1. Be sure all quilt edges are cut straight across on all sides.
2. Clip and remove all loose threads on top of quilt. (Lint rollers work well.)
3. Press top, so seams lie flat. (Lessens the chance of pleats or tucks.)
4. Seams should be ¼” and well-secured.
5. Label the top of the quilt (if there is one) with a safety pinned note.
6. Lots of seams on the outside border? Please stay-stitch ¼” from all edges.
Edge to Edge
Patterns vary in price from 1.5 to 2.5 cents per square inch. We have about 140 different patterns to choose from.
Custom quilting is priced on an hourly basis depending on the complexity and time it takes to quilt. Custom Quilting takes considerably more time and starts at 6 cents/square inch.
1. The fewer the seams the better!
2. Be sure it is 6-12” wider and 6-12” longer than quilt top. (ie, 60 x 60 quilt top needs the back to be at least 66 x 66)
3. On straight-grain, not bias. No sheets.
4. All 4 sides must be "squared off" with straight, even edges.
5. Press well to remove creases and ensure that seams lie flat.
6. Leave selvedge on the outside edges of back. If back is pieced, remove any selvedges on the pieced seam as they are a denser weave and may shrink or pucker after washing.
QUILTS FOR SALE
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1. Batting should be the same size as the backing, not significantly larger or smaller.
2. You may purchase batting from us. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Hobbs 80/20 96" wide 25 cents per running inch
Hobbs 80/20 120" wide 30 cents per running inch
Hobbs Heirloom Wool 108" wide 40 cents per running
Hobbs PolyDown 108" wide 25 cents per running inch
3. You may provide your own high quality batting. Please call us first to be sure it is suitable. Not Fairfield or Mountain Mist, please.
Border First Aid
*Don't stitch the border on without measuring and pinning thoroughly first, *
Don't simply sew from one end to the other, then cut off the excess fabric. This often causes full, wavy borders, pleats, puckers or puffy/raised areas.
Here is what to do:
1. Measure your quilt lengthwise in three places-- at the top, the bottom and through the middle.
2. Add those measurements and divide by three to get the average. Cut your border strips that length. Pin both ends even to the quilt top. Pin again in the center. Continue pinning in the center of each section, easing gently as necessary.
3. Stitch, using a walking foot if possible.
4. Repeat the procedure with the width. This will give you a "squared" quilt.