i Longarm Quilt
Drop off Instructions (Please wear a mask)
1. Print off the new 2021 FORM here and complete prior to drop off. If you need a consultation, please call prior to appointment time.
2. Quilt Backing and Batting must be larger than the quilt top (add an additional 4" to each of the 4 sides of back and batting.)
3. Mark the top of your quilt top and back, please mark the top of each piece with a pin or note.
4. If you have a full stamp card to receive $20 Off, it should be submitted with the form at drop off.
5. Call, text 2O6-786-ll23 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
NOTE: If using Minky or store-bought blanket or sheet as backing:
There can be static in these products that affect the functioning of my machine. Static needs to be removed.
- RINSE and use a generous amount of Fabric Softener until there is no static.
- TRIM off all hemmed edges of any store-bought items, as these can edges can cause uneven feed.
Quilting Service is charged by the total square inches of the quilt top
All patterns (except Custom/Specialty) are 3.5 Cents/Square Inch
Sample (Width x Length) x .035 = $Cost
50" x 60" = 3000 square inches.
3000 x .035 = $105
Special Note: The quilt Back & Batting must be larger than the quilt top.
Add an additional 4" to each of the 4 sides on the back and batting.
All pieces (quilt top, back, and batting) should be clean and free of pet smells and dander. If there are strong pet smells on your quilt pieces, gently wash prior to appointment. No vulgar words or pictures on the quilt pieces will be accepted.
- Do not baste any of the layers together.
- It is preferred that you not cut scallop borders. You may mark the scallops and cut them after the quilt is returned to you.
- For the best results, press seams as flat as possible. (I will press out fold lines, but I do not heavily press your quilt pieces)
- Indicate the top of the quilt top and backing with a safety pin or note.
Quilt Backing and Batting
- Backing and Batting measurements need to be larger than the Quilt Top, (8" wider and 8" longer Example: Quilt top is 50" x 60", then backing and batting should be 58" x 68"
- Indicate the top orientation of the backing with a safety pin.
- The backing should be even and straight as much as possible.
- You may bring your own batting, or purchase from a variety listed on my Batting Page here.
- If packaged batting needs to be trimmed, that will be done free of charge. (All trimmings will be returned with your quilt.)
Measure your quilt top [(Length+Width) x 2] + 15" = Total Linear Inches
25 Cents/Inch - Attach only
50 Cents/Inch - Attach and finish with machine
75 Cents/Inch - Attach and finish by hand
Collage quilts, scallop edge or any other non-straight edge quilts
50 Cents/Inch - Attach only
75 Cents/Inch - Attach and finish with machine
1.00/inch - Attach and finish by hand
Fabric needed for binding
- 132" requires 1/4 yard
- 202" requires 3/8 yard
- 272" requires 1/2 yard
- 342" requires 5/8 yard
- 412" requires 3/4 yard
- 482" requires 7/8 yard
- 552" requires 1 yard
Standard Mattress Measurements (Width x Length)
28" x 52" Crib
39" x 75" Standard Bunk
39" x 75" Twin
36" x 80" Twin Long
54" x 75" Full
60" x 80" Queen
78" x 80" King
72" x 84" California King
Quilt Short Drop Finished Measurements (Width x Length)
75" x 98" Twin
72" x 103" Twin Long
83" x 106" Full
90" x 106" Queen
107" x 108" King
101" x 108" California King
Can't find a Quilting Pattern on my site that fits your quilt? Check out these websites and let me know what pattern you would like for your quilt. Please send me an email with the name of the website and name of the pattern. (Extra fee is for cost of pattern only...no mark-up.)
Spray starch or Sizing gives incredible results! It helps control fabric while cutting, sewing, and pressing. If you have trouble with wavy borders, uneven blocks, bias cuts, or just want a truly 'perfect' result...use starch or sizing.
When piecing your quilt back, cut off the salvage edges in the seam area. Salvage edges have a much tighter weave and can cause puckering if left in the quilt.
Darker stray threads can appear beneath lighter-colored fabric in the quilting process. Pinking the edges helps as well as extra starch or sizing.
Backing Fabric -- Using a store-bought blanket or minky? If there is static it will affect my machine. Please rinse and use fabric softener to eliminate static (avoiding sparks around the longarm machine). Also, trim off all hem on all sides of the blanket (avoiding uneven feed). You may use a store-bought sheet; however, they are tightly woven and will have occasional skipped stitches. Trim off all hemmed edges.
Pinking Rotary Blade
Colleen uses a 'pinking' blade every time she cuts her fabric. I'm amazed that there are no stray threads on the back of her quilt top! If you want to eliminate those pesky stray threads on the back of your quilt top, try a pinking blade. Thank you, Colleen, for that tip!