My name is Kim and I have been quilting using a Gammill® longarm qulting machine since 2003. I have now upgraded my machine with the Statler computerized control so it's a bit more fancy!
Please note that I do not make quilt tops. I receive many requests from people who desire a quilt creation from scratch, however these jobs are very involved and time consuming and so I can't include this service. I specialise in longarm quilting of your creations.
Longarm quilting is done very differently to other quilting methods. The quilt top, batting and backing are sandwiched by the quilting machine and must be provided as three separate pieces. There is no need to baste the quilt and in fact basting the quilt will require that it is unbasted before longarm quilting incurring extra time and cost. The size of the backing and batting must be at least 15cm larger on all sides than the quilt top. It is very important that the backing have two parallel sides for proper loading. The backing seams must be pressed to one side. Quilt top and backing must be ironed to ensure the best outcome.
If you're interested in having your finished quilt top longarm quilted by me, please email me at email@example.com and send me details of your work. I'm located in Bella Vista, NSW so if you're located in the North West (Norwest) of Sydney, the Hills District, then I'm close to you. I have customers from Glenwood, Baulkham Hills, Riverstone, Windsor and Richmond, but if you're from Castle Hill, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Stanhope, Blacktown, Beaumont Hills, Quakers Hill etc, then I'm only a few minutes away.
This quilt won 2nd prize at the 2011 Royal Easter Show for the 4th of July quilt.
Aussie Hero Quilts is an organisation of many community minded quilters who have dedicated some of their creative time to making quilts and laundry bags in appreciation of our deployed service men and women. Please contact Aussie Hero Quilts if you'd like to get involved.
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