Here are some important tips that will add to the quality of your finished quilt and reduce your cost.
Longarm quilting will not fix misaligned piecing or uneven borders which can cause your quilt to have puckers or tucks when quilted. Every effort will be made to minimize such results but are subject to customer workmanship. A full review of each quilt will be made upon receipt.
Each layer of your quilt is mounted on the quilting machine separately, so please DO NOT baste or pin layers together. If your quilt needs to be removed from the machine, turned 90 degrees, and reattached for any reason, a flat set-up fee of $25 will be charged.
Remove any pins, buttons, beads, or loose threads that may show through lighter color fabrics within your quilt.
If your Quilt Border has pieced or bias edges, please machine baste 1/8” from the edge to prevent any stretching during machine quilting process.
Iron Quilt Top so that seams are flat.
Place one safety pin at the top of the Pieced Quilt Top if not obvious.
Backing fabric should be a minimum 4-6 inches longer and wider than Quilt Top. Smaller quilts such as a laptop or baby quilts require slightly less backing fabric. All seams should be 1/2" wide.
Remove any loose threads that may show through lighter color fabrics within your quilt.
Iron backing so that seams are flat.
Place one pin at the top of the backing fabric if not obvious. Some designs are one way and I will need to know which end of the fabric you prefer to have at the top of your quilt.
Backing fabric must be squared (both sides should be the same length with 90-degree corners), and salvages removed from any seams since this can cause undesirable pulling which can lead to puckering. If your quilt top was made with pre-shrunk fabric, you should also pre-shrink your backing fabric.
Batting should be a minimum 4-6 inches longer and wider than your Quilt Top. Smaller quilts such as laptop or baby quilts require slightly less batting.
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Custom Longarm Quilting by Beth Hummel 1620 Placer Circle Livermore, CA (925) 337-2880