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Updated Machine Quilting Protocol



MACHINE QUILTING



PLEASE NOTE OUR UPDATED PROTOCOL FOR QUILTING SERVICES!
 
Quilts & Sew Forth offers machine quilting services using a Statler Stitcher® Supreme—a Gammill® Optimum sewing head with computer controls that enable it to stitch virtually any design ( we have many to choose from - most customers leave design choice up to our knowledgeable quilting staff but you can always look at our catalogue upon request and pick your own).
 
•Make sure your backing is 6" - 8" wider and longer than your top (3" - 4"  each side) - this is non-negotiable
•Please iron your top and backing (if we have to iron it, we charge $10.00)
•Please cut off any loose threads
•Please check for open seems
•If you are supplying your own batting make sure it does not have any creases or folds - batting needs to be same size as backing (6"-8" bigger than top). If we supply the batting, we cut the width you need and will return your quilt to you untrimmed with all the extra batting and backing.
• DO NOT bring us backing/batting that is more than 6"-8" larger than your top - if it is, we will cut it down and you will incur a $10 trimming fee
• If you have any special blocks (for example a bow tie or something appliquéd that has a loose nature or is raised) we might have to refuse quilting and refer you to a free motion quilter. These cases will be on an 'as seen' basis.
•Please understand that if a quilt is uneven you may have some pleats in the quilt. We never set and forget the quilt on the machine. We are extremely hands on and will watch the quilt every step of the way - doing our best to maintain the integrity of your labor of love.
 
TURNAROUND TIME (this changes so check back here/call us to get update)
In just roughly 4.5-5 weeks, we can transform any size quilt top—from a small wallhanging to a king-size quilt—into a treasure to last a lifetime.
 
Lastly - please remember that we are human and no human can be perfect all the time. We are also relying on machines that can have hiccups now and then. When you give us your quilt, you acknowledge that this is the case, things don't always turn out 100%, and things may not come back the way you envisioned. We don't expect your patchwork to be without imperfections so we appreciate the same level of understanding.
 
Longarm Machine Quilting (Edge to Edge only)
Edge to Edge Pantograph................$.0175/in2 ~ (L x W)0.0175=Estimated cost
Supreme Volume of Stitches............$.02–.05/in2
UPCHARGE FOR MINKY BACKING -$20.00
 
 
THREAD
•All regular thread.............................$FREE
•Variegated thread..............................$2.00/bobbin
 
 
BINDING (we sub-contract this so timing can vary)
•Machine Front, Hand Back..............$0.35/in
•Machine Front, machine back.........$0.30/in
•Machine Front only..........................$0.25/in
 
 
BATTING
•96" Hobbs.......................................$10.80/yd
•120" Hobbs.....................................$12.50/yd
•108" White......................................$12.50/yd
•96" Organic Cotton.........................$16.50/yd
•108" Black Cotton...........................$12.50/yd
•124" Warm & Natural......................$17.00/yd
•108" 100% Wool.............................$21.00/yd
 
 
$40 MINIMUM ON ALL QUILTING SERVICES
 
WASHING YOUR QUILT HOW TO -
(this is what we do and is meant to be taken as a suggestion and in no way holds us liable for your quilt/project)
 
WASHING
• Use a mild detergent such as 'Dreft' or something intended to be used for babies.
• Place 2-3 'Color Catchers' (avail. in the laundry aisle) in the machine
• Wash on a gentle, not hot, cycle
 
DRYING
• Dry in the dryer on a low temperature but only until slightly damp.
• Hang to dry, over a banister, if possible, to finish the drying process (out of direct sunlight)
 


Thank you,

Hilary
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