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Quilt Preparation

Please review the information on how to prepare your top, backing and batting for quilting. Following these steps will  ensure a quilt you will be proud to share with family and friends. In addition it will help you avoid additional charges.

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Pricing

We provide a wide range of quilting and binding options to meet your needs including pricing for digitizing custom quilting designs.

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Quilt Preparation

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Overview

The information presented in this section is provided to help insure the best possible finished quilt that you will be proud to share with others. These tips are based on real-life experience from quilting on the longarm. Please read these carefully as they are here to help you so you will be be happy with your finished quilt.

General Information

  • The layers of your quilt will be loaded on the longarm one at a time. Please do not pin, use spray adhesive, or baste all the layers together.
  •  If you washed and dried the fabrics used in creating the top it is highly recommended that you wash and dry the backing before we quilt your quilt. The backing may shrink differently than the top if washed after it is quilted giving your quilt an undesirable "lumpyness". 
  • Any tucks, fullness and/or puckers, cannot be quilted out, however certain battings can be used to help minimize this. The use of these battings though may not give you the finished look you wanted. With that said we can quilt those imperfect tops and have a few tricks up our sleeves to help minimize the fullness.
  • We will not accept any tops that have embellishments such as  beads, buttons, or loose edge appliqué.
  • Also we will not be able to perfectly center the top over the backing. Thus a backing with a center "feature" or one with borders likely will not line up the way you would like.

Top

  • Make sure you trim all loose threads especially if your top has a mixture of dark and light colored fabrics. The different color threads if not trimmed could show through after the quilting.
  • Remove all noticeable lint from the front and back of your top.
  • Check to make sure none of your seams have become unstitched. If they have restitch them! Open seams, even just a small segment of a seam, can cause the glide foot on the longarm to get caught in these areas which can damage the fabric. We will check your top for open seams before we load it on the longarm and if any need to be stitched shut there will be an additional charge. However this does not guarantee that we will find any/all open seams.
  • Square up your top! This is a critical step in the preparation of your quilt. If the top is not square we will have to square it at an additional cost.
  • Once you have completed the above make sure all seams are either pressed open or to one side of the seam.
  • If your top is directional, i.e. you want it loaded on the longarm in a specific orientation, please tell us when we receive your quilt and put a safety pin at the "top" of the top.
  • Next give the top a good pressing from the front.Once you have pressed the top fold it neatly and transport in a way to minimize it becoming wrinkled.

Backing

  • Bed sheets will not be accepted as a backing fabric.
  • Backing should measure at least 4 inches longer and wider than your quilt top. For example, if your quilt measures 70 x 90 inches, the backing should measure at least 78 x 98 inches. This is necessary for longarm quilting because it allows the machine to quilt off the edges of the top and have space for the clamps to attach.
  • If you need to seam your backing, it is best if you remove the selvages before sewing. For best results use a seam allowance of  1/2 inch and press the seam open.
  • Square your backing!!  i.e. make sure your edges are as straight as possible and your corners are square. This is a critical step in the preparation of your quilt. If the backing is not square we will have to square it at an additional cost.
  • Once you have completed the above make sure any seams are pressed open.
  • If your backing is directional, i.e. you want it loaded on the longarm in a specific orientation, please tell us when we receive your quilt and put a safety pin at the "top" of the backing.
  • Next give the backing a good pressing.
  • Once you have pressed the backing fold it neatly and transport in a way to minimize it becoming wrinkled.

Batting

  • The batting needs to be at least 3 inches longer and wider than your quilt top. For example, if your quilt measures 70 x 90 inces, the batting should measure at least 76 x 96 inches. This is necessary for longarm quilting because it allows the machine to quilt off the edges of the top and have space for the clamps to attach.
  • If you are providing your batting , please check to make sure it is suitable for longarm quilting. If you are not sure that the batting is acceptable for longarm quilting please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.
  • We reserve the right to not use the batting you provide if it is not acceptable for longarm quilting. If you prefer you can buy batting directly from us, just let us know when we receive your quilt.

Pricing








Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Pricing Examples

Large Meandering

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Quilt without a Binding

Quilt is 70 inches by 90 inches = 6,300 sq inches * 0.015 = $94.50

Thread Solid color = $8.00

1 extra bobbin = $1.50

Total = $104.00


Quilt with Binding supplied by customer

Quilt is 70 inches by 90 inches = 6,300 sq inches * 0.015 = $94.50

Thread Solid color = $8.00

1 extra bobbin = $1.50

If add a binding on front only that was supplied = 70+70+90+90 = 320 linear inches*0.12 = $38.40

Total = $142.50


Simple Edge-to-Edge

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Quilt without a Binding

Quilt is 70 inches by 90 inches = 6,300 sq inches * 0.020 = $126.00

Thread Solid color = $8.00

2 extra bobbin = $3.00

Total = $137.00



Quilt with Binding supplied by customer

Quilt is 70 inches by 90 inches = 6,300 sq inches * 0.020 = $126.00

Thread Solid color = $8.00

2 extra bobbin = $3.00

If add a binding on front only that was supplied = 70+70+90+90 = 320 linear inches*0.12 = $38.40

Total = $175.40

Custom

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Quilt without a Binding

Quilt is 70 inches by 90 inches = 6,300 sq inches * 0.030 = $189.00

Thread Solid color = $8.00

4 extra bobbin = $6.00

Total = $203.00




Quilt with Binding supplied by customer

Quilt is 70 inches by 90 inches = 6,300 sq inches * 0.030 = $189.00

Thread Solid color = $8.00

4 extra bobbin = $6.00

Total = $203.00

If add a binding on front only that was supplied = 70+70+90+90 = 320 linear inches*0.12 = $38.40

Total = $241.40

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Custom Quilting and Sewing

Cincinnati, OH

(513) 813-0030