Welcome to Clever Ducks Quilting
owned and operated by Wendy Gleeson
- Established machine quilter (commenced January 2008)
- All over (edge to edge) and custom quilting;
- Competitively priced;
- Careful consideration is taken when choosing appropriate patterns to enhance your quilt;
- Quilting studio is set amidst an award winning garden;
- Wendy has been featured in The Quilters Companion Magazine, issues # 93 # 95
- Wendy's husband Kieran works as a Sales Rep, covering the Western 1/2 of Victoria, the bottom of NSW, & the edge of South Australia. He travels into Melbourne almost every week - Kieran maybe able to assist with pick up or delivery of your quilt.
Magpie Quilt” Designed, made & quilted by Wendy Gleeson of Clever Ducks Quilting Co. This quilt was awarded third prize at the 2019 Sydney Quilt Show in the Combined Pieced & Applique Quilt (Professional) section.
I remind you to read the section below about Quilt Preparation if you are bringing a quilt to us. One of the most important things is to have the backing fabric large enough to enable us to put it on the machine. Often the fabric is cut crooked when purchased and when we cut it to square it up there may be very little to work with. Also we often find that borders are too large for the centre of the quilt and result in tucks caused by the excess fabric when quilted. To avoid this measure through your quilt at the top, centre and bottom and then average those three measurement's to get the length of the border you have to cut and attach.
I have a number of quilts for sale, view them on the Quilts for Sale page. This is only a small sample of what I have for sale. All quilts are made with good quality fabric, with either wool/poly or cotton/poly wadding and quilted on domestic machines or our long arm machine. Contact Wendy for details.
WHAT I OFFER
Clever Ducks Quilting Co is a professional long arm machine quilting business for customers who have completed a patchwork top. Whether you have a hand pieced top, machine sewn, top with applique or fabric for a wholecloth, we can help you select a design to complement your quilt. The machine process stitches together the three layers to complete a quilt or wall hanging.
Edge-to-edge designs offer an all over pattern to suit the fabrics and quilting design you have chosen. I have a very extensive number of designs to select from or can download a pattern for your requirement within minutes.
Custom quilting is chosen when you want a more individualised quilt that allows each block, sashing and border to be embellished with a complementary design.
Heirloom quilting is for that special 'labour of love' quilt that deserves the very best in quilting and will be passed down through the generations. It embellishes your quilt to be truly unique. I may incorporate motifs, cross hatching, stipple meander or McTavishing. As this type of quilting is more labour intensive, the cost is greater. The results are sure to please and amaze you. Echo quilting has been done in the background of the border below.
Basting your quilt will allow those who want to hand quilt, an option to stablise the quilt, wadding and backing together, making it easier to handle. Your quilting experience will be relaxing and enjoyable.
Binding is made easy for you when our machine sews it on for you, especially a large quilt that is difficult to handle on your domestic machine. I can even hand sew it in place for you to finish your quilt completely.
So the choice is yours! From stablizing it for hand quilting to fully completing your quilt. Please give me a call on ph: 0427 412141
to discuss your needs.
Prices of quilting depends on the size of your quilt and the type of quilitng you desire to compliment your top. I prefer to see your quilt before helping you make a decision and will then give you a quote.
I also offer Gift Vouchers, an ideal present for any quilter.
When you visit my studio, there are many examples of quilting for you to look at - I would be delighted to discuss how the quilting was achieved.
Depending on the quilt backing fabric,a reverse quilt can be created by the design chosen.
I can supply quality cotton/polyester and wool/polyester wadding, both which give a lovely soft loft to your quilt at competitive prices. I also can access a large range of wide back fabrics for backing material to suit your quilt top. Talk to me before you make your purchases and we can advise on the quantity you require.
To accomplish the results that you desire, I require the following preparation of your quilt:
- Backing & wadding (if provided by you) must be 4" larger than quilt top, that is on each side of the quilt to enable us to pin it to the machine rollers.
- Do not pin or spray baste your quilt together.
- Fullness or puckers in the quilt top may not be quilted out.
- Please press and square up your backing fabric and join if necessary. There will be an additional charge made if backing is not joined.
- Seams on the quilt should be pressed very flat and in one direction.
- If your quilt has a strippy border, it is advisable to reinforce it by sewing ⅛” around the quilt edge to prevent your seams pulling apart.
- Cut off all sewing threads.
WHAT MY CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT CLEVER DUCKS COMPLETED QUILTS:
"Thank you for another beautiful job on my quilt. My niece is going to love it." Leigh, Melbourne
"You've made my very ordinary quilt look spectacular". Fran, Colac.
Thank you to Clever Ducks Quilting Co - love every quilt you have done for me. You do deserve your name. Helen, Bendigo
The quilt arrived today at work safe and sound. You have done a wonderful job and all the girls I work with want to learn to quilt.... Cynthia, Bundoora
Thank you so much for the fantastic quilting job you have done on my quilts. It is great to know that we have such talented long arm machine quilters in Colac – it’s just so handy. Now there’s no excuse for me to get all of those other unfinished tops completed! Linda, Gum Valley Patchwork, Simpson. Check out Linda's blog: http://www.gumvalleypatchwork.typepad.com
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