Frequently Asked Questions
Preparing your quilt
How Should I Bring My Quilt In?
Your quilt should have all the seams pressed flat and be trimmed of all excess threads. Please DO NOT baste your quilt to the batting or backing (this includes safety pinning or spray basting). Keep your quilt top separate from the batting and backing since they'll be rolled separately onto the longarm.
Your backing should be 8 inches longer on the length and 8 inches wider on the width. So if your quilt top measures 50''x50'', your quilt back should measure 58''x58''. If you have a seam on your backing, it's preferable to have the seam going horizontal because it will lay better on the longarm. If you're not sure, I can always piece your backing for you as well.
How Can I Calculate My Costs?
Edge to Edge services are calculated using square inches. To find out your quilt's total square inches, you'll multiply the length times the width. So for example, a twin size quilt that is 70''x90'' is calculated at:
For other costs that are calculated by linear inches, you'll add the length and width and times it by two. So a twin size quilt (70"x90") that needs double sided machine stitched binding, calculations will look like this:
70" X 90"=6,300 sq.in. X .02/sq.in.=$126.00
(70"+ 90") X 2=320 total linear inches
320 total linear inches X .25/linear inch=$80.00
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, Paypal, and credit/debit card payments.
Do You Do Custom Quilting?
Custom quilting is not a regular service that I currently offer. My specialty is edge-to-edge computerized quilting but I do take on specialty projects on occasion. If you have a special project in mind, feel free to email me with the details and I will get back to you on whether I may be able to work on it or not.
Can I Mail You My Quilt?
Absolutely! Contact me first by either phone or email and I can give you my address to ship your quilt. Don't forget to fill out this intake form and send it in your package. Aren't sure about a quilting pattern? I can email you a few options once I've gotten your quilt and we can figure out what will look best. Once the quilt is finished, I'll happily mail it back to you.
Can I Buy Batting From You?
Absolutely! I carry Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Batting on the roll. It comes 96" wide and is .25/linear inch. Feel free to bring your own batting as well. Whether it's cotton, wool, poly, bamboo, or recycled batting, I can quilt with whatever you prefer.
Do You Work On Charity Quilts?
Yes! I reserve two slots each month for charity quilts. So if your bee has an incubator quilt or a quilt of valor (or any charity), feel free to bring it in and I'll run it as a charity quilt!
What's the biggest quilt that you can longarm?
My machine sits on a 12 foot wide table, so I can easily accommodate a king size quilt. If you're not sure about your quilt size, feel free to contact me and I will happily answer any sizing questions that you have.
Can you make me a custom quilt?
While quilting is my passion, I do not make custom quilts for clients. If you're looking for someone to make you a t-shirt or memory quilt, I recommend Ginger Cherry at Finished Fibers LLC. She's super friendly and can make you a beautiful quilt from start to finish!