How do you prepare A Quilt to be Quilted by a Longarm Machine?
The flatter the quilt top lays, the better it will look after quilting.
o Measure left side, down the center, and right side. Cut the borders the average of these three numbers. Sew on side borders.
o Measure across the top, through the center, and bottom. Cut your top and bottom borders the average of these three numbers.
The quilt back needs to be at least 6” wider and 6” longer than the quilt top. This gives 3” on all sides for clamps.
Embellishments or 3-D Elements
Quilt tops that have any embellishments or 3-D elements (prairie points, flowers, lace, etc.) need to be basted down. Please know that if the machine head catches on these items the result could be a hole in the quilt.
Who doesn’t like a soft cuddly backing on a quilt. We recommend when choosing Minky/Cuddle has the quilts back that it be as similar color as the top of the quilt. Through our experience we have learned that the long fibers of Minky/Cuddle may come back through to the top of the quilt.
My Backing is not quite 6" bigger than my top, now what?
You can baste a leader fabric to the edges of your backing or we can do that for you for a charge of $15.00 per leader.
Will you sew my backing together?
Yes, we will sew your quilt back together for $15.00 per seam.
Do you offer binding services?
Yes, we will bind your quilt for you. We offer both machine binding $.20 per inch and hand binding $.40 per inch.
What is your pricing for shipping?
We will ship the most cost effective way possible, trying to use flat rate boxes.