Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Longarm pricing

working on a new price structure for my quilting, then I can finish up how to make a fee shirt quilt.

Nana Blue Quilts pricing list 2013

Pricing is based on quilt width and includes thread.
Quilts should be pressed well. Your backing must measure at least 3 inches wider on all sides so it can be attached to the Longarm leaders.  The batting must be larger too. 

King:   90 to 100 inches wide
Panto $125.00
Custom, add $50.00
**Traditional king-size beds measure 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. California king-size beds measure 72 inches wide by 84 inches long.

Queen:  80 to 89 inches wide
Panto $90.00
Custom add $45.00
**Queen-size beds measure 60 inches wide by 80 inches long.

Full: 70 to 79 inches wide
Panto $75.00
Custom add $35.00
**Full-size beds are 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. They are sometimes called double beds.

Twin: 60 to 69 inches wide
Panto $65.00
Custom add $25.00
**Standard twin beds measure 39 inches wide by 75 inches long. Extra-long twins are 5 inches longer.

Lap/Baby/Toddler:  All quilts under 59 inches wide
Panto $55.00
Custom add $25.00
**Crib Mattresses measure 27 inches wide by 52 inches long.


New customer,
$10.00 off first order!

Returning customers, to earn continuous savings,
If you leave a quilt at time of pick up you get an instant 10% off the quilt you are picking up.

The UFO club,
One quilt per month with a 15% savings on the above prices with a 6 month commitment. 

***Commit for a year and get a 13th one for free. (Full size Baptist fan design)

Referrals earn your way to free quilting!
Every 5 referrals that I quilt, you get free quilting. (Full size Baptist fan design) 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to make a Tee Shirt Quilt, Part One

Supplies needed.
25 tee shirts. (Can be less just think of a grid this one will be 5 by 5)
Cutting Matt
Rotary cutter
12.5 inch square ruler
10yards Pellon light fusible interfacing
2 yards cotton fabric for sashing
1/2 yard for cornerstones
2 to 3 yards for borders
6 yards for the backing
1 package queen size cotton batting

Wash all your shirts and cotton fabrics.

Choose the side of the shirt you wish to have showing in your quilt, lay them folded in a grid pattern like this,  once you like the layout take a picture! You will use this as a guide when you sew them together.

Now cut the front from the back along all the sides. Once cut apart lay the shirt facing down on the ironing board. Cut about a 14 inch square of the fusible interfacing.  Most shirts except for dark ones you pretty much see the print on the front so you can center the fusible and press it to the shirt. It's really important to make sure fuse it really well.

When cooled take your shirt to your cutting board, place your square ruler over the shirt. Cutting around the square.  Most shirt designs will fit with in the ruler.( This ruler is actually 13 inches.)
Here it is cut. Repeat until all your shirts are fused, cut and trimmed. 

Next lesson I will show you how to cut the sashing, and sew the top together!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Blending Board Carry Cover

Having an addiction for all things fiber, I tend to collect tools. Nothing is more important than keeping your tools well protected. My recent tool I purchased was a blending board by Howard Brush a local RI company that has been in business for over 100 years. The blending boards are used to blend fibers to used to spin into amazing yarns. For a great video on blending boards Gwen is the expert on the topic and has created videos using her Clemes and Clemes Blending Boards.

I decided to make a folded carry cover so that the needles are protected and won't catch sliding in or out of a bag, because the bag actually folds over the board. The folds creates a pocket for the parts and brushes. They are made from high quality cotton decorator fabrics. I am selling the bags for $30.00. I will be releasing a drum carder carry cover too. This way not only are the needles protected but your fingers, little children's fingers and your fur babies as well.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 The Underground Railroad Quilt. 
I think this one I will sell $350.00.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Border tricks

Borders have always tricked me up. Not sure why, but I seem to hem and haw over those the most. I came up with a new feathered border that I really like its easy to remember and pretty quick too.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July

UHG! Really, Christmas! Well when it's a hundred degrees outside its hard to think of snow. Why not? I have a great snowflake pattern perfect for those Christmas quilts. Here is the special, $60.00 for any quilt up to 90 inches! Only in July. Just email me for details with snowflakes in the header. Easy peasy.

Don't forget my quilt contest. It is moving slow but I know I can give away some quilting, I just need 100 comments.