Quilt Top Preparation
To assure a quality finished product and minimize your cost, please follow these basic guidelines:
· Your top must be clean, pressed well making sure all seams are pressed flat, points and threads clipped and removed or they may show through later, Please remove pins or basting threads.
· Make sure the quilt top is pressed and lays flat to prevent puckering.
· Square-up and trim quilt top to its final size—measuring the same amount in 3 places in both directions.
· Measure and press backing fabric —it should measure 6-8 inches larger than your top.
Pressing quilt top or backing – $10.00 (We typically do not iron the backing unless it’s wrinkled and is needed)
Removing threads from quilt top – $10.00 per quilt top.
Our prices are based on the size of your quilt and complexity of the pattern.
We charge by the square inch. To figure the square inch of your quilt top, measure the width and the length and multiple them together. This will give you the total square inches of your quilt. Then multiple the total square inches by the type of quilting you request.
Example: A quilt which measures 60 X 72 = 4320 square inches X .025 (25 cents per square inch) = $108.00.
Edge to Edge over your entire quilt – This is one simple pattern over your entire quilt with one thread color.
(There is a minimum charge of $50.)
There are many colors and types of thread to choose from. We will consult with you on what will compliment your quilt top. There is a nominal fee for thread charge, $1.50 per bobbin. Additional charges apply for multiple thread colors on one quilt. (Typical thread charge’s for a queen sized quilt is approximately $6.00 – $8.00 for a simple overall Edge to Edge pattern using one thread color.
Note: Additional charges apply for multiple thread colors on one quilt. Typical thread charge’s for a queen sized quilt is approximately $6.00 – $8.00 for a simple overall Edge to Edge pattern using one thread color.
100% Polyester thermal bonded 6 oz @ 7.00 per yard
If seaming is required $10.00 per seam charge
Backing must be 4” wider & 4” longer than quilt top
Piecing backing fabric – $10.00 per seem
Most people provide the backing for us, however if you do not have backing available we can provide a backing to compliment your quilt top. We have 108” wide backing fabric which provides a seamless back with less cost. Backing pricing depends on the type of backing chosen and yardage.
Your backing needs to be 8 inches wider and 8 inches longer than your quilt top. There is an additional charge for seaming the back and ironing or other work needed before quilting.
NOTE Quilt Backing: Pattern matching requires extra fabric!
So, what exactly is a Pattern Repeat?
Depending on the specific design of a pattern, a patterned fabric may have a horizontal, vertical, or horizontal and vertical pattern repeat.
• A horizontal repeat measures the distance between the repeating pattern of the graphic design or artwork from selvedge to selvedge along the width of the fabric.
• A vertical repeat measures the distance between the repeating pattern along the length of the fabric. It is the height between the repeating pattern.
Pattern repeat information for individual fabrics is not something readily available. What this means is that you are going to have to ‘guesstimate’ the extra yardage you require if you want to pattern match a backing.
In most cases, you should assume that the fabric requirements on the back of a quilt pattern will not be enough to pattern match your backing.
As a quilt pattern designer I try to indicate the most economical yardage cut for a backing to ensure minimal waste, and because I have no way of knowing what specific fabric an individual may choose as backing, it is impossible to account for pattern matching.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that the bigger the scale of the print, the more fabric you will require to pattern match. I would hazard a guess that 1/2-yard of extra fabric would usually be sufficient, unless the scale of the print is extremely large and then you will likely need even more fabric.
1. You provide the binding fabric, we make the binding and machine sew on the front with mitered corners for 10 cents per linear inch.
3. Custom embellishments; bows, ribbon, embroidered names, etc.
If we are not binding your quilt when completed, Quilts can be trimmed for a $10-$20 fee. Let us know how you like it trimmed – at the edge, or ¼” beyond the edge for batting fullness in the binding.
We can ship via UPS or USPS ground with insurance. Shipping costs can vary depending on location TBD.
An estimate would be given before shipping costs are incurred.
Payment needs to be completed when your quilt is delivered. We accept cash ONLY at this time.
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