Welcome to J-Quilts professional longarm quilting services

Please telephone me to discuss your needs or browse my website for further details of my quilting services.
Unit 3C The Gattinetts
Hadleigh Road
East Bergholt

01206 299772
0794 1149770

Established in 2010

Please leave a message if I am unavailable or with a customer, and I will return your call.

Hello, I am Janette Chilver and I am an award winning,  professional longarm quilter based between Colchester Essex and Ipswich Suffolk, at East Bergholt, offering longarm quilting services to patchworkers and quilters who wish to have their quilts professionally machine quilted.   I work on many quilts made at all levels of ability ranging from beginners and their very first quilts to heirloom custom quilting to quilts entered into shows.

I use an APQS (American professional quilting system) stitch regulated longarm machine with Intelliquilter system, and work from my dedicated professional studio, where I stock lots of different waddings, backing fabrics, and a selection of  jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs, fat quarters etc.

I can discuss your design requirements for your quilt in detail with you either over the telephone, by email, or in person.  I generally work on an appointment schedule, so please ring me to arrange a convenient time for us both to discuss your quilting needs.
If you are not in my local area, you can post your quilt top to me, then I will quilt it to your specification and return it to you.   I can help you select a design and thread colour suitable for your quilt.

Book an appointment for a friendly, professional consultation and advice for the best choice of quilting design and thread for your quilt at competitive prices.
Services include
  • Edge to edge quilting using pantograph designs
  • Hand guided and computer aided designs available
  • Basting service for hand quilters                                                                                                                          
  • Binding preparation and attachment
  • Freehand meanders/stipples and other freehand designs including modern quilting
  • Custom freehand work  using rulers, stitch in the ditch, freehand designs, crosshatching, curved crosshatching, feathers, pebbles, swirls.

I have a very large range of pantograph (allover) designs, which is constantly being expanded.  Although if a particular design that you need is not held in stock, there are thousands of designs available for my purchase.  So if you see a design on another website or in a magazine that you like the look of, please ask and I can order it in specially for you at no extra cost to you.

"Edge to edge"  or "Allover" means that the same design is quilted all over the quilt from one edge to the other from the top to the bottom of the quilt.  If the quilt has borders, blocks or applique, the design is quilted over the borders and applique.  This can also be placed into the centre of the quilt top, and a different quilting treatment of the surrounding borders chosen.  This is the most economical quilting service and suits most quilts.

"Partial allover" this is where I quilt an allover design in the central part of the quilt with a separate border design.  This is slightly more costly than a basic allover design.

"Light custom" is anything from just simply stitched in the ditch, simple open quilting designs, usually still costing more than a basic allover design. Charged per hour
"Custom" means that there will be a different treatment of the borders, sashings and blocks and also takes any applique into consideration to the specification of my customer, this type of work also includes ruler work, template work, outline quilting, feathers, pebbles, swirls and other freehand work and is charged per hour.  This is the most costly form of quilting as it is the most detailed work.  This suits those special quilts with lots of applique, or lots of colour contrast needing different colour thread in different areas.

"Heirloom/show" this is the most costly due to the detailed work and time taken, again charged per hour.
"Modern custom" this is generally involving freehand pebbles, swirls, feathers, straight lines etc.
Modern and traditional quilting available.

Check out my blog or gallery to view lots of photographs of finished quilts.

Please ask if I have not listed the service required above, if it is of a more specific nature.  

Personal visits are by appointment for an individual consultation.

Friendly service - competitive prices !


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