I have a 11' square quilt (lone star) that needs to be quilted. Obviously can't do this on my Bernina as I don't want to do it in sections. Two questions: How do I find someone local to quilt it using long arm machine and also would love to purchase a long arm machine myself (used) but need advice as to how to do this and what to look for. Can't afford the $9,000 price tag for a new one. I live in Cincinnati Ohio.
Usually, Your local quilt shop will have a reference that they can give for Longarm services. I checked the Ohio Valley's Quilters Guild and they list these as quilters for hire. Might be helpful. I'd check any dealers as close to you as possible for used machines. A lot of times they have trade in's that still come with some warranty on them so that you'll make sure you're purchasing a machine in good working order and have some support if something should fail or you need help in learning to use it. I have posted some of the links from OVQG, hopefully one will be near you.
Juanita Canfield - 513-541-8506 -
Specializing in custom long-arm machine quilting and custom piecing.
Linda Lawson - 513-539-8352 - www.blueribbonquiltco.com Long-arm machine quilting from pantograph to heirloom.
Janine Keeton - 513-779-8937 -
Custom long arm quilting service
Cass Plott - 513-481-2760 -
Specializing in custom long-arm machine quilting.
Pam Seip - 513-236-5368 -
- www.pamquilts.com Specializing in custom long-arm machine quilting
Thanks, Stephanie! Very helpful!!
DEBBIH:I have a 11' square quilt (lone star) that needs to be quilted.
Whew - that is a BIG quilt. I hope you can find someone. I agree with Steph about the local quilt shops. That's where I found the long arm gal that I used recently. Won't help you much since I'm down here in Georgia.
Welcome to QCA.
DEBBIH:and also would love to purchase a long arm machine myself (used)
My friend Sandra is selling her Gammill Premier with the circle lord. This machine does not have a stitch regulator. she has won numerous awards with this machine. She lives in Ontario.
Here is the info
Gammill Premier with Circle Lord.
Original owner. 12 foot GS-1 steel stand (2” rollers) modified for sit
stand. Completely refurbished and running better than new as of April
EdgeRider Wheels; Zippered leaders; Horizontal spool holders;
channel lock; Laser light position-able either at rear of the machine or
top of the machine; Needle positioner/single stitch; Straightedge kit
extended throat plate, Gam Guide, and Gam Guide Jr. Batting Bar, and
Circle Ease kit. The Circle Lord includes the basic setup as well as the
following templates: Aztec, Gingko, Ovals, Spirals, Starz, Stella,
Crosshatch, and the Aztec Codex. Price is $7500. Located Greater
area, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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