Long Arm Services

Pantograph vs. Custom Quilting:

By definition, pantograph or edge-to-edge quilting consists of a chosen, all-over design that repeats across the span of a quilt. In contrast – a custom design involves multiple designs for blocks, sashing, borders, etc and is generally a much more costly venture for quilt finishing. While everyone loves a good custom design, edge to edge quilting is becoming increasingly popular within the modern quilting world as a creative, affordable option for letting your all-over pieced quilt work shine.

The Basic Skinny on our Services

(*head’s up: we’ve simplified them!)

Simply put, the decision to have your quilt professionally finished can be downright complicated from the perspective of so many choices, so many add ons, and so many different prices. We’ve worked hard to simplify all of that.  This means whatever design you choose from our gallery of options, from a traditional or floral to a geometric or textural design, we’ll adjust the design so that the density of the allover pattern will span across your quilt with a a ‘Not too tight, not too loose,’ medium-sized density layout that fits your specific quilt perfectly. The best part:

Whichever design you choose – the price is the same:

$ .02 per square inch

What’s next (aka: The Process)

1) Print the form for including with your quilt top below:

Long Arm Services In the Woods Form

2) Click below to select your from our Design Gallery

3) Will you be including your own backing?

Great! It must be 8 inches wider and 8 inches longer than your quilt top so we may secure it to our quilting frame, leaving room to reach all edges of your quilt top comfortably with our machine. That would mean 4″ larger beyond each edge of the quilt top.

Want to choose backing from our shop?

While we don’t currently carry wide-back fabrics in Serendipity Woods Shop, we offer Piece & Press services for just $15 per seam, for any fabric you select from our wide range of options. Click below to select from all in stock fabrics, including many in our sale sections. At prices as low as $6/yard, a great backing can be had for a song with no need to ship it with your top.

IMPORTANT: If you’ve selected a fabric from our shop that you’d like used for your quilt backing, please message us HERE so we may reserve it ahead of time for your project.

What Else?

Batting: Included. We use Hobbs 80/20.

Thread: Also Included. You choose the color!

Omni Thread by Superior is Poly-Wrapped Poly Core, and is designed specifically for long arm quilt machines. Whatever thread color you like – you choose. Just tell us which fabric in your quilt you’d like us to coordinate with.  We’ll match it from amongst 172 colors.

A Few Other Mentionables…

What about Shipping?

We recommend shipping USPS Priority Mail if possible because it’s usually the most cost effective and includes $50 insurance.  Often a Priority Flat Rate Envelope is large enough depending on the size of your quilt top and whether backing is included. A Medium or Large Priority box are other options which offer the same $50 insurance support.

• USPS Priority Shipping  is our method for returning your finished quilt to you.  Fees vary based on the size of the packaging needed to ship your quilt comfortably. At present, cost ranges between $14.50 for smaller quilts to $19.00 for larger quilts. Amount is determined when your quilt is complete and we reach out with a final bill. You should know that we do our best to ship as economically as we can! That said, When you’ve just spent vast amounts of time creating your masterpiece and we’ve just done our work to help you finish it, cramming into the smallest box possible is not our first choice!

Ready to Send Your Treasure for Finishing?

Please be sure to include our Long Arm Services form:


Once we receive your quilt, you’ll hear from us that it’s in our hands. If you’ve got questions or we do, we’ll volley via text or email (your choice) to get your plan for your quilt narrowed down to exact specifics. When we start, you’ll know it. When we’ve finished – you’ll hear from us too.


Once your quilt is complete, we’ll be in touch with a PayPal Invoice or an email one (if you’d like to pay by check). As indicated above, your invoice will include shipping of your quilt to the address you’ve provided, with standard $50 insurance.

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