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Frequently asked questions

What type of quilting do you do?

I do digital edge-to-edge and custom digital quilting. This means that I use a computerized system to guide my longarm quilting machine. I also do light custom free motion quilting if you prefer and request it. 

What is Edge-to-Edge and Custom Digital Quilting?

Edge-to-Edge Quilting (E2E) is a single design that covers the whole quilt top. Each row repeats the same design - from top to bottom, including borders.

Custom Digital Quilting includes multiple designs on one quilt. This could be as simple as one or two rows being different from the main design, or as complex as quilting each block or section with a different design.

Most E2E quilting will be digital and if you'd prefer an overall free motion stipple, which can be more organic and not as "exact" as the digital designs, please let me know and I'm happy to do that for you. 

How should I prepare my quilt?

Please place a safety pin in the top center of on your quilt top and backing, if applicable. Press quilt top and backing. (I will press if there is a large crease before attaching to the long arm).
Backing fabric should be AT LEAST 4” bigger than your quilt top ON ALL SIDES, or 8" total bigger than the top. Batting should be at least 3” bigger than your quilt top on all sides, or 6” total bigger than the top.

If there are multiple seams along the edge, I recommend sewing a 1/8” seam around the quilt top to prevent the seams from splitting. Please trim up the extra threads from the back of your quilt top.

What if my quilt top is uneven or needs repair?

I will do my best to make your quilt even and I will make repairs, if needed, at a cost of $25.00 per hour. Some fullness or puckers cannot always be quilted out, and on occasion, a tuck may need to be done in the case of an excessively wavy border. Quilting is an art ❣️ and is not exact. Minor imperfections are normal.​

Do you provide batting?

Yes! Or you are welcome to supply your own high quality batting. Longarm quilting requires at least 3 inches of batting on each side of the quilt beyond the quilt top. If your quilt top measures 60” x 72”, I will need at least 66” x 78” of batting. That’s 144 linear inches.

Click here for batting RATES.

​What about top thread and bobbins?

My personal style attempts to match or blend thread color with the lighter areas of your quilt. But this is YOUR quilt! Let me know if you have a preference on thread color. I include 2 bobbin changes (and the corresponding top thread) in the quilting charge.  

Will you trim my quilt?

Yes! (and only if you want me to!) I will trim your quilt at no charge if that is selected on the Quilt Form. It will be trimmed on the edge of the fabric (unless otherwise requested in Notes).

Do you bind quilts?

Absolutely, yes! I love binding- that final finish! All binding is attached first by machine and then hand sewn to the back at $0.20 per inch. 

How does shipping work?

Once you fill out the Book A Quilt Form, you will receive an email confirming that I received your order and I will give you my physical address for shipping purposes. From there you can use any service you would like to ship your quilt to me. On the Quilt Form you will select how you would like your quilt returned to you. Check out the RATESpage for shipping rates. After the quilting is done and your invoice is paid, I will package your quilt up nicely in a waterproof bag (just in case) and send it back to you! You can let me know if you have any shipping preferences on how you would like it shipped back to you!

How long will it take to get my quilt back?

You will receive an email once I receive your quilt. It will take approximately 2-3 weeks to finish your quilt (unless otherwise requested). Please allow another week for shipping. Custom quilting can take 4-6 weeks and very large projects may take a little longer too.
Lead times may increase slightly (I'll always let you know) due to seasonal volume and occasional family obligations. Turn around time can be rushed for an additional $30.00.

What is the biggest size quilt your machine can handle?

108 inches wide.

What is the cost
of quilting?

Click here for RATES

Do you take pictures of my quilt?

I'm not a professional photographer but I do my best to take "nice" photos :) If you like, I am happy to take photos of your quilt and text/email you those images to use however you would like. I'd just ask that you credit me for the quilting if posting publicly. 

How do I pay for my quilt?

Once your quilt is completed, you will receive an invoice. It will need to be paid in full before your quilt is returned to you. Currently I am accepting Zelle, Venmo and PayPal. If for some reason you would like to pay in another way, (check/cash) let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate. Easy!

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