Preparing Your Quilt
1. Please clip all threads on top side of quilt. As for the back of the quilt top, be sure that if the background is white or very light, that you clip away all stray dark threads that may show through. Also, make sure your seams are pressed well to one side or pressed open.
2. Remove all pet hair, dirt, dust or musty smells from your quilt top.
3. Your backing fabric MUST be 6" larger than your top all the way around to make it possible for me to mount your quilt on the frame.
4. I have a 14-foot frame, the longest that Gammil makes, but it takes more time and work to mount an oversize king on the machine. If the quilt is over 110x 110, there will be an extra charge of $25.
5. Do not apply embellishments to the quilt until all quilting is done.
6. If you have pin basted or thread basted the 3 layers of the quilt together, you must remove all basting thread and pins.
7. If you prefer, you can bring or ship just the quilt top. I have batting for sale, Quilters Dream 80/20 blend, which holds its shape well and works for just about any quilt. Or I can order other types of batting - wool, bamboo, 100% cotton , polyester, black batting, etc. I have only 4 or 5 ft wide backing fabrics to choose from.
8. If you piece your backing, make sure it is big enough and that it is square and lays flat.
9. Please remember that if I need to do any of these things for you, I don't mind, but I will have to charge for labor at $25/hour. 10. If you want me to shop for you online, the shopping charge is $15. At a quilt shop, the shopping charge is a flat $30