We currently are offering ONLY E2E (edge to edge) long arm quilting.
* Your quilt top/materials must be undamaged when you drop it off.
* No embellishments on your top until after it has been quilted. (buttons, ribbons, etc.)
* Quilt top needs to be wrinkle free/ironed with loose threads trimmed and removed.
* Mark top edge of quilt. A safety pin works well for this.
* Back stitch any seams that come to the edge of the quilt, and if you have any bias edges on the perimeter of the quilt, please stay stitch the edge with a I/8" allowance.
* Quilt top must be clean and free of any odor, pests such as fleas, other insects, or pet hair to minimize transfer to other quilts in the studio.
We do have a well cared for, pest free, indoor/outdoor cat. There is a slight chance some of our cat's hair may get on your quilt. If you are allergic to cats, we request that you take this information into consideration. Our cats for the most part are kept out of the long arm room, but hair does travel.
When you pay for the work done, you signify that you find all work done as acceptable.
The most common problem encountered by machine quilters are borders with extra fullness that will not lay flat, causing tucks, pleats, or gathers during machine quilting.
We ask that you bring us your quilt as a separate top and back. We also ask that you check to make sure that there is minimal 'fullness' in your borders and your quilt is as square as possible. In extreme cases, when your quilt is not square it can lead to wrinkles, folds, or waves in your quilt top. A quick check to see if your quilt is fairly square is to fold it in quarters and see if the outside edges line up well. Or, you can take a square edge such as a ruler or piece of paper and place it on one of your corners. Alternatively, you can lay your quilt flat on the floor. If there is a wrinkle that you seem to chase around the outside edge and can't get to lay flat then you've got a bit of a fullness problem.
Backing and Batting
* You provide your own batting (or buy our batting on site at a good price) and backing. (Cotton or cotton poly backing only.)
* We use the Red snapper system to attach the top and backing to our frame. This why we require 6 inches extra of backing on all sides. We also currently over-sew all sides a couple inches to allow for possible drift and to make sure all sides edges are quilted.
* Your backing must be square and straight for it to load properly on the quilting frame. We might be able to help you with cutting your backing straight, provided there is still enough larger than the top. (6 inches all sides minimum.)
* Mark top edge of backing if fabric is directional. A safety pin will work for this.
*Your backing and batting must be 6 inches larger than your top. We prefer that it be at least 12 inches bigger than your quilt top, meaning if your top is 60" x 70" we need your backing to be 72" x 82". If you have extra fabric, you don't need to cut it off, we're able to just roll it onto the machine and it's not in the way. We request that the edges of your back are straight and no wrinkles to facilitate the loading process.
*Remove all selvages from the seams of the backing. A larger seam allowance that is pressed open will give you a smoother finish and avoid the tendency for a backing seam to pleat or pucker.
*It is impossible to perfectly center your pieced backing so please allow for this when piecing your backing.
*The backing needs to be wrinkle free and/or neatly pressed.
Binding (coming soon)
We prefer 3 inch wide strips for binding, but will consider 2 1/2 inch if needed. Binding is machine applied. (Your left over backing might be an option to use for your binding.)
Your binding is applied by sewing machine. If we do all the preparation, your cost is 35 cents per linear inch (your material). If you do the preparation, make the binding strips (2 1/2 or 3 inch wide strips), join the strips,fold in half lengthwise and iron, your cost drops to 18 cents per linear inch.
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A $20 deposit is required to cover initial costs of thread.
Tax and thread included:
.02 per square inch for a 4464 square inch quilt is $89.28 .
62 x 72 at 4,464 square inches at 2.0 cents per inch, includes tax and thread.
The price can be negotiated some. We want to work with you so you and us are satisfied.Batting will be charged at our cost. Example, 80/20 Hobbs 120X96 inches costs us about $20 after shipping, that is what you would be charged.
Thread cost. If you want a special color of thread that we do not have, we would have to order it and you would need to leave the $20 deposit to cover the order. If you leave the cone with us, the cost of the cone will be deducted from your bill.
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