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Quilting service is charged by the square inch measurement of the quilt top.
i.e., (Width x Length) x pattern price.
Example: Quilt Top measures 50" x 60" = 3000 square inches.
Cost for a 3 Cent Pattern is (3000 x .03) = $90
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.
Due to COVID19, all quilt deliveries will be a quick drop off only. No custom quilting accepted at this time.
Please follow these instructions.
1. Print off the Form and complete prior to drop off. For help determining which quilting pattern you'd like, please call ahead of drop off.
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 only.)
3. Mark the top center of the Top and Back with a pin or note.
4. Call, text 206-786-1123 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
Special Services for all clients.....Free!
Free 30-minute consultation
Free light pressing to remove fold lines of quilt top and back
Free trimming of threads on quilt top (top-side only)
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.
- All seams should be pressed flat. Clip loose threads. (Don't worry too much about top threads. We are happy to take care of those for you.)
- Indicate the top of the quilt top and backing with a safety pin or note.
- All fabric should be clean and free of odors or pet hair.
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 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
Send fabric 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. Do Not Purchase the pattern... Just 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? Wash and use fabric softener to eliminate static (avoiding sparks around the longarm machine). Also, trim off hemming on the 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!