Benefits of Machine Quilting on a Long-Arm Quilt Machine
- Long arm quilting
is stronger and faster than hand stitching.
- The designs that
can be applied to a quilt top on a long arm machine are endless.
- Having your top
quilted saves you time.
- You will save yourself
a backache because you will not be wrestling with your quilt using your
home sewing machine.
- No basting is required.
- All layers of the
quilt stay properly taut inside the rollers of the long arm machine.
Pizzazz Studios offers hand-guided long arm machine
quilting services using a Gammill Classic Plus 14-foot-long industrial
sewing machine. This machine allows each layer of the quilt to be
properly stretched while laying perfectly flat. Rather than the
quilted layers being moved around, the entire sewing head on this
machine glides across the machine. It sounds a little like magic,
but the operator, Denise Cawley is guiding each stitch in place.
What kind of tops does Denise quilt?
Note: Denise is not accepting quilts at this
time. While Denise has experience quilting all sorts of
tops, from very traditional pieced works to fun memory quilts or
even the most unusual art quilts, she now only accepts quilts that
customers want creatively quilted. As there are so many talented
long-arm quilters out there you should go to someone who truly specializes
in what you are looking for. For example, Denise has drawn facial
features on quilts that were pieced portraits. She is wonderful
and taking convergence quilts and drawing all sorts of fun designs
all over the top. Give her appliquéd flowers and look at
the magic she can grow. She usually takes any work her students
do. Often she will take a traditional quilt if the customer wants
creative thread-work added to it. Denise loves coming up with fun
overall designs and adores the opportunity to draw with thread all
over your quilt. Denise has learned that there are plenty of long-arm
quilters who love to stitch in the ditch or make traditional quilting
designs in each of your blocks. Once Denise pleased a customer to
no end when she drew all sorts of roses on a quilt memorializing
a customer's late husband who gave her roses all their married
life. If that is what you are looking for you should employ Denise
to quilt your piece. If you are looking for an original design,
something unusual or your quilt is an art quilt, Denise might be
the right quilter for you. If you are looking for something more
traditional Denise will let you know that it is not her specialty
and refer you to a quilter who can provide the style you want for
your precious creation.
Denise no longer accepts quilts that she terms ‘quilts
made by the non-quilter.' So if your group or family decided
to make a quilt and none of them had quilted before and each person
did different stuff to their square this is not a quilt for Denise
to do. If you want stitch in the ditch all over and you want lots
of stippling this isn't Denise's specialty and she can
refer you to someone else. If you have questions don't hesitate
to call and ask. Your quilt tops are too special to give to just
Long arm pricing
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Denise has been exhibiting her art in galleries and
museums for more than 10 years. To learn more about Denise's credentials
check out her resume. Denise's talent for drawing, painting and
fiber art has been enhanced through study at Parsons School of Design
in New York, at Alverno College and through instruction from national
quilting instructors like Nancy Crow, Jinny Beyer, Ellen Anne Eddy,
David Walker, Nancy Zieman and many more. Denise stays up to date
regarding industry trends through her memberships in the Surface
Design Association, The American Quilters Society, the International
Quilting Association, and the International Machine Quilters Association.
Denise is also an ASQ Certified Quality Technician. Denise brings
all this artistry, knowledge, and attention to detail to your quilting