"Finishing your quilt creations with the respect and care they deserve"


What We Do For You

You have spent countless hours designing your quilt top, choosing fabrics, cutting, piecing and pressing all those seams. You should be proud of your accomplishments. Let me finish your quilts to create lasting quilted memories that you will cherish forever.
Although I have been sewing since I was a little girl, I have been seriously quilting since 2007 when I made nine twin size and one double size quilt for my ten grandchildren for Christmas. That spring I went on a quilt shop hop and got hooked, what can I say! I just love the color and feel of the cotton fabrics. After machine quilting on rental machines for four years, in July 2012 I purchased an APQS Freedom Long arm as my life long friend. It is a hand guided machine, not computer controlled, and will reflect my creative skills as they develop beyond pantographs.

About Me

I was born in Shirley, Massachusetts in 1953, when my dad was in the Army. Twenty-two months later my baby brother, Brian Leigh, joined our family. I grew up in a very loving home. I have been married for 40 years, have 4 married children, 10 grand children, and one great-granddaughter.
I grew up doing the normal things children do. One of the best things I received from my heritage was my mother and grandmother teaching me how to sew at an early age of 7. I use to make my own clothes and when I married and had 4 children sewing for them was a joy. Now I concentrate more on quilts and with my new APQS Freedom Longarm Machine I can also finish quilting someone else’s project for them.


I carry Warm & Natural, Quilter’s Dream Cotton and Dream Poly. You may purchase it from me at market prices. Sales tax will be added to your batting price. You may supply your own good quality batting (6-8” larger than your quilt top on all sides). My machine does not like the fluffy batting. Those are better for tied quilts.

Quilt Preparation

Proper preparation of your quilt top and quilt back is essential for a good result.
Please follow these guidelines.
✓ The three layers of your quilt will be loaded on my machine one layer at a time. Please do not pin or baste them together.
✓ The batting and backing should measure 6-8” larger than your quilt top.
✓ Square your quilt top by measuring diagonally corner to corner; the two measurements will be equal if your quilt top is square. Repeat for the back.
✓ Be sure and clip all loose threads. They could show through if you have a light colored top.
✓ Press seams and wrinkles well. Be sure the top lies flat. Ripples, puffiness or wavy borders will not necessarily quilt flat.
✓ Be sure and remove selvages from any backing seams and press them open. You should use at least a ½” seam. It is preferable that your seam run horizontally and not vertically.
✓ Please do not use bed sheets for backing because of the thread count.
✓ Your quilt will be as free of pleats and wrinkles as your piecing will allow.
✓ I reserve the right to refuse any quilt top for quilting.

I Can Guarantee

My quilt room is smoke free and pet free - Only quality products will be used in the completion of your quilt - Quilts will be finished in a timely manner.


BQM_logo_in_PNGMachine Quilting
Pantographs - $0.015-0.020/sq inch
depends on complexity
Prices are figured per square inch. To find this total, measure the length and width of the quilt top in inches. 80” x 90” = 7200 square inches x 0.015 = $108.00
*Minimum Charge: $45.00
*Rush Order Fee: $35.00
*Thread Charge: $8-16.00
*Needle Charge: $8.00
*Binding Charge: varies
*Custom quilts can be made from start to finish. Crib to small King. You may choose the color palette or theme of the quilt. Several patterns to choose from. All quilts will be made from the highest quality 100% cotton fabrics. Quilting will be done by machine quilting with the pantographs. Call for appointment. 50% down payment
Payment is expected upon completion of quilt. Personal checks, cash, VISA, MC and Discover are accepted for payments.
I will offer a 10% discount on first order of a new customer.
I also run specials from time to time. I post them on Facebook so be sure to "like us" so you can keep informed.
*pricing is subject to change without notice

- Contact -

Darlene Burns
85B Jackson St.
Sanford, ME 04073
Business: 207-490-5955
Cell: 207-459-0094
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