At Sunflower Creations, we value our professional reputation highly and guarantee to treat your project as though it were our own. We are happy and qualified to give you suggestions and guidance in choosing the quilting designs and thread colors for your quilt project, but in the end, the choices are yours, and we are committed to executing those choices to the best of our professional ability.
However, if you chose to leave the choices up to us, please understand that our responsibility begins and ends with the quality of our workmanship. Once work has begun on your quilt, any changes made by you (the customer) will be at your own expense. We charge ($20/hr) for time spent due to your change of mind or request to halt work for any reason other then unsatisfactory stitching.
To help you assess the readiness of your quilt top for long arm quilting, and to save time and money, consider these tips.
Your back fabric must be 4-5 inches longer & wider then your top.
Your back fabric should be free of any borders or pieced blocks.
All seams should be properly ironed and excess threads clipped.
The quilt top & back fabric should be squared.
The quilt top & back fabric should be neatly pressed, folded, & delivered on a hanger.
Please do not serge the outer edges of the quilt top as it causes stretching.
Following these few tips will assure that your quilt is ready to load on our machine. If you are unable to deliver your quilt in the condition described above, we will be happy to get the quilt ready for loading at a rate of $10 per thirty (30) minutes.
To find the approximate cost of long arm quilting, multiply the width times the length of your quilt top (in inches). Then multiply the total square inches by one of the following:
$35 minimum for small quilts.
$0.018 for “Edge to Edge quilting (overall design)
$0.028 for “Custom quilting” (two different designs)
$0.033 & up for “Heirloom quilting” (three or more designs)
Thread and polyester batting is included in our quilting price. Sunflower Creations offers a wide variety of other choices for you to choose from for a small additional charge.
The Gammill quilting machine we use is hand-guided by the operator. Our patterns are either drawn onto lengths of paper (called pantographs) or freehand. Naturally, there are small variations both in the drawing of the design and the operator’s execution. This enhances the “hand made” look that we all cherish in our “hand made” quilts. We also have the capability of computerized quilting using a BERNINA 8 Series machine and QuiltMotion software. This dynamic package gives us almost unlimited possibilities. Sunflower Creations offers quilt binding and hanging sleeves for your quilt if you desire. Contact us regarding options and pricing.
When your quilt is finished we ask that it be picked up within 7-10 days unless prior arrangements have been made. Payment is expected at time of pickup or prior to shipping.
We value our reputation as a professional machine quilter and guarantee the quality of the quilting. If you are not happy with the quilting please let us know within 72 hours. We will try every means possible to make it right for you. If that is not possible a refund may be indicated. Please know that Sunflower Creations will issue an in house credit for cost of quilting only. Batting, backing, and binding are separate charges and are NOT included in the credit. The credit is good for three (3) months from the issue date.
If you loan your quilt project for public display or enter it in a show, please give the courtesy of crediting Sunflower Creations as the machine quilter.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.