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I specialize in quilting tops and offer many designs
 to create a quilt that will be one-of-a-kind. 
      Custom quilted wall hangings and table runners
sold individually.   
 
I also specialize in Jewish theme quilting as a secondary area of expertise including:  pillow-cases, wall hangings, table-runners and placemats using Jewish fabrics and themes not found anywhere else. Whether it be Aleph-bais or a holiday (Chag) idea, I can help you create a unique and lovely gift.
 
 All work is produced in a smoke free environment
 with a quick turn around time. 

See Pages 2 and 3 of website for examples of quilts and stitching! 

Custom made quilts available upon request.

"I want to help you make the quilt you are dreaming of".


Proud Member of the following organizations:

  • American Quilters Society
  • Des Moines Area Quilt Guild
  • Heart of Iowa Long Arm Guild
  • International Machine Quilters Association

BATTING:  I offer 'Warm N Natural' batting on the roll which allows for less wrinkles and a smoother, less expensive option for your quilt.  Or you are welcome to use your own.

Basic Quilting:  $ .02 per square inch = Includes edge to edge, large overall meandering and simple free motion. 

Advanced:  $0.02-0.03 per square inch = This service includes 2 designs.  For example, an edge to edge with separate border treatments.  Also included is smaller spaced meandering or special pattern free hand, stippling, 2 line pantographs or special block designs/stencils and/or feathering/echoing. 


Custom/Heirloom:  $0.02 to $0.03 = Includes small background fillers, heavy stippling, small meandering, extensive feathering, dense pantographs, small background fillers, multiple blocks/stencils.

QUILT PREPARATION:

1.  Measure both quilt top and backing, both horizontally and vertically exactly.  Press both quilt   top and backing.  Please provide backing (and batting, if you use your own) that is at least three inches wider and longer than quilt top to allow for stretching.  * Bed sheets are not acceptable for backing as they have a different thread count which can result in problems with thread tension and breakage.
 
2.  When piecing backing, please make every effort to piece horizontally.  Vertically pieced backing can result in uneven stitching when rolled on machine frame. 

3.  Trim all selvages and threads.  This is extremely important as it cuts down on bulk and reduces chances of a stray colored thread showing through under your quilting!  These threads can also greatly affect end result of your quilting. 
Remove all pins. 

       ** I do not offer binding services at this time.**

For more information or to arrange a consultation,
email: Carrie@QuiltingByCarrie.com

I look forward to working with you and 

creating treasures to last a lifetime!

I continue to take classes to further my skills and education to better serve my customers. 

I have had the pleasure to take classes with nationally known quilting instructor Dawn Cavanaugh as well as DeLoa Jones and others. 

-See page two for more pictures & samples....