A Quilter's Biggest Dilemma
For so many of us quilting is an activity we preciously pour ourselves into when we stop making or taking care of everything else! It is time that makes the rest of the world drip away and our hands and eyes take over. Yet sometimes making the decision to take that time can feel like a privilege you can’t squeeze in but sneaking onto YouTube to watch your favorite quilting show or scrolling through Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook quilting groups gives you snippets that feed the fire within. In fact there are so many studies that show that not only the creative mental process of designing, engineering and assembling is good for our sense of well-being and positive outlook but it is so important for our brains as muscles. Yes, even when you end up having to rip out stitches because of a mistake. There are no mistakes, right? Everything that happens was meant to happen and we learn from it. If quilting delivers you a sense of well-being then it is important for you to find time to do it, that simple. January, the start of a new year is as good a time as any to dedicate yourself to something that improves your sense of well-being!
So, what is a quilter’s biggest dilemma? Many would probably say finding the time or deciding what to make but really it seems finishing what we started whether in our minds, or the pile of cut pieces in zip lock bags in our sewing room (the zip lock bags were a helpful tip, thank you Angela Walter’s Midnight Quilter show) that needs to be sewn together. Do you start many quilts at one time? Or start the next one only after you finished the one before? What would make a difference for you in being able to make and finish quilts at a pace that would make a difference?
The reason why I ask all these questions is that My Long Arm Quilting Service was made by me because I found other long arm service provider websites confusing and I saw how the cost of getting a quilt finished could easily skyrocket into the $300 or more arena. What I calculate is that most quilters are paying about $200 at minimum per quilt queen size to be top stitched and finished. So when we were calculating our membership subscription plans, especially the Master Needler plan, I knew there was no way that any quilter could get three queen size or king size quilts beautifully long armed for less than $297. Most long arm services are charging for every part of the process and I get that but most services you get these days are one price and you add things but the fundamental parts are in the price. So we don’t charge separately for batting or thread, it a quilt and these are the fundamental components of a quilt sandwich.
We are really hoping to solve a problem and provide quilters with fast turn around, good designs and great customer service. Things like the custom embroidered labels that is part of each of the membership plans are just the small details that make our services special.
If you are interested in talking with us about our subscription plans, please do not hesitate to use our contact page on our website or talk with a real human by calling 347-391-1604.
Feel free to leave your comments if any of this has sparked ideas for you ! We love to hear from quilters.