Services available include the following:
Our quilting services include:
- Edge to edge quilting, ranging from loose and flowing to elaborately detailed
- Custom quilting, including individual block motifs, separate border treatments, and stitch in the ditch
Our custom quilt making services include:
- All sizes from wall hangings to king sized (and everything in between)
- T-shirt quilts (from start to finish)
Other services include:
- Machine embroidery (contact us for more details)
- Custom tallit design and construction for a special Bar or Bat Mitzvah
- "Frame Your Quilts" class or individual training
How to prepare your quilt for its finishing touch
Check your seams. Be sure your seams are stitched and pressed properly. Where seams meet, ensure that the seam allowances are in opposite directions.
PLEASE make sure that all seams extend to the end of the block or border—especially if your quilt was strip pieced. Trim your loose threads.
If you have a pet who sheds, PLEASE take a few minutes to go over your quilt top with a lint roller. We will love you for that and so will the clients whose quilts are in line after yours!
Check your borders. Make sure they are the right size. Floppy or wavy borders cause problems. Either the border has to be removed and recut, or, a tuck or pleat is needed to take up excess fullness.
Square your backing. Tearing backing on the crosswise grain does not result in a squared edge. If you need instructions on how to square the backing, please let us know.
Provide enough batting and backing. For the backing, we need a minimum of 8 inches additional width and 8 inches extra length (more if the backing has not been squared) to be able to load your backing on the frame. Batting also needs to be at least 6 inches wider and longer than the top. More is better, and the excess will be returned to you
Pieced backings. Pieced backings may be used, but pay attention to the fabric grain. Don't just attach a strip cut on the crosswise grain to lengthen your backing. It's OK to press long seams in pieced backing open. Please do not leave selvage edges in pieced backings.
How do you want the quilt to look after washing? For an “antique” or “homey” look, use a cotton batting that has not been pre-washed, and a backing that has not been pre-washed. For a smoother and flatter appearance, pre-wash the backing, use a poly batting or a blend with low shrinkage, wash the quilt in cool water, and let it air dry.
How much quilting do you want? Elaborate, heavy quilting using variegated thread will not show up on a complex top with a lot of seams and busy fabrics. Conversely, loose all over quilting on a two color top with a simpler block design may be too bland.
Delivery and/or shipping. Fold the quilt top lengthwise, and hang it on a hanger if I will be picking it up in person. Do the same with the backing fabric. It you are shipping a top, fold it neatly before placing it in a plastic bag, and then into a box. Seal the box securely and insure it, but do not write the word QUILT on the box. A box that is large enough to hold a quilt top, backing, and batting will be large enough to return your finished quilt.