|After contacting us thru
E-Mail, and phone conversations,
discussing what you would like to have done with your quilt, and style
of needle work, you are now ready to ship your unfinished quilt to us.
Here is a check list to go by to insure you have all items ready
for us to expediate the process.
Quilt preparation is very
important prior to quilting
front and back together. The better the quilt top is prepared,
better the finished result will be.
Please make sure that your quilt top is
If you have areas where there are puckers or doesn't lie flat it, it
create puckers when quilting.
Make sure that your sides are the same width and the same length.
Press the back of your quilt top. This is a good time to check all your
seams and make sure that they are not coming apart.
Trim all loose threads that are on the top of your quilt, and the back
of the top.
This will prevent dark threads from showing through light areas and
away from the beauty of your quilt.
Press the quilt top well from the back and make sure that all the seams
Do not baste or pin the
quilt layers together.
This is not necessary for long arm machine quilting, as the quilt top,
batting, and backing are all loaded separately onto the rollers.
The choosing of a backing
fabric is as important
as the quilt top fabric. An excellent choice is 100% cotton in a
coordinating print to compliment your quilt top. Please trim off the
edges before seaming your backing. Sides should be straight, and the
squared. Bed sheets are not suitable. Back stitch all seams that
come to the edge. Press the seams flat. The backing must be 4" to
5" larger than the quilt top on all 4 sides. This means it should
be 8 to 10 inches larger than the top in both directions. (ie: if your
quilt top measures 108" x 108", the backing and batting should
measure at least 118" x 118").
We strongly reccommend using
our batting when we
finish a quilt. Simply because all batting is different, and some
is packaged folded maybe one or two times, and the creases sometimes
permantmently. Some batting is made with uneven density, or it is
too fragile and may shred in handling, others may beard and spoil your
quilt. We use only top quality batting, our name and reputation is very
important to us, and quality will not be denied.
Please send one yard of fabric if you
would like me to cut and
apply binding. I will cut 2½ inch straight grain binding, apply
by machine to the front, turn, and hand stitch on the back.
Fold the quilt top
Mark the top of quilt, with a
note held by a safety
pin, do the same with your backing if it is a directional fabric.
Top must be cleaned, pressed
& threads clipped.
Press the backing well, seams
to one side, trim all
the hanging threads.
Quilt and backing must be
Please DO NOT pin or baste
Include fabric for binding, if
you want us to do
it for you, king size quilt 1 1/4yd. all other quilt sizes 1 yd.
Place quilt top, and any
fabrics in plastic bag to
protect during shipping.
MAKE SURE YOU SEND EVERYTHING,
the sooner we get
it, the faster you get it back.
Place your top and back in a
plastic bag before placing
in the box.
Make sure to choose a box big enough to ship back the completed quilt.
Enclose a return address label with all your information.
Enclose your quilting instructions.
Once I recieve your quilt, I will call you and reconfirm the details of
Finally make sure your package is INSURED before shipping!
A $50 deposit is required to begin work on
your quilt. You may
either include a check or money order in your shipment. Please indicate
on your order form which payment method you are using.
Please contact us by e-mail
to let us know that your quilt top is on its way.