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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. 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.

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4 years in business

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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


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

Exceptional 5.0

28 reviews


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Suzi H.

Quilting and Crochet

I sent 3 quilt tops to Mr.Done with a request to finish and send back one as soon as possible. He was kind enough to get it back to me in 2 weeks! Very neat and clean and I appreciate the finishing on the borders.
Jun 12, 2021
Marty k.

Quilting and Crochet

I went to their home, a building in back has the longarm. Mr Howell was great, I took him three quilts and hope to get them back in a few weeks.
Apr 16, 2021
Julie J.

Quilting and Crochet

I wanted to choose all five, but it only let me pic three, Responsiveness and punctuality. He is all five and five stars. He does the best and beautiful job, and he is so fast. I have worked with Don and his wife before and this time I messed up and didn’t send enough fabric. Instead of me putting my quilts on hold, he offered to contact the quilt shop for me and get additional fabric. I live in Oregon and he in Texas, I thought for sure my project was going to take another month or so to order more material, have it sent to me then to him. But we ended up getting it worked out and they came out just beautiful.
Mar 18, 2021
Murt M.

Quilting and Crochet

so far so good, he's been interacting with me on all aspects of my memory quilt and I like his attitude towards my project, he's a good guy
Jan 23, 2021
Kelli J.

Quilting and Crochet

Don and his wife did a fantastic job on my grandmothers quilt. They took care and finished the quilt and now I have a beautiful quilt! Don was timely in getting it completed and I was able to easily reach him throughout the entire process. Having never done this before, he answered all of my questions with patience. I would highly recommend Howell Done!
Jan 16, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Base quilting price $0.015 square inch using customer furnished quilt top, batting, and backing. We can provide batting and/or backing for $.004 per square inch additional cost each. All finished quilts are serge stitched on all sides. We can bind the finished quilt for $1 per parameter foot 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 $0.004. Machine-binding price is $1 per parameter foot; hand-binding is $3 per parameter foot. 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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