Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer longarm quilting services?
Here at TLC-Quilting we fell in love with long-arm quilting and we never turned back!
We have 2 Gammill Long-Arm machines. Mabel can handle quilts up to 120 inches. Betsy can handle quilts up to 140 inches.
Basic Edge to Edge design: Our cost for basic E2E designs is $.017 per square inch. For example, if your quilt is 60 x 60 then the quilting cost would be $61.20.
*Custom quilting can be done but an appointment is needed to discuss what we can do and at what cost.
What other services do you offer?
We offer a label service where your label will be stitched into your backing of your quilt before we quilt over it.
You will get 25 characters for $5. Any additional characters needed will be a $.25 charge.
Squaring your Quilt:
We offer squaring of your quilt as an additional service. We offer two options: squaring to self-bind you quilt, or squaring flush with your quilt top.
Self-Binding: Let us know how much of your backing and/or batting you would like us to leave behind and we will cut it just as you like it. Cost for self-binding is $15.
(Self-binding is folding the backing of the quilt to the front for binding.)
Flush: To bind your quilt traditionally with strip binding we will trim off your backing, and batting, to be square with the quilt top. Cost for Flush is $10.
We offer binding as a service. We do all of our binding by machine. We offer regular binding, self-binding, flange binding, and custom binding IE: Hexi, Scallop, etc.
Machine Binding: $.25 per linear inch
Flange Binding: $.35 per linear inch
Custom Binding: $.50 per linear inch
For wall hanging quilts that require a sleeve for hanging, we can make your sleeve for you! The cost is $10. The most common size for a sleeve is 3 ½ inches by width of your quilt.
What is the turnaround time to get my quilt quilted?
Quilt Turnaround time:
For a basic Edge to Edge quilting service as of August 2023 we are working at a turnaround time of 4 to 6 weeks.
For a basic Edge to Edge quilting service with a binding service as of August 2023 we are working at a turnaround time of 8 to 10 weeks.
What if I needed my quilt quicker than your turnaround time?
There is a rush fee of $50. This will allow your quilt to cut the line and get your quilt faster. This service is suspended from November 1st - January 1st. Let us know what is going on and we can work with you to get your quilt done quicker.
Do you make T-Shirt quilts?
Memory Quilt Services:
Here at TLC-Quilting we truly love making memory quilts. Hearing the stories behind each quilt is what we live for! It would be our honor to make the perfect quilt for you! We can make quilts from T-Shirts, Dress Shirts, Baby Clothes, ect.
Please set up an appointment to discuss your memory quilt! The cost can range from $750 to $2,000 depending on what you are looking for.
We try to keep the time spent on your quilt to about 3 months. However, if many come in at the same time, it may take longer depending on where your quilt is in the line. As of November 1st, we stop work on memory quilts to work on our Customers quilts for the longarm Christmas rush. Any quilts brought in during this time will be started in the new year.
Do you make custom quilts?
Custom Quilt Services:
Do you have special blocks that you would love to turn into a quilt, but you don’t know where to start? Hire us to make it for you!
We can also create a quilt special for you. The costs would vary depending on what you are looking for. Please book an appointment with us to go over what you are looking for, costs, and turnaround time.
What batting do you use?
We use Quilters Dream.
The options are:
-100% Cotton Low Loft in Throw size (60 inch width) and in King size (120 inch width).
-100% Cotton Mid Loft in Throw size (60 inch width) and in King size (120 inch width).
-100% Cotton High Loft in Throw size (60 inch width) and in King size (120 inch width).
-Quilters Dream 80/20 in Throw size (60 inch width) and King size (120 inch width).
-Bamboo in Throw size (60 inch width) and King size (120 inch width). Bamboo is most like a 100% cotton in Mid Loft. Bamboo does drape nicer than the Mid Loft.
-Wool in King size (120 inch width)
-Dream Polly Puff in King size (120 inch width)
-Dream Polly in King size (120 inch width)
Can I bring may own batting when I get my quilt quilted on the longarm?
Of course, you can!
Can I rent out the longarm?
Renting our longarms:
We do rent out our longarm machines. You must take a 4 hour 1 on 1 class before you rent the machine. We will help guide you through quilting your quilt after you have taken the class.
The cost of the class is $150. The cost of the rental is $75 per hour.
Please call for an appointment.
As of November 1st, we stop renting time on our machines so we can focus on getting other Customers quilts done for the Christmas rush. Rentals will start back at the beginning of the new year.