by Karen King, Bothell/Mill Creek WA


          [email protected]

Home-bound (handicapped or disabled), or over 80 years old?

Free pickup and drop off within 15 miles of Bothell.

Drop off Instructions

Please wear a mask

Current turnaround time - 6 to 8 weeks

1. Print off the form 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 only.)

3. For me to know the orientation of your quilt top and back, please mark the top of each piece with a pin or note.

4. Call, text 2O6-786-ll23 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

* Note: Indicate on your form if you like the quilting to be small, medium, or large.

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.

Edge-to-edge patterns

3 to 5 Cents/Square Inch

(Borders additional $20 for the first border, $10 each additional border.)

Choose from these Categories:


Beginning at 12 Cents/Square Inch,

the possibilities are endless!

Click here to view samples of Custom Quilts.

Free 30-minute consultation

Free light pressing to remove fold lines of quilt top and back

All pieces (quilt top, back, and batting) should be cklean 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.

Quilt Preparation

  • 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.

Quilt Top

  • For the best results, press seams as flat as possible. 
  • Clip loose threads. (Don't worry too much about loose threads...I will clip threads as well while preparing to quilt.) 
  • 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 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.)

Binding Service

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 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!