Let's Work Together!
Here are a few things to keep in mind when having your quilt top longarm quilted to ensure the best possible results! I'm passionate about being able to give you results you will love. Teamwork!
Step 1: Well-Behaved Backing
I require the backing to be 4 inches longer ON ALL SIDES. For example, if you have a quilt top that is 60" x 80", your backing should measure at least 68" x 88". It can be bigger, not smaller. Ensure backing is square. Extra fees may apply if I need to put extra time and effort into getting your quilt ready to load. If you have questions, please ask. I can seam your backing for you if you want, for an additional cost. Horizontal seams preferred. Wide backing is most preferable when possible. Please press the seams open to reduce bulk. If there is a top to your backing, please clearly mark it.
Step 2: Tidy Up The Top!
Please press your top and backing so that it's nice and tidy and ready for me to load. Mark the top of your quilt, if it is directional. Clip stray threads or raveling fabrics as best as you can. You might not be able to get them all, but to prevent dark threads from shadowing through your quilt top. Please don't skip this important step!
Step 3: Beloved Batting
If providing your own batting, it must be 2.5-3 inches longer on all sides. Please consider using a high-quality batting for the best quilting and longevity of your quilt. If you are buying your batting from me, then no worries, I got you! Please let me know if you have questions about batting.
Step 4: Quilty Designs
I want this to be fun for you and not overwhelming! You have the option of having me make the quilting decisions for you or narrowing it down to a few that would look great. It all depends on your purpose for the quilt, sometimes "done" is best! Check out my available pantographs, but if you find the perfect one that I do not yet own, we can split the cost 50/50 for your project. Also, check out my gallery, other quilting you love online or social media and send me ideas.
Step 5: To Trim or Not To Trim
I offer an exact trim to square the quilt as best as possible or a rough trim that leaves a 1/4 inch around the outside of the quilt. All excess fabric and batting will be returned to you, if you desire. I can also leave the quilt as is, and return it to you for its final trim.
Step 6: D (delivery)- Day!
If local, we will set up a date and time to deliver your quilt. If you are a mail-in client, I will get your quilt in the mail after payment has been received.
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