Hi! I’m Cindy Krafft. Quilting is my full time profession. It's pretty awesome to work with other creative people to help bring their vision to life :-)
Please reach out with any questions! I love to chat with any quilter (or quilt enthusiast) regardless of whether you’re already a customer.
Q: Do I have to live in Seattle to be a customer? A: Nope! This is my full time job and so I have the flexibility to travel all over the Pacific Northwest to do consultations and meet with other quilters. It’s a good thing that I love to drive :-) If you live outside my region or we’re otherwise unable to meet in person, I am willing to work with shipped quilts and currently offer free return shipping anywhere in the U.S.!
Q: What’s your turnaround time? A: At the time that I’m writing this, it’s 4 weeks. It varies a lot depending on the time of the year so please double check with me before placing an order :-)
Q: What’s your rush quilting policy? A: If you need your quilt done faster than my regular wait time, I am willing to do a rush quilting job when possible. To not put other quilts behind their due dates, this requires me to work overtime. So your cost will be an extra 50% on top of my usual rate. Sorry, no exceptions.
Q: Can I reserve a spot in line if I know that I have a quilt ready to be quilted on a particular date? A: Yes but if I am holding a date for you, I will ask for a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the cost of the quilting.
Q: Which longarm machine do you use? A: A 26’’ Innova with Mach3 and GFE. I specialize in computerized quilting but am also comfortable with manual quilting when it’s called for.
Q: Where do you get your longarm quilting designs? A: I digitize a lot of my own designs with Art and Stitch, but I also get many great designs from Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio and Urban Elementz.
Q: Can I visit your studio? A: I work out of my home studio in the Seattle neighborhood of Wallingford. You are welcome to meet my at my home by appointment! I am also happy to meet you at any local quilt shop in the greater Seattle area.
Q: I have allergies -- how do you protect my quilt from allergens? A: My home is smoke-free and because I also am sensitive to certain allergens, I do not use perfumed cleaning products. Some clients send me quilt tops that have been washed with perfumed detergents, so each client quilt is kept in its own separate bag or box. I have two dogs named Link and Zelda. They are not allowed into the two areas of the house where I work on customer quilts.
Q: Do you quilt minky, flannel, corduroy, vinyl, leather, etc…? A: Yes! I quilt a lot of flannel and minky and love them! There are some tips that you can use when preparing your minky or flannel for me that will improve your finished quilt — ask me for more information. I am also willing to consider quilting many non-traditional materials and am happy to discuss the process for this with you.