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Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ

Why does my backing need to be bigger than my quilt top?
 

I ask that your backing be at least three inches bigger than your top - on all four sides of the quilt. For example, if your quilt top is 54x60, your quilt top needs to be at least 60x66. This is due to how quilts are loaded onto the longarm frame. I pin the top and bottom of the quilt back to fabric leaders that are attached to the longarm frame. Then I use clamps on the sides of the quilt. This ensures your quilt back stays smooth.

 

Will you arrange my quilt so I can have something from the backing placed in a specific location relative to the front of the quilt? Can you quilt it in such a way that my quilt is 'double-sided'?

 

The short answer is - no. Centering a quilt on backing horizontally is fairly simple and is how I tend to load quilts, to begin with. Centering them vertically is much more difficult. I do not accept quilts where you need the quilt specifically placed on the backing. There are just too many variables involved for me to be comfortable with this.

How can I add binding services to my order?

Binding services are listed separately on the website under "Longarm Quilting Services." You just need to add up the length of all four sides to get the perimeter of the quilt!

 

T-Shirt Quilts

 

Do you want me to cut up the t-shirts before I send them?

 

NO. Please ship your shirts whole. I will cut and stabilize them.

 

Should I wash the shirts before I send them?

 

YES. Please send freshly laundered shirts. Do not use fabric softener. There is no need to iron as that is part of the stabilizing process.

 

General Questions

 

Where are you located?

 

I am located in Skiatook, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. I do a mix of local and online quilting projects. I am happy to serve you regardless of where you are located.

 

What is your turnaround time?

 

Turnaround times vary anywhere from two to eight weeks. Your turnaround is determined when I receive your quilt tops and/or t-shirts. If you email me, I can give you current approximate turnaround times. 

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