Saturday, April 23, 2011


I am thrilled to announce the opening of my new quilting business: Cotton Pig.  I create custom quilts, t-shirt quilts, and memory quilts along with providing longarm quilting services.  I have been working on opening the business since the first of the year but have had too many projects keeping me busy so far to announce it!

I quilt on a Handi-Quilter Avante machine with a 12' frame.  This means that I can accomodate any size quilt up to an over-sized king.  I have taken several hours of classes on my machine as well as quilted several quilts on it so far.  I wanted to make sure I could do a good job for my clients before offering my services.

In order to get started with a bang, I am offering basic meandering (stipple) or simple pantograph all-over patterns for just a penny a square inch.  That means a double-bed size quilt that is 80"x80" would equal ONLY $64.  This is a great chance to pull out those forgotten tops from your UFO stash and get them done once and for all.  This price is good for quilts sent to me by May 31, 2011.

I can also do custom quilting patterns, so just contact me to discuss what you have in mind.

I offer Warm & White batting for an extra charge.  I can also attach your binding to the front and back for an additional charge if you want your quilt completely finished when it arrives back home.

Please contact me for additional information.  For examples of my quilting, check out my Flickr stream.  I quilted the Quilt-Along Quilt on the longarm and used a few different quilting patterns on it.

If you are already happy with your longarm quilter, please stay with him or her.  I don't want to take away anyone's business out there.  If you have never tried a longarm quilter and are interested in sending a quilt to a longarm quilter to get it done quickly and affordably, I would love the opportunity to help you!


  1. Congrads on opening your business. I am so excited for you. I am very very new to quilting and aspire to have my own quilting business one day. There is know doubt that your business will sore. :)

  2. Hi there,

    I am also considering a handi quilter with the hopes of starting an at home longarm business. I love what you said about staying with your current quilter if you have one. I live in the greater Raleigh, NC area and there is only one really well known quilter. You have to make an appointment with her 4 months out. People make appts.before they ever start their quilt. Would you be willing to share some ups and downs?


    Laura Suich