I thought I would talk about some things that would allow me to work on your quilts better. We are getting really busy here so we are having to use our time wisely.
Most of all my quilts that come in are in perfect condition and ready to go but a few times I’ve had to do some extra work. The main one is the backing. Please make sure you allow 4 inches extra on all sides. Please have your backing pieced and squared.
Please make sure you mark the top on both the front and back unless it’s obvious.
Please trim off all threads off the top of the quilt that are loose.
Iron front and back. If needed when it gets here I can iron out where it had to be folded.
Also if you’ve put borders on measure on all four sides to make sure they are the same size. Nothings worse than me having to put tucks in because the borders are not even. In some cases I’ve actually taken a border off that was 2 1/2 inches longer than the other side just to fix it. That takes up extra time but it’s something that can be avoided if you can just measure at home. All borders should measure the same.
If I’ve mentioned something you can’t do then just let us know on the request form. I know piecing backing can be a little confusing when you have so much yardage.
I want to repeat that 99% of my quilts come in with no problem, so please don’t read this and think I’m calling you out.
The most important one that I deal with is not enough backing. A pattern will call for 4 yards but that does not include what I need to get it hooked to the machine. So remember we need 8 more inches on the length and on the width.
This quilt was sent in for me to work on. She even pieced the backing, third picture. We used Diagonal Plaid on it and I just love how it turned out. It is a beautiful quilt and another one that was hard to let go off! That texture! Amiright?!?
I hope your having a great week! I worked on this beautiful quilt that Judy brought to me. Judy loves very dense quilting and she had picked out the edge to edge design called Sticks and Stones. Then she went even further on texture by adding the green thread to show on the white backing. It turned out really good and definitely lots of texture!
I was working on a quilt this morning and I heard something fall from the machine. It was a nut off of a screw somewhere. I was afraid to go any further, so I waited, all day for my husband to get home. Come to find out it was off one of the thread holders that I wasn’t even using. Dang! Lost a whole day. But better safe than sorry!
So tomorrow I will play catch up! It is what it is! But really….. what about this quilt? Do you like colored thread or just white? I lean toward white unless the quilt is all color with no white. Then I’ll look for colored thread!
Well time to sign off. The sun has gone down and I hear the bath calling my name! Have a great night friends!
I was able to work on this beautiful quilt that Lauren sent me! I had so much fun with it. She wanted it stitched out in a low density. It came out perfect. I just love all the colors in this thing! The work is beautiful!
Now I am off to work on a wedding commissioned quilt! Hoping to get a big dent in the top today! Here’s to wishing me luck!
Hello friends! I wanted to share these two beauties that Martha sent in to have LongArm quilted.
First this beautiful red florals of Kaffee Fassett fabrics are so striking. We decided it would be fun to use a hot pink thread color! This was a Christmas inspired quilt that Martha made for herself. I just love getting quilts with such vivid colors.
Martha also sent in this beautiful turquoise, blue, and green colored batiks quilt. It was a lot of fun too.
Batiks are a thicker fabric that some have trouble sewing with. I always use a new needle size 18 and I’ve never had any problems with them.
Both quilts stitched out perfectly and I added binding to both and they are heading back home on Monday!
We are getting busier with summer just around the corner. We are participating in several quilt alongs that you can find the information on them on our Instagram.
We have a big project being released in July and working on several commissions. We do take special quilt order requests for weddings and such. If your wanting to schedule a consultation for a commission piece please reach out via our contact form. We would love working with you!
If you are wanting to get your quilt top quilted please send in a request to be put on the calendar. We have a full schedule ongoing but turn around time is right at 3-4 weeks. We try very hard to stay on schedule and we can’t wait to work with you!
This week is already proving to be a good one! I have a secret but I can’t let it out till July! So it will be a big birthday surprise. Some work that I am working on!
I worked on another secret sewing project for a client Friday and finished Monday. Today I worked on this super sweet baby quilt! The pattern is called Square Peg. Leslie pieced it and I used Fort to quilt it. It is so adorable. Don’t you just love these fabrics? Gorgeous!
Today I start physical therapy on my arm. I’m so ready for it. But honestly, it’s so cold here I hate the thought of leaving the house! Tomorrow I have two big quilts to do and I’m looking very forward to them!
I hope you are all somewhere where it’s warm. Or at least inside! If you have any questions about getting a quilt quilted or a custom quilt made reply here or send us a message through the contact page! We can’t wait to hear from you!
Hello Friends! It’s Friday!!! I’m sending these two quilt back out to their owners today!!!
We used Modern Curves on both of them and I just love all the texture. The fabrics and the colors! So pretty.
Friday here is a no work zone. But a maintenance zone. I’ll be cleaning up the studio. Cleaning the machines and oiling them. I have a few stacks of fat quarters I want to get organized. I have some really small scraps that I want to start cutting down to 2.5 inch squares to do a patch work quilt. I still can’t hardly cut yet so that will have to wait!