We love everything about quilting, although admittedly our favorite part of the process is the part we call “DONE.” It’s not that we don’t love the process, but finishing a project means we can start another.
In addition to being a die-cutting expert, Ebony is also an accomplished long arm quilter. She writes the long arm column for Quilty Magazine, and regularly films episodes about long arming on Quilt It! for QNNtv.
We love to share our love of quilting by hosting various quilt alongs; our most popular quilt alongs are for Downton Abbey, and we look forward to the upcoming event this fall.
If you are interested in sending quilts to us for long arm quilting, we accept them with pre-paid deposits toward your quilting. We carry a wide variety of batting and threads, and are happy to work with you to choose the right design for your quilt.
Feel free to explore our quilting pages further!
Sewing Machines in Ebony’s Studio
Janome 1600P-QC: This straight-stitch and free motion machine has a 9″ opening, perfect for those projects where we want straight lines without the fuss of rulers on the long arm. The Janome is named Mr. Bingley, after a character in Pride & Prejudice.
Bernina 780: This powerhouse is named Colonel Fitzwilliam, who although he was a minor character in P&P, nonetheless is our main squeeze in the quilting studio for piecing and embroidery. He’s only on loan to us, although we wonder how we’ll ever bear to let him go.
Viking Sapphire 870: For some reason, this machine never got named, but it’s a good machine to take to workshops, and our studio assistant loves stitching on it.
Viking 936 Serger: It’s funny; we started out in garment construction and fashion accessories, but didn’t acquire a serger until we started quilting. This machine also remains nameless, but we love it all the same.
Singer Featherweight 221K: We love this little beauty, and named her O’Brien after the ladies’ maid on Downton Abbey. We don’t get to sew on her much, but she’s in complete working order so we can whenever we want.
Handi Quilter Fusion 24″ with ProStitcher: After we finish piecing on our choice of machines, most of them end up on Darcy 2.0. Our original Fusion was named Mr. Darcy, but when we upgraded and souped him up with a computer, he had to go through a name change. The original Mr. Darcy now resides with a sweet lady in northern Wisconsin!