Custom Machine Quilting
I can supply the tread, but if you wish you may provide your own.
My machine prefers Robison Anton.
– Press your quilt top and backing. Have all seams pressed and square up quilt and
(Excess outer border, wavy, is difficult to correct.)
– Stay stitch 1/8” from the edge around the quilt top to stabilize end seams.
(Your backing if it has multiple seams at the edges also.)
– Clip all loose threads from top and backing.
(Loose threads can show through on lighter fabrics.)
– Make sure all selvages have been removed from top and backing.
– Use a half inch seam allowance for seamed backing and press the seam open.
– Backing should be at least 4 inches longer than the top on all 4 sides.
– Batting should be at least 3 inches longer than the top on all 4 sides.
– Do not baste your quilt, keep all layers separate.
– Identify the top and bottom of your quilt top and backing. This is important if your quilt is directional.
– No high loft batting please.
– May I (or not) quilt on your applique or embroidery?
– All stitching is done on a HQ16, I prefer not to use the stitch regulator.
How to calculate pricing for your quilt:
measure your quilt top ex. 45” x 75” x 2.25 cents per square inch = $75.90
– Meandering/stippling starting at 2.25 cents per square inch up to 5 cents for fancy borders and micro meandering/stippling.
– Template/stencil starting at 3 cents per square inch up to 6 cents for intricate quilting.
– $8.00 charge of constructing your backing
– $10.00 charge if pressing your quilt and backing is required.
– $5.00 charge per thread colour change.
– $10.00 charge for rotating the quilt
– Minimum charge $30.00