Scheduling

Generally I schedule quilts several weeks in advance.  


Please contact me with the following information: 
  • your quilt's dimensions in inches
  • the type of quilting desired (custom or an allover pattern)
  • the type of batting you are interested in
  • if you want me to make and apply the binding

I can give you an estimate for your project via email or phone.

If you are interested in purchasing backing, I can let you know what colors and patterns are available in my inventory.  

The date scheduled will be the day I start work on your quilt, so your quilt will need to be in my studio before then.

I will contact you approximately one week prior to arrange a drop-off and consultation appointment. You will select pattern(s) and thread(s) at that time.

Your quilt will be finished within one week from your scheduled date.

If for some reason you need to cancel your appointment, please contact me as early as possible so I can re-book the date.

Services

All quilting is hand-guided. Share your design ideas for your special projects. I carry a wide selection of 100% cotton thread. Specialty threads such as variegated cotton are available at an additional cost.  Please note that I am no longer accepting T-Shirt quilts.

Basting for your hand quilting projects. The price is $22.00 per hour with a $40.00 minimum.

Basic Quilting includes simple all-over edge-to-edge or pantograph patterns, meandering and simple freehand designs.  The price is $2.40 per square foot with a $40.00 minimum.  Selected pantograph patterns that are more intricate are $2.60 per square foot (Basic+).

Custom Quilting includes separate border patterns and turned borders, individual block patterns, fill-in and outlines, multiple  thread colors on the top. The price is $22.00 per hour with a $45.00 minimum.

Batting is available, including Warm & White (90% cotton, 10% poly), Hobbs Heirloom in natural or white (80% cotton, 20% poly), and Soft & Brite (poly, 45" wide).  Please contact me for current availability and pricing.

Backing fabric is available, 108" to 110" wide.  The inventory varies, please contact me for current availability and pricing.

Binding is available, charged by the running foot, straight-grain only (no bias bindings). Customer  supplies the pre-washed binding fabric, and I will trim the quilt and cut and piece the binding, and apply as follows:
Half binding: $1.40 per foot: I will sew the binding to the top of the quilt, and the customer hand stitches
it to the back of the quilt.
Machine-finish: $2.00 per foot: I will sew the binding to the top and back of the quilt by machine.
 
Other services including piecing backings, adding borders, and pressing are available at $22.00 per hour.

Trimming is included, if desired. 
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Quilt Preparation

Your quilt top and back should be ready for quilting when it arrives in my studio.  If extra work such as piecing, pressing or squaring the backing is required, it will be charged at my hourly rate.

·         Do not baste or pin the layers of your quilt.

·         The backing and batting should both be a minimum of 4" longer and wider than the quilt top.  Example:  if your quilt top is 80" x 60", the backing and batting should be at least 84" x 64". I carry a small selection of wide backing fabrics, please check with me for colors available.

·         If you bring your own batting, please make sure it is at least 4" longer and wider than the quilt top. Please remove it from packaging and let the folds relax, and run it through the dryer if necessary.

·         Check if the quilt top is square. If there is more than 1 1/2" difference between the center and edge measurements, there is a chance that there will be a pleat in your quilt after quilting.

·         Please remove selvedges at seams when piecing quilt backings, as the seam will be too tight for quality quilting.  Selvedges at the outer edges of backings are fine, as long as you have the extra 4" as mentioned above.

·         Check that the backing is square, especially if pieced.

·         Please press your quilt top and back carefully, with the seams pressed open or to one side.

·         Trim any loose threads from the quilt, top and back, especially if they are dark and could show through lighter fabrics.

·         Please topstitch 1/8" from the edge of the top and backing (if pieced). Your quilt will be under tension while on the quilting machine, and weak seams could pop open.  If your outer border is solid, back-tacking the seams is sufficient.

·         If there is a specific top or "head" to your quilt top or backing, please mark accordingly.

·         Any appliqu├ęs should be securely topstitched. 
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