What Size is the Quilt?
- We need to know the exact measurements: Length by Width, in order to provide an accurate cost estimate.
- "Twin" or "Queen" is not enough information!
Condition of the Quilt Top
- You must "square up" your quilt top before coming to your intake appointment.
- Make sure you have trimmed the loose threads from the backside of the quilt top.
- Do not add any quilt embellishments to the quilt top prior to quilting. These include, but are not limited to, yo-yo’s, buttons, crystals, etc. Save these for attaching after the quilt has been quilted.
- If your quilt top has biased edges, please stay stitch along the edge of the quilt top to prevent stretching.
- Make sure all seams are intact. Seams that are not intact can be ripped open during quilting and irreparably damage your quilt.
- Barb requires 4 extra inches of backing fabric on each edge. If your quilt top is 60 x 60, your backing will be 68 x 68. This is necessary for properly attaching the quilt back to the longarm machine.
- If you already have your backing fabric and it does not have the required 4 extra inches on each edge, you can add additional strips of fabric (muslin for example) to correct the shortage. Please square up the edges.
- If you must piece your backing fabric to fit the measurement requirements, make sure you remove all selvage edges; use at least a ½” seam allowance and press open; try to run your seams horizontally rather than vertically. Press your backing well.
- If your backing fabric is directional, or has been pieced to be directional, pin a note to the top side of the backing AND make a notation on the intake form.
- Batting must be 4 inches larger than your quilt top on all edges. In other words, the same size as the backing fabric.
- Batting should be of good quality. It should not pull apart with light tugging.
- Crafty Threads carries quality batting from Quilter’s Dream. It's available in Cotton, Poly, Wool, and Blends.
- So Fine or Glide thread is provided free of charge.
- Mono Poly (invisible) thread may be used for an additional cost of 3.5 cents per square inch.
If you have any questions, please contact Barb.
Barb will be looking for all of the above preparations at your intake appointment. She may ask you to take your quilt top and/or backing home to correct any issues. This is perfectly normal and happens quite often.
Barb reserves the right to refuse a quilt that will not quilt easily due to construction or other issues.