About Me

My Story

Debbie Webster started her longarm quilting business, Heirloom Quilter, in 2008 in Sterling, Colorado and moved to Cape Coral, Florida in  2009.

 Debbie's desire to learn different quilting techniques is fulfilled by taking

classes with national and international instructors such as Karen McTavish, Birgit Schueller,  Irena Bluhm, Claudia Pfeil , Angela Walters, Gina Perkes and Jamie Wallen, to name a few. Debbie has also had classes from a host of teachers through her local quilting guild where she has served as President for the 2018 term.  

Debbie has been piecing quilts, and quilting for almost 30 years. Debbie's first quilt was made in 1991 for her eldest daughter’s high school graduation.  This experience ignited a passion to pursue quilting as her primary artistic outlet.  Although, she still loves to knit in the evenings while watching TV.   One of her favorite sayings is  " Asking a quilter to mend, is like asking Picasso to paint your garage." Debbie doesn't fix things, she makes things.  She is also an award winning quilter and loves teaching new people how to quilt.  


Quilting Options

You can choose from a simple edge to edge design or complex custom quilt designs. The  time frame for completing a quilt depends on the number of quilts that are in the queue at the time.  Most consultations are done in person at my private studio.   



Machines and Materials

All quilting is done on my APQS (American Professional Quilting Systems) Millennium  quilting machine on a 14 foot table in a smoke-free environment.   In 2016, I purchased a state of the art  computerized system allowing for more versatility for customers to choose simple to complex designs to be quilted on their quilts.



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Services and Rates

Pricing is by the square inch, determined by the type of quilting you desire. To calculate the square inches of your quilt multiply the length of your quilt top times the width.

Edge to Edge Quilting - $0.02-$0.04 (2-4 cents) per square inch - Minimum charge $50. All edge to edge quilting including meandering and pantograph designs are 2-4 cents per square inch, depending on complexity of

design.

Custom Quilting - $0.04 - $0.09 (4-9 cents) per square inch. Minimum charge $100. A combination of separate borders, stippling, block insets from templates, stitching in the seams, diagonals, echo quilting around

appliqué, and free-hand designs. An additional design fee may be added if custom designs must be created for your specific quilt.

Heirloom Quilting - $0.10 - $0.15 (10-15 cents) per square inch. These are patterns such as small background grids or meandering, intricate feather designs, wreaths, dense free-hand designs, or designs requiring the quilt be

hand marked. Heirloom quilting involves intricate, heavy quilting designs that require intensive skill and labor.

Binding Services - Binding is calculated by the linear inch around the perimeter of the quilt. Add the length to the width then multiply by two to find out the linear inches. Then multiply by the binding price.

Attached Only - $0.12 (12 cents) per linear inch. Stitched to the front of your quilt by machine for you to finish.

Includes making straight grain binding from your fabric. $0.30 (30 cents) per linear inch. Machine stitched to the front of your quilt and hand stitched to the back. Includes making the straight grain binding from your fabric.

Bias Cut Binding - Add $.03 (3 cents) per inch to any of the above options.

Edge Trimming - The excess batting and backing can be trimmed from your quilt after quilting. The specialty rates below apply.

Specialty Rates - $25 per hour, minimum charge $25. These include seaming backing, splicing batting, pressing,


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Preparing Your Quilt

The better a quilt top is prepared before quilting, the better the finished result will be.

Please follow these instructions carefully to insure successful completion of your quilt.

  1. Be sure all seams and stitches are secure. Trim all loose threads. Dark colored threads can show through on white or light colored fabrics. 
  2. If you have a pieced border or bias edges on the outside of your quilt, please stay-stitch 1/4” in from the edge of the quilt to provide more stability. This will help prevent stretching when the quilt is attached to the rollers.
  3. To ensure that your quilt top does not have wavy borders, when piecing your top measure through the middle of your quilt and cut borders to this measurement. This will help eliminate wavy borders.
  4. Your quilt should not be basted, pinned or tacked together. There is an additional charge for removing any of this.
  5. Please press both backing and quilt top. 
  6. Backing edges should be even and the backing should be squared. This means 90 degree angles. This is extremely important. If the backing is seamed, for best results use 1/2” seams and remove selvages from seamed edges AFTER completing the seam(s) but NOT from the outside edges of the backing. This is how I make sure it is mounted square on the rollers. 
  7. Batting and backing should be at least 8” wider and 8” longer than your quilt top.   

Example: for a 90 x 90 quilt top, the batting and backing should measure at least  98” x 98”. Size requirements are a MINIMUM!  During the  quilting process, the  batting and backing may “Shrink” or draw up, depending on the density of the  quilting. Quilting charges are based on the size of your quilt top, not the backing.

  1. You may provide your own good quality batting. If you wish, I can provide batting at a reasonable price. I use Quilter’s Dream Batting. Battings that pull apart easily, shred, or bunch are difficult to use and you may be requested to change your batting.

9. Heirloom Quilter reserves the right to refuse any quilt.



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Heirloom Quilter

2039 Willow Branch Dr, 2039 Willow Branch Dr, Cape Coral, FL 33991, US

(239) 410-5108

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed