Preparing Your Quilt for Service
- By not following the guidelines below you run the risk of having additional charges to prepare your quilt for service!
- Do not baste your quilt top, batting, and backing together they should be all separate parts.
- When we receive your quilt, it will be placed on a hanger to keep any wrinkles from forming.
- Quilts should be free of any form of embellishments; these can be done after your longarm service.
- All quilt tops need to be ironed flat and seams pressed to prevent puckering during service.
- All threads and points should be clipped, if not you do run the risk of threads showing through when quilting. This is especially true with white and light color fabrics.
- Please make sure all pins have been removed.
- Make sure your quilt top is square and to your desired final size.
- Borders should lay flat. Wavy borders result from having excess fabric in the border. Excess fabric will cause the outside of the quilt not to lay flat resulting in puckers and a non-square quilt when finished.
- If the outside border is made of pieced designs, for example piano keys and flying geese, stay-stitch all the way around the edge of the quilt at 1/8 of an inch. This will prevent the seams from pulling apart. Stitching only at an 1/8 inch will fall inside the binding and not show on the finished quilt.
- Mark the top of your quilt with a safety pin, please also let us know if your quilt is directional.
- Make sure all seams are strong and no gaps are in the quilt top. Otherwise you run the risk of having your quilt ripped during the Longarm process.
- Backing must be 4 inches wider than your quilt top on all sides.
- If you have a pieced backing, please make sure your seams are pressed open to reduce the bulkiness of the seam.
- Press your backing so its wrinkle free.
- The use of sheets for backing is highly discouraged.
Batting must be 3 inches wider than your quilt top on all sides.
Make sure your batting is thread free, otherwise you run the risk of threads showing through your finished quilt.
If you do not want to provide your own batting, we do offer batting in our store.
- Place your quilt in a plastic bag to prevent damage in shipping.
- The best way to ship your quilt is using a flat rate box from USPS.
- Make sure your service form is included with your quilt.
- Please call or email us in advance to let us know your quilt is on its way. We will call or email you when we have received your quilt. If you are local, feel free to call and arrange a drop off time.
- All shipping fees will be your responsibility.
- All quilts are processed in the order that they are received.