Patterns

Edge to Edge- Med

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Price- .0175 per square inch. to calculate, measure one long edge of your quilt, then measure the shorter edge. Multiply these two number together. This gives you the total square inches of your quilt. Multiply this number by .0175 to get an approximate NancyJeans quilting cost. Thread, batting and return shipping costs will be added at the time of sale.

Med Patterns

Edge to Edge- Dense

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 Price- .0250 per square inch. To calculate, measure one long edge of your quilt, then measure the shorter edge. Multiply these two number together. This gives you the total square inches of your quilt. Multiply this number by .0250 to get an approximate NancyJeans quilting cost. Thread, batting and return shipping costs will be added at the time of sale. 

Dense Patterns

Custom

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Can't find what you like? have an artistic vision? 

We have many designs and motifs that aren't pictured on our website - over 500 beautiful choices! 

  We can also complete a custom quilting project that will be one of a kind! We'd love to help you make your ideas come to life! 

Schedule a design consultation with us  by calling 352.223.9542 OR email us at nancyjeans@cfl.rr.com 

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Minimum fee of $50 applies. Offer expires 12/31/2019

What is Longarm Quilting?

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 Longarm quilting is the process by which a longarm sewhead is used to sew together a quilt top, quilt batting and quilt backing into a finished quilt.  It differs from a household sewing machine in two ways. One, the quilt frame can accommodate larger sized quilt tops that would be difficult to maneuver on a household sewing table. The second distinctive difference for long arm machines is that the quilt 'sandwich' remains steady while the sewhead  or sewing machine, moves over to quilt top securing stitches in a decorative pattern. 

FAQs

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Steam Powered or Dry-

Pressing with Conviction

 

As I mentioned in my previous post-Fabric can be manipulated using heat, pressure and in some cases, steam. The idea behind piece work is to have all of the blocks fit together with a minimum of manipulation PLUS end up with a smooth flat quilt top- ready for quilting by NancyJeans Quilting Service!

     Whether to steam or not to steam is another factor that is personal preference. I tend to complete my piecework using unwashed fabric. “Fresh” off- the- bolt fabric has a finish on it that gives it a bit of body, and when pressed(heated) bends those pieces to my will… so I don’t use steam very often. Just pressing with a hot iron will ‘set’ the seams, and turn the seam allowances to one side (or open-but that’s another topic!)  

    But I have found that if I want a super-flat quilt top- maybe one that I plan to quilt very dense or one that has off-grain pieces (think scrappy or crazy), then steam is the way to go.  

The technique remains the same- press your seams using an 'up and down' motion with your iron using the super combination of steam, heat and pressure. Two things to remember (voice of experience here!)- With steam, you need to be patient, and let your piecework sit and cool after your Tropical Thunder attack on the fibers. Attempting to reposition it while it is still damp from steam will cause the fabric fibers to stretch and distort. When they are dry, their new posture is set and it’s safe to move. And second, make sure you have steamed your piecework on a FLAT surface. If you steam it close to edge, or along the curve of your ironing board, you’re going duplicate that pretty curve (read bump) right into your quilt top. Exactly the opposite of your goal.  Once that section has cooled, gently reposition your work to the next section to be steamed. Be extra careful along the edges/borders of your quilt top, since it is easy to stretch those raw edges; unless you’re going for the ruffled look so popular this spring!

Email me at nancyjeans@cfl.rr.com with your thoughts on steam vs dry pressing!

Next time we’ll tackle jelly-rolls and directional sewing…  

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