Service Providers

We’d like to be able to say we can do it all, but truthfully, we can't. So over the years we've found some great folks who offer services that we aren’t able to. They include Long-arm Quilting, Custom Quilt Making, Binding, Embroidery, Machine Repairs/Maintenance/Restoration and Personalized Instruction.

Please contact them directly to inquire about their services and pricing. 

Long-arm Quilting

Finished a quilt top and need it quilted? There are long arm services to fit all your quilting needs - simple or complex edge-to-edge design, custom computer generated design or hand guided free-motion.

The Last Stitch - Anneke Wheaton
San Juan Bautista (right next door)
Specializes: custom computer or edge to edge

Melanie Meadows
San Jose
Specializes: edge to edge
Kimey's Stitches - Kim Husbeck
Los Banos
Specializes: edge to edge
Holly Casey Quilts - Holly Casey
King City
Specializes: free motion


Custom Quilt Making

Want a quilt made but don’t have time or you’re not a quilter? Why not contact one of these ladies.

Dancing Lady Quilts - Ronna Gilani
Kimey's Stitches - Kim Husbeck
Los Banos


Your quilt is all quilted and you don’t want to or have time to sew on the binding? Contact Julee and she’ll do it for you. She does a fantastic job!

Julee Maggiora


Need something machine embroidered? Maybe a quilt block or a quilt label? Why not order one from a great lady.

Embroidery Studio/Garlic City ShirtWork - Carol and Al Gutierrez

Machine Repairs/Maintenance/Restoration

Does your sewing machine need a tune-up? Having problems and need something fixed? Give one of these gentlemen a call.

Irv Masuda
Salinas (uses Family Threads as a pick up/drop off point)
John Locey
Hollister (uses Family Threads as a pick up/drop off point)
Specializes: Singer Featherweights
Machine Medics - Karen and Luis Gonzalez
Capitola (uses Family Threads as a pick up/drop off point on Thursdays)
SOS Machines - Nathan Lazar
Twice Nice Shoppe - Tom, Dave and Marge Trebotich
Specializes: Featherweight restoration and painting 

Private Quilting Lessons

If you'd like to have some private quilting lessons, please contact Annie Smith. She is our Quilting 101 instructor and teaches many other classes we've offered at the shop.

Personalized Sewing Instruction

If you'd like to learn how to read a garment pattern, learn to sew some type of clothing, Michelle is at the shop every other month and has years of experience. 

Simply Love to Sew - Michelle Zeiler