Long Arm Quilting Services

Do you have a quilt top that needs quilted?

Let Longsmith Cottage do your quilting for you!

Lucy photo

All quilting is performed on an APQS “Lucy” long arm quilting machine, offering edge-to-edge quilting in many different pantograph designs, and mounted on a frame that will easily handle up to a queen bed-size quilt.  Starting at just 2¢ / sq. inch, Longsmith Cottage Quilting Services can take your UFOs (unfinished objects) to the finish line.  Remember, the best kind of quilt is a finished one!

Edge-to-edge quilting starts at one edge of the quilt and continues to the other side regardless of blocks, seams, or piecing.  This type of quilting adds wonderful texture and allows the piecing and fabrics in the quilt top to remain the focus of your quilt. Low to average density quilting runs .02 / square inch, with high density quilting at .025 / square inch. Check out available quilting designs here!

Hobbs 80/20 batting is included in the quilting cost.  This batting is 80% cotton, 20% polyester, and quilts beautifully on the long arm.  It provides a nice soft drape to your quilt, and washes and wears extremely well.

Thread is also included in the quilting cost.  Thread color is limited to the same color on both top and back of your quilt.

Binding services are available at additional charges.

Standard turnaround time is 1 – 2 weeks (excluding shipping time).

  • Please let me know when you ship your quilt top so that I can expect it.
  • If shipping, please package your quilt top and backing fabric in a sealed plastic bag to protect from any moisture incurred in shipping.
  • Before shipping, please press your quilt top and make sure all seams are flattened to the side, and NOT pressed open.
  • Please trim all hanging threads from the back and edge as much as possible. Hanging threads can show through light areas of the quilt.
  • Please ensure that any borders added to the quilt top are sewn correctly.  Borders that are not sewn correctly to your quilt top can create waves and pleats that do not work well with long arm quilting! Click here for a great tutorial with Diane Harris of the National Quilters Circle for help in sewing on your borders.
  • Identify the top of your quilt and backing with a safety pin, if it has a directional print.
  • If you have planned curved corners for your quilt, please wait until the quilting is finished to cut the curves.  Proper attachment of the quilt to the long arm machine depends on straight, square corners.
  • Backing fabric should be 100% cotton fabric.
  • Backing fabric should be 8 inches larger in length AND width than the quilt top.
  • If the backing fabric is pieced together in order to be large enough, please use a 5/8″ seam allowance, pressed open.