Measuring: We require the quilt backing to have a minimum of 4" extra on each side than your quilt top (Example: If your quilt top is 50” by 60” then the quilt back needs to be at least 58” by 68”). This allows for the long-armer to secure the quilt "layers" on the machine.
Quilt prep: 1.Snip as many excess threads as possible. (if there is an excessive amount of threads that need to be snipped, an additional charge will be added)
2.Square up your quilt top..
3.Press your quilt top and backing fabric (there will be an additional charge for pressing, if wrinkled)
4.Press your seams on your quilt top open as much as possible to avoid thick seam joins and press the seams on pieced backing fabric open. Important for a beautiful result!
5.Make sure there are no rips, holes, visible damage, or pins on any part of your quilt at drop-off. Repair seams that may have come open & that your quilt top lays flat.
6. DO NOT place pins or safety pins in any part of a quilt you drop off. These can be missed and damage the quilt and machine.
7. DO NOT baste your quilt together with spray, pins, or stitches.
We do not piece backings, add borders, or to attach bindings at this time. Please have your quilt ready to be longarmed at drop-off by following the above guidelines.
Pricing: Our fees cover in-stock pantographs and thread. (Please note: the fees DO NOT include batting)
For an average pantograph, the charge is $.0225 per square inch.
Example formula for determining cost for quilting: Quilt size: 50" X 50" = 2500 square inches
For an in-stock open design (not dense) pantograph: 2500 sq.in. X $.0225 = $56.25
Depending on the density of pantograph, the price per square inch goes up from the $.0225 to $0.0275. Also, depending on the requested density of a pantograph by the customer, there may be an $8.00 thread charge. Please ask in advance for price estimate.
The widest backing we put on our machine is 110".
Thanks for reading the fine print; we want you to be 100% satisfied with your quilt! If you have any further questions, please call 281-528-9898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.