HOWWELL DONE
HOWWELL DONE

HOWWELL DONE

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Introduction: We are a longarm quilting service located in the Houston, Texas area. We make quilt "sandwiches" from quilt tops furnished by customers; WE DO NOT CREATE QUILT TOPS except for t-shirt and memory quilts. Our computerized longarm quilting machine has many stitch patterns to quilt the completed top. Quilting is done using edge-to-edge method over several rows advancing top to bottom. Seven sample sizes and their costs are shown below at Past Projects. With some limitations, we can add photos and artwork to quilt projects. Quilt projects are treated with the utmost care, We strive to make every project as special as the person who created it. Our workroom is pet and smoke-free. Because we do not have a storefront we have very little physical contact with customers. We do have masks available for the occasional visitor. After completing a project the quilts are air-dried.
Overview

Hired 52 times

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2 employees

5 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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  • NASA theme quilt

    Quilting and Crochet

  • T-shirt Quilt

    Quilting and Crochet

  • KING QUILT 100 inches X 108 inches

    Quilting and Crochet

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Evelyn B.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Well done! Don was very easy to work with. They had the design I wanted, it was nicely done. Don , the owner gives you detailed information of everything, even directions to the shop if you live close enough to drop off your project! I am very pleased with the service from the first contact to the delivery of my quilt. I Am not planning on buying a long arm quilt machine anytime soon, and I have at least 4 more quilts on the works, so I found the official quilter fro my projects! I highly recommend their services!

Details: Quilting • At the pro’s location

Quilting and Crochet
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Ann H.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

I made a birth announcement quilt top for a friend’s granddaughter. I searched the Internet and discovered Don Howell. I needed someone who could add filler, attach a back and bind the edges. As you can from the photo, Don did a fantastic job at a very reasonable price and I couldn’t be more pleased!

Details: Quilting • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Vicki D.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

My mother did a quilt top for me. I was so lucky when I found Mr. Howell to do the quilting for me. He did a wonderful job. It turned out to be more beautiful than I even expected. He is very professional and knowledgeable and his work is proof. He choose the quilting stitch he used for my quilt and I love it. The quality of the work he does could not be better. He finished my quilt very timely, however I was quite late picking it up. He can mail the finished quilt but I wanted to pick it up so I could visit with him again. Also, I left another T-Shirt blanket, he is going to fix and quilt that for me. I would recommend him for any quilting projects anyone should need. Thank you Mr. Howell!

Details: Quilting • At the pro’s location

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Leslie B.
Apr 6, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Howell made 2 adorable "I Spy" quilts for my grand babies. They are just perfect and the pantograph stitching patterns were perfect. I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much!

Details: Quilting • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Liz B.
Mar 30, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

This shop recently completed 2 quilts for me. They were very responsive, prompt, workmanship was top notch. The finished products are beautiful, the turn around time was very quick. They come highly recommended. Be assured your projects are in the best hands.

Details: Quilting • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Don Howell

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Base quilting price $0.02 square inch using customer furnished quilt top, batting, and backing. We can provide batting and/or backing for $.005 per square inch additional cost each using standard materials. All finished quilts are serge stitched on all sides. We can bind the finished quilt for $0.10 per parameter inch additional cost. If piecing your backing, the seam should run parallel to the top edge of the quilt. If using a sheet for the backing, make sure the hems are removed and pressed. NOTE: If you are using a sheet for the backing, the sheet should be a low thread count. High thread counts do not take stitches well. Hems and stitching should be removed, and they should be laundered and pressed. If you are furnishing batting, do not provide fusible batting. Fullness and/or puckers cannot be quilted out. Some fullness can be eased in, but cannot be guaranteed. In cases where excessive fullness occurs, the quilt corners may not be square once quilted. The flatter your quilt top lays, the better the finished quilt. Backing and batting sizes are top measurements + 3"-4" top, bottom, and both sides. Standard backing and/or batting price is square inch size times $0.005. Machine-binding price is $.10 per parameter inch. Special services are priced by the project. Our minimum project charge is $30.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Quilt top must be square within 1/4 of an inch. When preparing for shipping press quilt top making sure seams lie flat and remove stray threads. Mark top edge of quilt with a safety pin. It's best to place top, Place quilt top, batting, and backing in a plastic bag before putting them in a shipping box. Do not fold top. batting, and backing together. You may use USPS, FedEx, or UPS to ship. Insure and track your package. We are not responsible for the package until it arrives. We will notify you when we receive your package. When finished your quilted item is returned via USPS Priority Mail. Pickup and delivery are available in the greater Houston area.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Both Konoe and Don received training by Juki trainers. Attend several advanced training sessions. While Don is new to the world of fabric creations Konoe has 40+ years of sewing experience including quilting. Don's experience with computer programming and being a machine operator lets him understand a computer-driven longarm quilting machine.

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