on the quilting frame. The backing fabric gets loaded first. Then the batting and the quilt top lay on top of the backing fabric. Like this picture:
Nearing the end of the Longarm Process.
Once quilting is done, I unload the quilt and trim/cut off the extra backing fabric and batting. When it’s finished I will send a PayPal invoice for payment. I’m available during the whole process and I can even send you pictures of your quilt if you’d like!
Each quilter is different, but I DO offer that service. A lot of quilters love having their binding done for them.
Adding binding to a longarmed quilt. Quilt maker: Raquel Riche IG @richeraquel
I hope you found this insightful! Be sure to check out my other guest blog tutorials like this one on Quilt Retreats. Happy Quilting!
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