Please begin by contacting me by phone or email so we can discuss the exact needs for your quilt, and I can give you a no obligation quote for the total price. Once you have decided to use my quilting service, this is how I would like for you to prepare your quilt.
Quilt preparation checklist:
- Square your quilt top and back.
- Check all quilt top seams for breakage, and for seams that are not properly sewn. I suggest stay stitch the border edge 1/4" with a straight stitch all the way around the quilt top, especially for bias borders or to reinforce borders with many seams at the edges.
- Do not baste, pin or glue your quilt together. The top, batting and back are mounted on separate rollers on the quilting machine.
- Identify the top of the quilt and backing clearly if there is a difference.
- Check to ensure the quilt backing and batting are a minimum of 6 inches wider and longer than the quilt top.
- Do not have buttons, charms, pins, etc. on the quilt top. You can add these when I return your quilt.
- Clip loose threads on the quilt top and backing as they may show through.
- Press the top and backing and press all seams open.
- Select your backing fabric with the quilting thread color in mind. Choose a good quality 100% cotton fabric (no bed sheets please). You may want to coordinate your backing with the front of the quilt to harmonize the overall effect. As a quilter, I prefer a busy print. A plain backing is fine, but keep in mind a different color thread for the bobbin can show through.
- Backings that are pieced must not have selvage edges in the seams. Selvage edges have a tendency to pull the fabric tighter and this will result in a puckered backing. Selvage along the outside edges is fine. An extra charge will be applied for sewing backing pieces together, as well as adding strips of material if your backing is not 6 inches greater than the quilt top on each edge.
Please contact me by phone or email to discuss your quilt: