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Jan 2021 is the beginning of a new loyalty program for the long arm! We wanted to find a way to thank all of our regular customers. For every 5 quilts completed with us, you will get FREE batting for the 6th quilt! We appreciate your continued business!
Thank you for trusting us to finish your quilt. We want you to be very satisfied with the finished results so we have compiled this list of things you can do before you bring us your quilt.
That's right, you get to skip basting! Send your quilt top and backing without attaching them in any way.
INSPECT QUILT TOP
Give your quilt top a thorough inspection. If there are stains, let us know that you are aware of them. Trim away loose threads, which can get caught in the quilting becoming more difficult to remove. Check that seams are well-pressed to prevent them from rolling unattractively during the basting or quilting process.
Are the edges of your quilt top straight? Trim all four sides of the quilt straight so that it can be loaded properly on the longarm sewing machine. Square is even better, but straight will usually do!
We require a backing that is 6-8" larger than the quilt top both in width and height. For example, a 60" quilt top requires an 68" square backing. This 3-4" of excess backing all the way around the quilt allows the longarm sewing machine to "hold onto" the quilt while it sews.
SEND A FLAT BACKING
Most quilt tops aren't perfectly flat and square. That's ok, to make our job easier, send a flat backing. Juggling fullness in the backing and the quilt top all at once is tricky and can lead to tucks.
Consider sending a wide back fabric for your backing. If you compare cost for backing with 42" wide fabric vs. 108" wide fabric, the wide backs are generally cheaper too!
If you choose to piece backing, take time to sew those long seams carefully. Cut yardage straight and square before joining segments.
Just ask! We are here to help. We have the same goal - a beautifully finished quilt!
$1.00 will be donated to the OI Foundation for every quilt that comes in to be finished on the long arm! This is our way to show our support to our family cause. Click below to find out more about the OIF and why it's important to us!
Cash, credit card, check, PayPal and Venmo payments are accepted. $40.00 minimum.
This design is a continuous pattern throughout the quilt. We have over 1000 patterns to choose from!
This option is a basic continuous pattern with an additional design added to it for a unique finish.
Design including 2 or more designs specializing in block patterns and variety of designs throughout the quilt.
(limit 2 per month: first come, first serve.)
No additional cost if you provide your own batting.
Batting size ranges from craft size up to king size and prices vary depending on size.
Pre-cut batting is available in the quilt shop, sizes range from craft to king size. Prices vary.
Quilt can be completed here in the studio with bindings.
Prices are subject to change.
We also offer long arm lessons for those who want to learn to complete their quilt on their own! The cost is $45/hour for private 1 on 1 lesson (includes rental cost), then $20/hour rental fee going forward.
Contact us below for more information or to set up your first lesson!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
35 Main Street, Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045, United States
Longarm Service Refund Policy
1. Deposit of 50% is required at the time of consultation for all quilts for long arm services.
2. You will be notified by phone or email when your quilt is completed and the remaining balance will be due at the time of pick up.
3. We will place a courtesy call to you once a month, up to 3 times, for arrangements for you to pay for your quilt. If after 90 days you do not pick up/pay for your quilt, then it will become the property of Night Owl Quilting Studio.
4. All payments for long arm services are non-refundable.
Fullness and/or puckers within a quilt top cannot be quilted out. We cannot guarantee that puckers and tucks won’t be sewn in. In some cases excessive fullness in borders may result in quilt top corners not being square. The flatter your quilt top is, the better the finish will be.
Please be aware that sewing machines, including longarm machines are mechanical devices. Although, we do our best to ensure perfect results every time, on very rare occasions mechanical problems may occur which may result in minor damage to a quilt top and/or backing.