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.

Quilt Top
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
Special Instructions
Quilts On The Vine
(Preparing Your Quilt)
Custom
Longarm Quilting
by
Beth Hummel
1620 Placer Circle
Livermore, CA
(925) 337-2880