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Do you love piecing tops but find getting them quilted a problem? Maybe it is because of lack of time or you find wrestling a huge quilt sandwich under your sewing machine foot just too backbreaking. It could be there are just so many quilt patterns you want to try that once you have pieced the top, you just want to move on to another project. Well they say “a quilt is not a quilt until it is quilted” so why not let me help you achieve this.
You choose one of many patterns and it is quilted from side to side, top to bottom over the entire quilt. It can be done in matching, contrasting or variegated thread.
This is a service I offer for those who find it hard to baste their quilts prior to hand or machine quilting. When quilting is completed, just snip every third or fourth stitch and pull out the bottom thread.
I can machine attach a double fold binding with mitred corners to your quilt top ready for you to hand finish. Alternatively I can hand stitch it to the back of the quilt. Just supply a 2 1/4 inch strip the length of the perimeter of your quilt.
Thread is included in the price of your quilting and I use 100% cotton threads in a wide range of solid or variegated colours.
Before letting me have your top, please make sure it has been pressed well with all seams flat. Trim all loose threads front and back and if your quilt is directional, mark the top edge of the quilt with a pinned on label. If your edges are pieced, please stabilise them by stitching approximately 1/8th inch in from the edge. This prevents distortion and stops the seams coming apart whilst the quilt is under tension on the frame.
Backing should be pieced and pressed with all selvages removed. Please ensure the edges are straight and the corners square. This should be at least 4” larger all round than your quilt top to allow for natural shrinkage during the quilting process.
Wadding also needs to be at least 4” larger all round and pre wash it if required.
I charge per square yard and therefore to calculate the cost of your quilt measure the sides of your quilt in inches and multiply length x width and divide this figure by 1296. This will give you the square yardage of your quilt, then multiply this figure by the cost of the quilting/basting.
Pantograph:- £20 per square yard
Basting:- £6 per square yard
Binding (attached to top only):- £1 per linear foot
Binding (attached to top and hand sewn to back):- £2 per linear foot
Quilts can be dropped off and picked up in person (please telephone first to arrange a suitable time) or posted to me. If posted, I suggest you use Royal Mail Special Delivery which allows you to insure your precious quilt. Completed quilts will be posted back to you likewise and charged at cost. 20% of the cost is payable as a deposit and the balance upon completion and prior to the quilt being picked up or posted to you.
Cheques should be made payable to: Father’s Heart Country Quilting.
Your quilt will be looked after whilst with me and quilted in my pet and smoke free studio. I appreciate the opportunity to admire the work of my fellow quilters and hope my quilting only adds to its beauty.
Happy quilting !
You can supply the wadding or I can supply cotton, 80/20 or poly wadding at competitive prices.
I can also get wool wadding on request.