New quilt shop
There's a new shop in eastern North Carolina for quilters, crafters and those who sew to enjoy. Quilt Lizzy, located on Macon Street in pretty Warrenton, offers most any kind of quilt-related service. The shop's main focus is on long arm services, where staff takes a customer's pieced top and "sandwiches" it (adding batting, backing and quilting). The average cost to sandwich a quilt ranges from around $75 for a baby quilt on up to $275 for a king-sized quilt. The shop's longarm system works for either machine-pieced tops or hand-sewn tops. (If you have an unfinished top, Quilt Lizzy can handle this as well.) Quilt Lizzy sells thousands of yards of name-brand fabrics, including Moda, Northcott, Hoffman, Blank, Timeless Treasures, Quilting Treasures, Anna Griffin and Art Gallery. Owner Susan Blevins, a Halifax EMC member, is enthusiastic, skilled and ready to assist with creating or finishing quilts. She invites customers to come in and select finishes or they can ship their work to her. The shop's website includes photos of custom quilts and a handy estimator to calculate costs.