This past month has been full of getting things organized. I have been tweaking where things are in the studio, assembling shelving and chairs, and doing a little bit of painting here and there. We should even have signage installed soon!
Our big news is that we will soon have another longarm machine to keep our Lucey company!!! hooray!
yes, she is getting a twin sister, Lucey II. It should be here within the next week, so I am looking forward to getting it set up. Then, you and a friend can come to quilt together at the same time!
Also, I have been working on the website, so that it explains more of what we offer you in terms of services. It seems that so much of what I do these days involves websites, I realize that it's probably the same for you too.
While we were part of the shop at Periwinkle, we started as a place to rent time on a longarm machine for you to quilt your projects. This continues to be our focus, but now that we are in a dedicated space, we have broadened what we can do. So, we have three main offerings.
The first two are to help quilters finish their quilts more easily, especially those big ones that are difficult to do on your home sewing machine.
1. Machine rentals -- we can train you how to use the longarm machine (new class times) and have it available for you to rent on an hourly basis so that you can quilt your project. This is great for when you want to do your own quilt from start to finish so that it is all your own creation. learn more here
You can even book a session online with the calendar, here
2. Longarm quilting services --- we can quilt your quilt for you. This is for when you want your project to get done and either don't have the time or inclination to do it yourself. Sometimes it might be a gift you want to have done by a certain date, or it is a big quilt, but you don't really want to tackle it yourself. Whatever the reason, we can do it for you. learn more here
3. and finally, for people who just don't want to make the quilt themself, we have finished quilts available to purchase. This is a work in progress. We will add to it slowly but surely. Right now we have some quilted items in the studio, but not up on the website, since the photography has been a bit of a challenge for me!
The other thing I have been working on is stitching out samples of all the pantographs that we have available for renters to use, or for people to choose to have stitched on their quilts.
The samples are about 15" x 20" so that you can see what the panto looks like without having to unroll it, since sometimes it is hard to see the actual scale of the design.
This has been a fun project for me to do, since I am learning a lot as I go!
It has been fun to interact with the people who have come in for rentals, I always like to see their projects and how they think about quilting on them.