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. 

Payment

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.

Services

Do You Do Custom Quilting?

  • Yes, I can do custom quilting. I take on custom quilting projects from time to time and I request that you specify that you'd like custom quilting when you're making your appointment to meet with me. Please be aware that custom quilting takes much longer than edge to edge quilting so you will wait longer to get your quilt back than if you'd chosen edge to edge quilting. I also offer semi-custom quilting where your borders are stitched separately from the center of your quilt but the quilt center still gets a pantograph. Please be aware that both services will also cost more than regular edge to edge quilting as well. 

Can I Mail You My Quilt?

  • Absolutely! Contact me first by either phonecall, text, 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 these varieties:

    • Hobbs Heirloom 80/20- 96" wide, costs .25/in

    • Hobbs Heirloom Bleached 100% Cotton- 96" wide, costs .35/in

    • Tuscany Wool- 96" wide, costs .45/in

  • 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. 

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, highly skilled, and can make you a beautiful quilt from start to finish!