Professional Longarm Quilting Service

Our 'mother' company is Shadywood Quilts. I started machine quilting back in 2001 before we moved to Houston. After hand-quilting all my quilts since the late '70's - and after that first longarm quilting lesson, I never looked back.  While I still worked at my 'day-job' for several more years, I started quilting for others and eventually added making t-shirt quilts to the line-up in 2006.

Quilt Finishing Services

050If you are like most quilters, you love to piece those quilt tops but are then faced with the dilemma of how to handle that large quilt in a small home sewing machine.? Hand quilting is one option but that is going to take months and you just don't have that kind of time.  

We love quilts, we love to see what you are working on.  We have several quilt shops in the Houston area, so we see a variety of quilts.  However, my favorite quilt tops come from other areas of the country where the quilt shops have new and different ideas and offerings than what we have locally. I have a 'regular' quilter that lives in the Atlanta area.  I 'know' that there are lots of quilters in that area, but she still sends all of her quilts to me.  That is a huge responsibility that I take very seriously, and always strive to give her the best job I can.

Rates

Longarm Quilting
Services
Price per
Square Inch**
Minimum Charges**
Meandering - Utility (Crazy Puzzle) $0.0175 $50.00
Pantograph (edge to edge) (Level II) $0.0195 $50.00
Pantograph (edge to edge) (Level III) $0.03 $50.00
  Price  
Baby Quilt Finishing $65 Includes quilting, batting and binding. Maximum size 36" x 45

Patterns

We use the IntelliQuilter computer system and have hundreds of patterns (pantographs) on file.  If you have seen a pattern that you like, just let us know where you found it.  We probably already have or something similar.  Listed below are several .jpg files  or click on the pdf file (pretty large file)  with several popular patterns.  Mostly,  the patterns fall under the .0195* rate.

Pantos: 

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Batting

You are welcome to provide your own batting.  We generally use Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and is priced at .29 linear inch.  It is 98" wide, so generally the measurement is the 'short' side of your quilt.  We only charge for what we cut.

Thread

threadThread of choice is Omni Quilters thread.  We have many other threads in stock, but are eventually being replaced by Omni.

Backing

Generally you will provide, but we can certainly find a suitable backing from over 800 bolts of fabric in house.  We do NOT stock 108" backings, as there is usually so much waste. If you buy the backing from us, we do all the prep (back seam and ironing) at no additional charge.

Binding

We can do it - or not.  We only apply binding by machine.  However, if you want to do the final whipstitch by hand, let us know and we can apply the first seam by machine to the top of the quilt.  Price varies depending on what level of service we provide.

Turn Around Time

Count on four weeks.  That is not always the case, but as we are also doing t-shirt quilts, our schedule fluctuates during peak seasons of t-shirt quilts (Christmas and Graduation).  When you contact us, let us know your needs.  We can usually work around things.  Beware the quilter that promises a 7-day turnaround time on a regular basis.  It means that they don't have much work, and probably are not very experienced. 

If you need it in a real hurry, let us know, we have an Expedite Fee that puts you at the top of the queue.

Return Shipping

$25 covers shipping to everywhere in the lower 48 states except for Texas.  Texas shipping will be adjusted for regional rates.  Note that If we are returning a baby quilt to New York or California, no worries, we will adjust that rate as well.  We ship vis USPS Priority Mail.  If you have another preference, just let us know.

Shadywood Quilts/T-Shirt Quilts of Texas  offers long-arm machine quilting, t-shirt quilts, quilt binding, labels, and completed quilts for purchase.

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* Prices effective until 12/31/2018