Helpful Tips before taking your quilt to a professional longarm quilter..............

1)  Piece your top carefully...The flatter the top and borders are, the better it will quilt~

 

2)  Trim stray threads and frayed edges - these can hang up a longarm machine, causing a needle to break~

 

3)  Press your top and backing carefully, pressing seams open where possible~

 

4)  Backing and batting must be at least 4" larger than the top on all sides~

 

5)  Ensure backings are square (90 degree corners, parallel straight edges)  Wonky edges are hard to attach to the quilting machine and make it difficult to ensure your backing is straight~

 

6)  If backings are pieced, remove selvedges before sewing the seam and use a 1/2" seam. Selvedges actually shrink at a different rate than the rest of the fabric.  Also it's harder to needle because of the tight weave.~

 

7)  Don't baste or pin your quilt. ~

 

8)  If your top is directional mark the top edge with a pin -the same with your backing....  Don't think I will know (well sometimes I do, but please don't leave it in my hands to decide).~

 

9)  Normally if a quilt is rectangular there are short sides & long sides.  Usually the short sides are the top & bottom, if you intend for the long edges to be the top and bottom (to hang over the sides of a bed) --PLEASE let me know.~

 

10)  Leave cutting of scalloped edges until AFTER the quilting is complete.~

 

11)  Stay stitch 1/8" around pieced borders to prevent seams opening.~ 

 

12)  Hold your quilt up with the light behind it and check for seams that didn't quite catch both sides of the fabric.~

 

13)  Added decorative embellishments (i.e. buttons, bows, etc.) on a quilt will have to be removed... You can do this or I can...(I charge). If you have added beaded eyes that you don't want removed, the cost will most likely be towards the custom end of the spectrum.~

 

14) Talk to me and let me know if you like traditional designs or whimisical designs, I love to exceed expectations.~ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               Incentives!!!!

Yes!  I have a couple of incentives...

 

Every 10th quilt is 50% off the quilting, edge to edge or custom...

 

Every 100th quilt is FREE!!!  Yep, that's right free... don't think this will never be you; if your fabric stash is like mine this is an attainable goal!

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