Longarm Quilting Service - Preparation & Policy

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Quilt Top & Backing Preparation

  • Batting and Backing must be at a minimum 8″ wider and 8″ longer than quilt top.
    • (Example: top measures 50” x 50”, the batting and backing must measure 58” x 58”).The extra allows the required amount needed to attach the quilt to the frame and sew the edge without stretching the quilt.
  •  The backing must be pre-washed and pressed .  To ensure no color bleeding or extreme shrinkage of the fabric during 1st wash after quilting. It is also recommended that all quilt top fabrics be washed before construction.  
  • Do Not Baste Top, Batting and Backing together.
  • Remove animal hair and foul odors (i.e. cigarette, cigar, animal, perfume)
Quilt Top
  • All seams must be secured  – not coming un-sewn (optional service at additional charge)
  • Quilt top should be Squared, (optional service at additional charge)
  • Threads must be trimmed from back (optional service at additional charge)
  • Seams must be well pressed and flattened (optional service at additional charge)

Quilt Back (100% cotton only)

  • Customer must supply backing (remember to add 8” to length and width of top quilt size).
    • Bedding Sheets are not acceptable – no exceptions.
  • Backing – remove salvage edge before sewing seams.  Seam should be ½ inch wide then press open ensure seam is flat. (Optional service at additional charge)
  • The backing must be pre-washed and pressed  to ensure no color bleeding or extreme shrinkage of the fabric during 1st wash after quilting. 
  • Press to remove all center fold and wrinkles (optional service at additional charge)
  • A Busy Backing  is recommended for Show and Heirloom Quilts.

Batting

To ensure the Best Quilting Quality
  • Customer provided batting - Only Quilter’s Dream, Hobbs (blends, cotton or wool) or Warm and White batting are accepted(remember to add 8″ to length and wide).
  • I do offer Quilter’s Dream, Hobbs (blends, cotton or wool) or  Warm and White batting at reasonable prices.
  • Customer provided batting such as (Mountain Mist, Fairfield or Bamboo) are not accepted – no exceptions.
Thread
To ensure the Best Quilting Quality – I offer a wide variety of threads in countless colors from Glide, Superior, and many other types of threads specially designed to work with my equipment.
  • The same color thread is always used on needle and bobbin; no exceptions.
  • To ensure the best quilting quality customer provided threads are not acceptable – no exceptions.
  • Thread included in price per square inch = 1 color -708 yards – 3 bobbins same there top and bottom.
  • Additional cost will apply when more thread 1 thread or any specialty thread types are desired. Final quote will be issued at Free Consultation.
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Until next time,
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