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 Are you sewing up all of those projects during this
time of "social distancing"? 
Did you get the last couple of steps done on the
graduation quilt for your nephew?
Now what do you do?
 
We have limited staff hours to reduce the number of people in the studio at one time. 

Page is in the studio with one or two staff members quilting tops at The Quilting Page.  The studio is not open for walk-in but we are managing a drop off and pick up outside the door.  Each of of staff members has a significant health concern that requires us to be extra mindful of exposure and possible infection.  No one will be allowed in the studio at this time.

Until further notice here is the current procedure:
  • Fold your quilt and place it in a shopping bag
  • Attach a label to the bag with the following information
  • Your Name
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address (we will send you an email of your invoice and a copy of the quilting design for approval)
  • Double check that your backing fabric is at least 8 inches wider and 8 inches longer than your quilt.  If you need backing fabric we will send you an email with photos of the fabrics we think best fit your quilt for your selection
  • Any specifics you want us to follow (Batting preference, thread color, quilting design - open - dense - floral - geomtric...)  "Page's Choice" is a good option that allows us to select the design we feel is most appropriate.
  • Please leave the quilt in the bin at the front door of the studio. We typically quarantine the quilt and set it aside for 5-7 days before processing - that means it will be about a week before you get an email with the invoice and small scale image of the quilt design we plan to use. 
  • Feel free to call and discuss our recommendations
  • Quilts from cat owners will be accepted.  Please note on the outside of the bag that you are a cat owner.  (We have a staff member who is highly allergic to cats.)
  • We are trying to reach/maintain the 30 day turnaround on quilts.  Pick up of quilts will involve minimal contact as well. We do have reduced hours to 10-5 for the foreseeable future and CLOSED on Sunday
    • We will call you when your quilt is ready
    • Please call 651-340-6503 when you are in the parking lot so we know to place your quilt in the bin for pickup (we will NOT place your quilt in the bin prior to you being in the parking lot)
    • We will NOT open the quilt for viewing while you are at the studio
    • Please place your check under the clip on the window.  At this time we prefer all transactions be by check to minimize contact.  Your visit should be less than 30 seconds
We will continue to review these procedures and update them as the virus reduces in our community.
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Machine Quilting Services

We have 5 computerized Statler quilting machines by Gammill.  Page Johnson oversees the quilting process from design selection to pattern layout and finishing.  With thousands of computerized quilting designs and hundreds of thread colors to choose from we can create a custom look for your special quilts at a very affordable cost to you.  Typically an overall design quilting pattern is completed in less than 30 days starting at $28.00 per square yard.  That means a lap quilt is less than $100 including batting and thread while a large king sized quilt will cost about $250.

The majority of quilts look great with a well choosen overall design.  Sometimes the quilt needs something more.  Semi custom designs such as Page Turners, specialty placement of blocks and sashing have a longer turnaround time (60-90 days) and price point.  Due to the time that the quilt is on the frame and dedicated staff time to manage the quilting process the price point also increases to $40-$60 a square yard depending on the complexity of the work to be completed.  

In general, custom design work is not the preferred quilting choice.  The cost quickly reaches $70-$90 a square yard and has a turnaround time of 1-2 years.  High-end show quilts are 2 plus years out based on the quilts already in the queue and the length of time that a show quilt is on the frame (typically 4-8 weeks).

The Quilting Page also offers machine rentals at $25 per hour for trained customers.  We have a required four-hour initial class using Page’s techniques to achieve a beautiful straight, square, non-cookie cutter quilt.  You will complete a small quilt of your own or a Quilt of Valor we have during the class.  The cost of the class is $150.00.  More information on the Longarm Machine Rentals is available just Click Here.

At this time, due to the coronovirus, we are not hosting any machine rental time.

A full spectrum of services are available to meet your needs.

  • Overall or Edge-to-Edge designs from a simple all-over meander to themed motifs

    • Turnaround time is 30 days or less
  • Semi-Custom offers a custom looking motif within separate piecing sections

    • Turnaround time is 60-90 days
  • Custom quilting with Background fills to enhance your piecing and applique

    • Turnaround time is 15-18 months
  • Original designs to complement your needlework

  • Quilt Show quality quilting for that truly special quilt top
    • Turnaround time is 24-30 months

  • We offer 9 different batts including poly, 80/20, cotton and wool.  Plus we have thousands of thread choices from simple cottons to high sheen trilobal polyesters and fine silk thread for specialty thread-work.

  • We stock 300+ bolts of wide backing fabrics.   

       

    Overall or Edge-to-Edge quilting, fast turn-around in 1 month or less

    Starting at $28.00 a square yard includes batting and thread

     

    Binding Service available as well $.15 to $.33 per linear inch

     

    Basic cost estimate:

    Length of Quilt in inches  ____________
    Width of Quilt in inches   ____________
    Quilt Size (Length x Width)  _________
    Calculate Square Yards  ____________
    (Divide by 1296)
    Cost Estimate $28.00 x Sq Yds __________
Quilting Cost Estimator

Enter the width and length of your quilt.   All costs are approximate to provide you with a representative cost point.
Examples: Overall  Design

For a Lap size quilt 54x72 = $84.00 + tax

For a Twin size quilt 54x90 = $105.00 + tax 

For a Queen size quilt 90x108 = $210.00+ tax

For a King size quilt 108x108 = $252.00 + tax

Semi-Custom quilting typically runs from $38.00 to $52.00 a square yard

Background fill quilting is approximately $52.00 to $72.00 a square yard

High End Custom with Original designs developed for your quilt will run over $75.00 a square yard

Quilt Show level quilts are accepted and charges are estimated when received

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Backing Fabric

The guidelines for the backing fabric for longarm quilting are: 

  • The backing needs to be at least 3 inches larger all the way around the quilt (or 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top)
  • We prefer to load the back using the selvage edges along the rollers
    • Do not cut off the selvages along the outer edge of the backing - they help keep the back square during the loading process
    • Unless the quilting motif is a directional design where the top has to be at the top of the machine AND the quilt top or back have to match the top, we load the backing using the selvages which may or may not match the top of a printed fabric design
  • We prefer any backing seams to run parallel (the same direction) to the selvages
    • Sew the seams at 1/2 + inch and then trim off the tightly woven selvages leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance
  • Do NOT press the backing seams open - press to one sideOften pieced backs have multiple seams going in a variety of directions
    • When pressed open (like what you would do for Hand Quilting) there is only the thread holding one side of the backing to the other side
    • If you press the seam and seam allowance to one side, then the longarm quilting will stitch through all layers of the fabric and hold the two sides of the backing together with greater security
    • In this case just try to have the majority of seams, or any particularly long seams, run parallel to the selvages

Another option is to purchase the wide backing fabric that is 108" wide.  Right now we have 250 different wide backs in stock for you to select from.  We do sell the wide backing fabric by the inch to meet your needs.  Keep in mind that 1 yard of 108 wide fabric is about 2 1/2 yards of the traditional bolt fabric (at roughly $16-18.00 per yard it is a great deal).  Often customers will buy their backing fabric before completing their quilt so they can incorporate some of the fabric in the top either in the blocks or as the border.
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The Quilting Page

1964 Rahncliff Court #700
Just off of I35E and Cliff Rd
Eagan, MN, 55122
pagej@thequiltingpage.com
651-340-6503