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What is Longarm Quilting?

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Not the New Kid on the Block

Longarm quilting is often viewed as the “new way” to quilt, but it’s been around since the 1870s!

After preparing a quilt top, a quilter finishes their project by sewing the quilt top, batting, and backing together, generally in pretty, artistic, geometric (the sky is the limit here for adjectives) designs. This holds all three layers together but can also accentuate the hard work done on the quilt top.

This can be done completely by hand, by computerized designs, or a mix of both (my favorite). By mixing them together it’s a super creative way that can emphasize specific areas of your quilt or help tie blocks together with a cohesive quilting design.

Finishing with a longarm machine is faster and significantly easier when finishing a large quilt than quilting designs on a domestic machine.

Options are limitless for your project and you can include as many or as few features as you’d like including: colored or rainbow threads, metallic thread, customized quilting, edge to edge (the same design repeated over the surface of the quilt), chenille yarn, animal or plant designs, or any pictures you can think of!