hand guided machine quilting services, fiber art & art dolls for sale, quilt patterns & classes, and custom commissions. 


I perform with my quilting serivces on my APQS long arm lovingly named “Ellie”.

 Ellie and I specialize in Free Hand edge to edge quilting with such designs as:

  • Whirling Leaves                                        
  • Shooting Stars
  • Petal Power
  • Shooting Stars & Dragon Tails

 and the list goes on.  This is an ever growing list as I’m continually creating new designs based on your quilt patterns or the fabric used in your quilts. 

Ellie and I also perform Pantograph designs and award winning Custom quilting.


My Mission

You design your quilts by selecting a beautiful pattern, completing the quilt with your own unique fabric combination - the quilting should be uniquely your own also. 

Edge to Edge Design Request Examples

  • I've had simple requests from, a contemporary edge to edge pattern using only lines and circles which resulted in new pattern - Windy Peaks.
  • To one of my most challenging requests, to quilt in the style of Matisse, incorporating his shapes and figures with my own twist, now simply called - Matisse.
  • I also offer a design I call Evolution incorporating any and sometimes every design I've ever come up with to randomly cover your quilt - not one of these is an identical pattern.

Shouldn't the quilting be uniquely your own?


A stitch out sample book of some of my Free Hand edge to edge designs is available for review.  Designs stitched on: printed fabric on one side, and tone on tone on the other, help you narrow down your selection process for both quilting design and thread.


Current lead time is 6 weeks, accepting pre-booking dates.

Call 860-684-5128

to get your quilt in the schedule

Charlie Hietala

located in Stafford Springs, CT


Also offering Lectures:

Not Your Grandmother's Whole Cloth

Confessions of a Fusing Fanatic

Quitting the Quilt Police - dodging & ducking tradition


and Workshops:

Fabulous Fused Flora

Angelina Table Runner

Quilted Scarves

Beginner Beading