Press your quilt top and trim the loose threads from the front and back of your top. Your quilt back needs to be at least 8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than your quilt top. If you need to piece your quilt back, you may press the seam open or to one side. Mark the top of your quilt top and the top of your backing if they are directional.
I need 4 inches on each side to be able to sandwich the layers and secure them onto the longarm quilting machine. So, for example, if your quilt measures 50×50 then your backing needs to be 58X58.
For standard quilting services I charge 2 cents per square inch. You can provide your own batting or purchase it from me. I use Quilter’s Dream 80/20 at an additional $7 per yard.
Of course! Just make sure you indicate the top of the pieced backing (if necessary).
I always use the same thread color on the top of the quilt as the back of the quilt. Using two different colors can sometimes cause tension issues and there is no way to guarantee that only one of the colors will show on each side of the quilt.
If your order is under $100, a return shipping cost of $5 will be included in your order. If your order is over $100, the return shipping is free. We always ensure the packages to their final destination and a signature will be required.
If prairie points are attached prior to quilting, they will be stitched down using the edge to edge quilting method. The computer cannot quilt around them. That also applies to open/pocketed flying geese, flanged borders, ricrac or anything else that is not completely attached to the quilt top.
Yes, I have a rainbow of thread choices available. So if you choose blue or green, I’ll pull many colors, lay them out on the quilt tops, see what blends best and narrow the choice from there. Unless it is specified that you want your thread to stand out, I will generally try to blend the thread colors to make them the least noticeable as possible. If you have a more specific request, please include that in the comments section with your order.
Yes, I am happy to create a whole cloth quilt using the fabric top and backing of your choice. Choose the quilt design pattern you desire, and thread color and I will complete edge-to-edge quilting on this fabric to make your whole cloth quilt.
The length of the quilt can be as long as you want, the width must be less than 120 inches.