Ever since I was a small child I’ve loved sewing. My first experience was with a tiny, hand-operated sewing machine. I used that child-sized machine to create many, many items for my dolls.
By the time I was a teen I had graduated to a regular sized sewing machine and was making articles of clothing for my very own wardrobe.
Early in the 1990’s I discovered quilting through a class at our local technical school. My first project was a small wall hanging. From there I branched out into lap sized quilts and eventually full-blown bed sized items.
Part of my initial exploration also included learning the art of hand quilting. After only a few attempts I decided that hand quilting was not my cup-of-tea. It was way too laborious and a tad bit boring for my liking.
With hand quilting not an option and quilting on a conventional sewing machine my second least favorite technique, my unfinished quilt tops were stacked, neatly folded, on a shelf, for many years.
Early in 2012 I was introduced to longarm quilting. The term longarm refers to the rods or arms that a quilting machine glide on. These longarms are what make it possible to easily apply stitches without having to manually manipulate the fabric. They also give the operator a much larger area to quilt on at any one time.
My fascination with longarm quilting rapidly grew into an obsession. In no time I purchased my own machine and had started a business offering longarm quilting services to others.
My longarm quilting is done without a computer. This means every stitch is applied through manual manipulation. The process of applying quilting stitches through manual movement is often referred to as free motion quilting. I prefer this technique because I think it yields a more personal, artistic outcome. My method of longarm quilting results in a unique look with no two quilts having the same appearance.
They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Don’t let my confidence in my abilities be the only proof you need to choose me as your provider. Check out the following photos.
My rates for quilting can be found here.
I would love to provide longarm quilting services for you. To initiate a discussion you may reach me through one of the following paths:
- Leave a comment on this blog
- Leave a comment on my Facebook page
- Send an email to cindy [at] inastitchquilting [dot] com
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