About Prairie Point Quilting

Creativity, design sense, and utmost quality result in a quilt you’ll love.

Prairie Point Quilting was founded in 2012 by Peggy Tanler as a way to share her passion for quilting and design with others. Peggy, an award-winning long arm quilter, looks forward to each project and enjoys working with her clients to achieve the best possible result in a cost effective manner.

Peggy Tanler Prairie Point Quilting

Meet Peggy

Peggy started quilting in 1984, her first quilt was hand pieced and hand quilted. She has pieced numerous types of quilts. Her favorite style is modern quilting. She has won numerous awards at quilting shows, such as the Arizona Quilt Show, Minnesota Quilt Show, Minnesota State Fair, Chaska Area Quilt Club, Women of the West Quilt Guild, and several more shows, including Exemplary Machine Quilting from the Arizona Quilt Show. 

She has had an extensive and successful career in interior design, showcasing her skill for color and design selection. Peggy utilizes this experience to help you achieve your quilting vision.

Peggy lives in Waconia with her husband, Rick, and dog, Chloe. She has three adult children, four grandsons, and three granddaughters — her grandchildren are the love of her life.

The Quilting Process

At your complimentary consultation, we will determine the type of quilting design appropriate for your quilt top. 

I quilt on a Gammill Optimum with a Statler Stitcher on a 12 foot table. Thousands of designs are available to choose from, ranging from novelty, kids, all over designs, block designs, and more. In my quilting studio, you can look at many stitched out samples and finished quilts, and preview designs on the computer to help inform your decision.

Prairie Point Quilting stocks thread from Superior Threads and Fil Tec, as well as batting from Quilters Dream, Hobbs, and Legacy with choices of wool, cotton, polyester, or blends.

All over quilting is usually completed in about 4 – 6 weeks. Custom quilting can take up to 4 – 6 months. Cost is determined by the size of the quilt, type of quilting, and density of the design. Any budget can be accommodated with a minimum charge of $75 for an overall design or $125 minimum for custom quilting.

After your consultation, you will follow these steps to prepare for long arm quilting:

  1. Trim all threads on the front and back of the quilt top.
  2. Mark the top of the quilt with a safety pin.
  3. Provide backing that is 6 – 8“ longer and wider than the quilt top.
  4. All seams and stitches must be secure and pressed flat.
  5. The top and back of the quilt must be square.
  6. Wavy borders must be corrected.
  7. Carefully press the quilt top and back.
  8. Press the backing seam open using a ½” seam allowance.
  9. If you want trim of any sort added on your quilt, those items must be added after quilting.
  10. Don’t baste layers together.

Happy clients

“Peggy is a perfectionist, which I like. She has a tremendous knowledge of her pattern selection and samples to look at. I have been very pleased with her work on my quilts. On my custom quilt, we picked out most of the patterns together and she filled in the rest, it came out wonderful. On other one, we picked out both patterns, but as she was quilting it, the border didn’t feel appropriate so she changed it. I like the way it came out better with her choice. Peggy has a feel for what goes with what, and that makes it easy to rely on her expertise.”
sherry j.
“Peggy's approach to quilting is unique. She conducts an in-depth consultation with her customer to discover what the quilt will be used for and the piecer's price point. Together, we collaborate to pick the quilting designs and threads that complement the quilt. I enjoy the experience and love the results!”
melissa g.

Create something beautiful

A complimentary consultation is the first step toward the finishing of your quilt top. I can’t wait to discuss your quilting vision.