Preparing the Quilt Top:
Once I see your project, I will talk to you right away to
discuss ideas, prices and the estimated work time.
your quilt top has a definite 'top edge' be sure to safety pin
a note indicating that. Also, please note that the
batting and quilt backing needs to be 4" wider on each edge
than the quilt top. So if the top measures 60" x 80";
the batting & backing need to each measure 68" x 88".
This extra fabric and batting allows me to load your quilt
properly onto my longarm machine. If your backing fabric
has a directional print or special blocks or labels please be
sure to safety pin a note to that effect.
top should be pressed and trimmed of any loose threads.
Remember, those loose threads on the backside of your quilt
top can give your quilt a 'varicose vein' look if they are not
removed prior to quilting. If there are an excessive
amount of loose threads they may incur an extra labor charge
to remove them.
Your backing fabric and batting should
be square on all 4 edges to allow the best alignment with your
quilt top. If your backing and batting need to be
re-squared by me there will be a labor charge to cover that.
For best results, be sure to trim of the selvedge edge if you
have a seam in your backing fabric. Most people like to
use a 1/4" to 1/2" seam allowance and press the seam to one
quilt is complete, I will send you pictures. Then your
quilt can be shipped back to you, or if you live in the area
you may pick it up at my studio.
for services and shipping are due within 5 days of the
completion of your project.