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Material Girl offers Long Arm Quilting Services by our wonderful long arm operator Marilyn Mitchell!!

Beginning Tuesday, January 10th Marilyn is now running her own Long Arm quilting business. She will be operating out of the shop for the next couple weeks and then transitioning to her home studio.  Her fees will remain the same and for the immediate future she will honor the 5th quilt 20% discount. If you have a quilt in line for longarming we will move you over to Marilyn. She will be selecting a location, date and time to meet people here in Crystal Lake after we officially close.  Should you prefer to pick up your quilt and not move forward, please note our new hours are Tuesday to Saturday-10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


                                                                                                  Edge to Edge Machine Quilting

Please note we offer edge to edge quilting only. We do not do any semi custom or custom work.
If your quilt requires any cutting around a T-shirt design, embellishment or specific designs in one area we are unable to take your quilt in for quilting. We work from edge to edge (corner to corner) with the same design across the entire quilt top.

Please read all requirements below before bringing your quilt to us.  Additional charges will be applied for all work required beyond the loading and quilting of your quilt top.



Edge to Edge                                                .025 Sq. inch  

Thread                                                           $3.00 per bobbin

Batting                                                           $10 to $19 per yard depending on selection

Piecing Back                                                 $15

Attach Customer Supplied Binding              .12 per inch (binding must be 2.5”)

Make and Attach Binding                            .20 per inch (fabric must be supplied for 2.5” strips)

Attach binding and hand stitch closed       .30 per inch


Please carefully prepare your quilt top and back following the guidelines below.  A $25 per hour charge will apply to any work that must done by Material Girl to prepare your quilt for quilting including, but not limited to: pressing, repairing seams, cutting loose threads, resizing backing, and squaring top.


Quilt Top Preparation:

  •        Top should be pressed making sure all seams lie flat. 
  •        The quilt should lie flat and be squared up. Please understand fullness and puckers that are pieced in, cannot be quilted out. Measure your quilt across  the top, at the center and at the bottom. The 3 measurements should be the same.  Please make necessary adjustments prior to quilting.
  •        The quilt top must be free of any embellishments.
  •        Remove all pins and trim any loose threads
  •        Mark the top of your quilt top and quilt back with a safety pin

Quilt Back Preparation:

  •        Remove selvages and use a minimum of a ½” seam allowance if seaming the back.
  •        Press seams open.
  •        Back must be square
  •        Back must be 8” to 10” larger than your quilt top, anything larger will be cut down and a fee will be charged.
  •        Sheets, fleece or any other non-traditional textile will not be accepted as backing fabric.


Minimum Charge $45 per item                                    

Contact Info
Phone: (815) 459-2084

21 N. Williams
Crystal Lake, IL
    • Tuesday to Saturday
    • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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