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Areas on this page:

  1. Longarming Brochure
  2. Ways To Obtain Quilting Services
  3. Background Information
  4. Submit Questions

Longarming Brochure:

Check out our brochure on longarming services. It provides quilt preparation information that can be useful regardless of the longarming service provider that you use. Is also has information regarding our pricing.

Click Here To See Our Longarming Services Brochure

Ways To Obtain Quilting Services:

There are two ways to make use of our longarm services:

  1. Stay at home and use the post to transport the quilt and related items - Postal.
  2. Bring it to us and visit our beautiful studio - Walk-in.


This is the easiest method for busy quilters or those who have to travel an uncomfortable distance as it involves less driving and scheduling. Simply take the following steps:

Getting The Quilt To Us:

  1. Box your top and alternatively your batting and/or backing.
  2. Make sure your name is readable on the return address and add your phone number at the end of your name, the first line of the address or to the box.
  3. Address it to:
         Forever In Stitches, LLC
         545 Hampton Manor Court
         Valparaiso, IN 46385
  4. Send it with tracking, signature required, and insurance if you desire, via the USPS [Post Office], UPS[United Parcel Service] or FedEx [Federal Express].
  5. Call us at 219.255.8085 or 419.358.0656 and inform us of the tracking number. Alternatively you can email us the information. Please do not text or message this information as we have no way to control and tracking using those means!
  6. We will call you when it is received at the phone number you wrote on the box.
  7. We will place the item in the backlog at that point.
  8. We will make a second call [we may combine this with other calls] to discuss thread color, backing, batting, E2E v Custom, designs, and other items that may be pertinent. We will also get your credit card information for the down payment. Note: credit card numbers are not stored anywhere on our system. All papers with card numbers are shreded.

Getting Your Quilt From Us:

  1. We will perform a quality review of the work.
  2. We will call you to inform you of the cost and any other issues that are appropriate. If the quilting is over $75.00 there will be no charge for the return shipping. We will ask for a card number and shred that information once it is processed.
  3. We will send the quilt via USPS Priority mail. This will send you an email with the tracking information if your have provided us with your email address..
  4. You receive the box and open it with joyful glee!


Getting The Quilt To Us:

  1. Call in advance to schedule the drop-off of your quilt.
  2. Bring the quilt in at the appointed time to discuss thread color, backing, batting, E2E v Custom, designs, and other items that may be pertinent. We will also take your down.
  3. Your quilt will be placed in the backlog at that point.

Getting Your Quilt From Us:

  1. We will call you when the quilt(s) is/are finished.
  2. Come in during normal business hours.
  3. You will inspect the quilt and give it a good "rub-down".
  4. You will make the final payment.

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Background Information:

We take pride in our quilting! Above all, we take pride in the quality of the quilting we produce for our customers. We have invested heavily to make that happen:

  • We use 2 Innova AutoPilot Mach 3s, one with Grand Format Embroidery [GFE], to assure that the results are always the best - repeatable & dependable and the top-of-the-line in regards to longarms, automated or otherwise!
  • Ruth is considered to be an AutoPilot Master, teaches advanced Innova longarming classes and is a world-class trainer in quilting, longarming, and technology.
  • Ruth & Rick have been longarming for 14 years, each.
  • Ruth & Rick designed, published, and teach an advanced longarming class for the Innova AutoPilot Mach3 as well as a book on designing with the Mach 3. The material includes a workbook, a project USB drive and project videos
  • We quilt 600 customer quilts per year! This does not include the hundreds of disaster or veteran quilts, or those for Raggedy Ruth Designs™ and ourselves quilted each year.
  • We quilt sizes from candle pads to draperies that are 12 feet wide by 15 yards long!
  • If none of our patterns work for you, we can even create a brand new pattern or modify an existing pattern for your quilt!

At the same time, we strive to make this quality affordable!

  • Our pricing is rock-bottom! The all of our edge-to-edge [E2E] are 2.2 cents per square inch.
  • Free return postage where the quilting fee is $75.00 or greater.
  • We involve you in the process of picking patterns, thread colors, batting, and backing: You create your artistic dream, and we make it precisely how you want!
  • We strive to get your quilt returned as quickly as possible. However, the backlog at Christmas and graduation-time tends to be the longest, so plan ahead. 

We provide professional automated long-arm services to bring out the best in your quilt top. We are unique in that we discuss your options with you and you are involved in the design process for your finished quilt. Our longarm services are well known for quality. Our customers have won top awards in quilting competitions.

We complete 2.5 customer quilts per day on average. Some small table runners take just a few hours, and some custom quilts can take a week to complete on the longarm machines. Once we realized that there could be a quality variation in the artistic interpretation and motions we had Accomplished Quilting, in St. Joseph, Michigan, provide another longarm machine, and we converted both to be automated.

One side benefit to automated stitching is the ability to have both hands free. This allows our longarm professionals to "Quilt That Out" to some extent. We will assist you and provide options in the event that the quilt top does not lay as expected.

We invite everyone come in and inspect our quilts to see that we really do achieve the highest quality on both sides of the quilt - both top and back!

We ask you to please call ahead when you bring or send your quilt top in to make an appointment so you can be sure that a qualified specialist has enough time to devote to you and your quilt.

Have a long-arm question for the quilting professionals?

Fill out the form below, and we will reply as soon as possible!

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