Custom Laser Cutting
Why Laser Cut a Pattern?
1. Your customers want more time:
Applique is a time-consuming endeavor...but it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out Madi Hastings' design, “Holi Ganesha,” for example (image of Holi Ganesha). This pattern has over 100 pieces and took us only an hour at the studio to peel the paper and press each piece on the background. Compare that to two full days fusing, tracing, and cutting each intricate piece with a traditional applique method. Not to mention all the fabric you’d waste…
2. Saves $: I’ve heard a couple shop owners argue that laser cutting adds costs that they think customers wouldn’t pay for. But Rena, owner of Stitch n’ Snip, says,
“At my shop, I offer kits of the same pattern in wool and in laser-cut flannel. My ladies love the flannel because the cutting is done for them, and it’s a great selling point for us.”
She also noted that, “the laser saves fabric and labor costs, and that offsets the cost of laser cutting.”
3. Unique products: Danner's Bernina, a quilt shop in Hanover, Pennsylvania, requested that we laser-cut Nancy Halvorsen's Wander Lane block of the month. While hundreds of other quilt shops carried this pattern and/or kit, Danner's Bernina sold out of their laser-cut kits quickly because they had a unique product offering that was convenient to their customers.
FlexiFuse is the highest quality iron-on fusible in the industry. It adheres well, protects the fabric and glue layers with the paper, peels off easily, and doesn’t gum up your sewing machines or get too bulky with multiple layers of applique.
Lead time depends on quantity of kits ordered.
A small order of 20 to 25 laser cut quilt kits has a one to two week turnaround
time upon receipt of fabric. Fill out our form above to request a free quote.
We’ll let you know pricing per kit and turnaround time.
Yes. We require a minimum of a 12 kit order to make it cost-effective for us and you. Do keep in mind that smaller quantities necessitate a higher price per kit. From our experience, cutting at least 24-48 kits is the best use of fabric.
Yes. Burning the edges of the fabric is desirable because it prevents the fabric from fraying during shipment and sewing. However, we have calibrated the lasers to burn at a low intensity and move more quickly than other lasers are capable of so that the “burn marks” are virtually unnoticeable, even on white fabrics. Also, some fabric manufacturers apply starches and other chemicals to their fabrics which can effect discoloration. For best results, send high quality quilting fabric for us to custom cut.
Yes; We send back all remaining fabric and extra pieces cut with your shipment of kits.
Yes. Each kit includes an instruction sheet
specifying temperature and time to press, along with other helpful applique
tips we’ve learned.
Yes! We love working with designers in their
creative process. Whether or not you order laser-cut kits, we can help design
vector files, templates, and layout guides for your designs. We have
large-scale printing capabilities as well.
What we'll need to accurately quote your project:
1. An image of the project with dimensions OR full-size PDF pattern templates
2. Quantity (or range) your company needs
3. Any imminent deadlines for the project