Sunday, October 9, 2011

Going to a long arm quilter? Here is a checklist before you go

Checklist for taking your quilt to a long arm quilter:
  • Top and backing is pressed and clean
  • Drape over padded hangers to prevent wrinkles
  • Top and backing are accurately squared
  • Backing and batting are at least 6" larger than the top and sides
  • Top edges of quilt top and backing are marked
  • Call ahead to schedule the quilting service
  • Consider designs and patterns for the quilting for your quilt. The more planning you do, the happier you will be with the finished project.
  • Decide on threads and batting. Discuss these with the quilter.
  • Clearly communicate any ideas or thoughts you have with the quilter.
  • Get a business card/phone number from the quilter.
  • Get an estimated time the quilt will be ready for pick up. Know you are not their only customer, so do not expect it to be done within a few days.

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