As you would know from Laurena’s emails in 2014 (not on the list? You could fix that now!),
she needed/hoped for a more spacious setting. In early 2014, she made a list of what she wanted/needed to create a better hub for longarm quilters. After numerous property visits, she found a pretty ideal spot… a couple of times. As you may have experienced, real estate is an industry with unpredictable moments. For different reasons, none of the places worked out. By fall, she was pretty discouraged.
Many of her customers asked, “When will you move?”
Laurena began to wonder how this would turn out. With a second Statler Stitcher, new employees, Laurena’s Longarm Quilting was bursting at the seams. Hmm… What about another space in her same building?
Hurray! While another space on the same floor didn’t have all of the wish list items, here was the space she needed at an acceptable price. It was just a matter of waiting for the previous tenant to evacuate their equipment, electricity and heating to be updated/installed, putting in new carpet, signing a lease, being patient, and YES! She got the keys to the Annex just a few days before Christmas.
Since then, Laurena’s replaced the ceiling tiles (phew! 30 years of nicotine charged dust), painted and prepared for the expansion. Custom quilting, storage and office work will all take place in the Annex. Longarm quilting customers will enjoy a much more spacious experience. There will be room for the additional mid arm stand up machine, joining the existing Vision, Plus, Statler and of course, the new sit down mid-arm Charm.
Laurena’s having a great time nesting in the new space. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Is it time for a charming free motion machine in your life? Oh, yes, we have a cutie for you. Presenting:
The Charm, by Gammill
Boston now has a resident Charm at Laurena’s Longarm Quilting! Whether you are shopping for a mid arm machine or just looking for a more comfortable sit down free motion quilting experience, give Laurena a call.
As soon as we set her up, we pulled out muslin to start playing around.
The tablet is easy to read, the sewing area is beautifully lit and the muslin slid under the presser foot. The Charm is a great choice for free motion quilters, but thanks to the laser light, you can rest a motif on the quilt and follow the light if you would like to follow a written motif.
There’s no zippers needed and no class prerequisite to rent the Charm. Choose from more than 100 quilting threads we have on hand or bring your own. The Charm even has a basting stitch option. If your quilt is not overly large, you could baste it on the machine. Rent the Charm for $12 an hour.
Stop by to welcome our charming new mid arm quilting machine to Burlington. You can give us a call at 781-608-7891 or email info at burlingtonlongarm dot com to set up a time to give it a stitch.
Who would have guessed that my first post would be about saving money?
“Save,” you ask? “How do you save?”
It’s just 3 steps….
Make an appointment to drop off your quilt (email info at burlingtonlongarm dot com or call Laurena at (781) 608-7891)
Get your quilt top and backing to her Burlington studio by July 31, 2014
Choose from a range of edge to edge patterns in stock. You’ll also choose your thread color and Voilà! Save 15% off Laurena’s regular pricing on pantograph allover quilting.
That’s not too difficult, right?
This is perfect timing for quilts heading out with college bound kids, or to get a head start on tops for fall quilt shows.
Your top will be quilted using one of our Statler Stitcher machines. I love the way you can scale the pattern to your quilt, choosing the offset and stitches per inch. Bring your own batting, or choose from Laurena’s wide range of options.
Stay tuned! I’ll share some of the interesting patterns Laurena has already loaded onto the computer in upcoming posts.