1. How should I prepare the quilt top?
Preparing your quilt top is easy! Clip all loose threads from the back. Press seams flat (open or to one side). Reinforce stitching around the perimeter of the quilt top so seams do not open up as the quilt is handled.2. How should I prepare the backing fabric?
3. How large does the batting and backing need to be?
- The backing fabric is the foundation of your quilt. Choose quality fabric!
- Seams should run horizontal or vertical. It's popular for quilters to piece designer backings however this may cause puckering so please allow us to discuss this at take in. I am not against designer backs but we should both know what is involved.
- Press your backing fabric. For very stubborn creases such as fold lines, mist with water and press with a hot iron.
- Remove the selvage edges on the interior part of the backing. It is fine to leave the selvages on the outside edge because it's a straight edge and that makes loading your quilt easier.
- Shorten your stitch length and press seams open.
Your batting and backing should be at least 4-6 inches larger on all sides. Lay your backing on a flat surface, next layer the batting and finally your top. If you have a least 4 inches (6 is even better) showing around the quilt top, you are good to go! Do not pin these layers together, it is to check sizes only!4. What are my batting choices?
We carry Quilter's Dream Batting in Cotton, Poly, Wool and others. We also carry Warm Co. products. We will discuss this at take-in to understand your preferences. You may provide the batting if you wish, however we reserve the right to guide you to a different batting if quality is an issue.5. May I bring my own thread for you to use on my quilt?
You are welcome to bring your thread if you have a favorite color and wish that color be used on your quilt. We have hundreds of colors and will match one of our threads to your color choice. We use the finest thread available (Superior and Fil-Tec) and it is designed for our application. 6. How much will the quilting cost?
It really depends on the type and density that you choose for the quilt. An all over design (e-2-e) starts at .02 per square inch for a nice design. We have many designs to choose from, simple to deluxe. You will be provided with an estimate at take-in.
To determine the square inches in your quilt measure your quilt's length and width. Then multiply the width X length. Next, multiply the square inches by the cost of the design. Custom quilting is not determined by the square inches as there are many variables in custom quilting. Information will be provided at take-in.
There is a minimum charge! E-2-E is 40.00 minimum and custom is 75.00 minimum.7. What other costs should I be aware of?
We charge for batting and thread.
We do not charge to trim your quilt batting and backing. This is done to tidy up your quilt and make it less cumbersome for you to square up. All trimmings will be returned to you. You may decline this service. If you request that we square up your quilt so it is ready for binding, there will be a charge for this service.
If your backing is too small and we have to add strips to load it on our frame, we must charge for this. Please follow guidelines above to avoid these additional charges.8. Will you center my backing seam?
Centering seams and other requests require additional basting and change the loading routine so we may charge a fee but we can discuss this at take in.9. Will you bind and finish my quilt?
We are happy to arrange the completion of your quilt with binding! Labels are available also! 10. I would like to quilt my own top, may I?
We have a rental program and would love for you to quilt your own. For more information click here. You have a choice... Millie30, Millennium, Freedom, Lucey, Lenni or George! Two Intelliquilters and Quilt Path are available. What are you waiting for?