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Hi! My name is Tina Chelgren ~ Thank you for visiting my website! We are located in beautiful Sioux Falls, South Dakota!
I offer computerized Edge to Edge Quilting in my smoke-free, pet-free studio on my ABM Innova Mach 3 Auto Pilot machine. Quilts are completed on a first in-first out basis. If you would like me to longarm quilt for you, you can drop your quilt off at The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop where I work full time and manage or please feel free to call, email or message me and I will add you to my list. I quilt week nights and on the weekends. My turn around time is 10-12 weeks right now and my schedule is full for graduation deadline quilts.
Curbside drop off/pickup is available. I am also happy to mail your quilt to you and will keep the cost as low as possible for you.
What I need from you:
I have hundreds of design patterns to choose from and will do my very best to match your quilt with pattern and scale that compliments your quilt. If you have a certain theme in mind, I am happy to send options to you and let you choose the design. I have many thread colors to choose from - I use Innovatech Longarm threads which have been designed for the Innova machines. It is a polyester thread made to have the look and feel of cotton but glide and stitch very well through the machine for a nice finished look. I also have 100% quality cotton longarm thread from Aurifil that I can use if you prefer a cotton only thread.
*Quilting Fee ~ $0.015 Per Square Inch
*Minimum Quilting Fee - $40
*Thread charge ~ $2.50 per bobbin
*Batting ~ I prefer to use my own batting and have the following batts on the roll:
Natures Touch Batting in either 100% Cotton, 80/20 Blend
Quilters Dream 100% Polyester.
Upon request, I can order Wool and 70/30 Blend Batting as well as any of the Quilters Dream battings.
You may bring your own batting IF it is one of the following brands:
Quilter's Dream; Warm & Natural or Pellon's Nature's Touch. From experience, others I have used have spotty or dead spots of no batting and do not provide nice stitches on the quilts.
For any polyester requests, Quilters Dream Poly is the only polyester batting I use.
Basting service for hand quilting ~ $35 minimum
Attaching Binding to one side of quilt - .15 cents per linear inch
Quilt back assembly - $10 per seam
Adding Leaders - $5 per leader
RUSH FEE - $50
VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER, CHECKS & CASH ACCEPTED
Gift Cards Available
Revenue from each quilt I quilt goes toward several charities important to me. Feeding South Dakota BackPack program in efforts to help fulfill the goal of providing kids in our community food to eat. Breast Cancer Research Foundation in hopes of finding a cure for breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer.
The American Heart Association for cardiac research...cardiovasular disease is the #1 killer of women.
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"If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, then do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, then do it cheerfully." ~ Romans 12:8
I have been quilting since the mid-1980's ~ I started out hand quilting to finish my quilts and transitioned to machine quilting on my domestic machine. Then in 2014 I took a leap of faith and purchased my very first longarm quilting machine and haven’t looked back since! I am also the quilt shop manager for The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop here in Sioux Falls, SD and I LOVE my job there! I quilt our shop samples so if you stop in you can also see my work. I provide quilting for many of our wonderful customers as well! I love being able to turn your unfinished quilt tops in to quilts that can be used and loved for years to come.
My story begins with my mother, who was an excellent seamstress/crafter/artist turned quilter. Growing up, I watched her always creating…in my eyes, there wasn’t anything she tried that she couldn’t do. She began hand quilting in 1979 when I was in junior high and I was in awe of her planning her quilts out, picking out fabrics and bringing them to life. I was not sure then I would ever have the patience to make a quilt but I sure loved using the ones she made! Fast forward a few years to 1987 when she helped me get started on my own quilting journey. I wanted to make a quilt in my spare time as a new wife and mother and after the first one, I was hooked! Though she is no longer with us today, she is always with me in spirit. Now, countless quilting projects later, it has gone from a hobby, to my passion & business!
Cherry Apple Quilting has a little story behind it’s name. Not long after my husband Tim and I were married, I wanted to make some sort of dessert for guests coming over. Growing up, my mom made THE best pies and that’s what I wanted to make. However, we lived a long way from home….soooo I guess it was time I learned how to bake one myself! My favorite kind of pie as a kid was cherry, but my husband’s favorite was apple. Instead of making one or the other, I combined the two and my Cherry-Apple pie was created! To this day, I have not made cherry or apple pie alone again. So for me, Cherry Apple Quilting is the perfect name for our wonderful quilting adventure!
If you've read this far, thank you for your interest in our story! It would be my pleasure to quilt for you!
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31
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5309 W. 50th St., Sioux Falls, SD