Cotton Candy Fabrics is pleased to offer professional and affordable longarm quilting services on our Handi Quilter Amara longarm machine with Pro Stitcher. We offer computerized end-to-end longarm quilting as well as both free motion and computerized semi-custom and custom quilting as well as additional support services to help you finish your quilt.
We want to make sure that you are entirely comfortable with the entire process of having your precious quilt professionally quilted. For that reason, we connected a webcam to our longarm machine so you can watch the quilting in progress via our YouTube page. You are welcome to check in on any quilt that is being done, and when yours is ready to be quilted, we will let you know so you can log in.
End-to-end quilting costs .02 per square inch and includes your choice of computerized design and thread. We have thousands of computerized longarm quilting designs to choose from including designs that span traditional quilting patterns (orange peel, feathers, swirls, florals), children’s designs (animals, characters, nursery rhyme), modern options (straight lines, waves, geometric), and designs for every holiday.
Longarm quilting also includes your choice of thread and bobbin color. We have numerous different thread brands in stock including both solid and variegated options that span every color of the rainbow. There are no thread upcharges regardless of what you select. Wherever possible we recommend matching the top thread color with a pre-wound bobbin in a matching color. Our turnaround time for computerized end-to-end designs is currently two weeks.
You are welcome to bring in your own quilt batting, but we always appreciate when you buy your batting at the shop. We have several options and sizes for you to choose from, and regularly stock cotton, wool and bamboo battings at competitive prices.
When you bring your quilt in (or when we receive it if mailed), we’ll consult with you on your choices including design, placement, thread color and density of quilting to ensure you finished quilt highlights your beautiful top and meets all of your expectations.
Semi-custom quilting generally includes using computerized designs with other custom work. This may include using an end-to-end design for the body of a quilt and stitching separate designs for the borders. Or, it may include cropping out parts of a design and filling the cropped areas with either free-motion quilting or other computerized designs.
Semi-custom quilting is quoted on request, but you should expect to pay an average of .03 to .04 per square inch. We’ll always discuss the charges with you to ensure that you are comfortable and aware of how much you will pay for your professional quilting. Our turnaround time for semi-custom quilting is currently four-to-six weeks.
Like with computerized end-to-end quilting, there are no additional charges for thread, and we have thousands of design options to select from.
Custom quilting is exactly as it sounds – creating a custom, one-of-a-kind, quilting design to best enhance your quilt top and to your specifications. This may include computerized designs, free motion or ruler work, and very often includes multiple design elements in one quilt. Custom quilting prices are quoted only after discussing your quilting objectives with you and generally costs $200+. The turnaround time is generally five to eight weeks, and may take several days to complete your quilt.
When you are ready to have your top quilted, please review our guidelines to ensure your top is appropriately prepared. If you are local to Brookfield, we recommend you come in to our shop so you can meet with the longarmer, review designs and select your batting and thread together. We require a 33% deposit with the balance being due when you pick up your finished quilt.
If you are not within driving distance of Brookfield, we do accept quilts by mail. Please send your quilt to Cotton Candy Fabrics, Attn: Erin, 457 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804. Include a sheet of paper with your name, return address, phone number and email address so that we can call you for a consultation as soon as your quilt arrives. Please be sure to insure your package as appropriate. We will call you upon receipt of your quilt to discuss all of the particulars, and will email you details of what you selected. We require a 33% deposit, which can be paid via credit card over the phone. We’ll then send you a photo of your quilt when it is quilted, and require the balance be paid prior to shipping the quilt back to you.
*Thank you to the following friends and customers for allowing me to show images of their quilts:
End-to-end, L-R: Janet Natale, Janet Natale, Beverly Scantling, Barbara Dietze, Tammy Wingertzahn, CCF
Custom and semi-custom, L-R: Rhonda Miller, Rhonda Miller, CCF, Janet Natale, Janet Natale, Janet Natale