Longarm Quilting

Long Arm Quilting

The Quilted Scottie is pleased to offer Edge-to-Edge and Semi-Custom quilting services.

Edge-to-Edge (E2E) quilting consists of one pattern that is quilted over the entire quilt using one thread color. E2E quilting is .015 per square inch.

Semi-Custom is a combination of E2E and some custom border or block design work. The cost will be .02 to .06 per square inch depending upon the number of patterns and thread changes.

CALCULATING SQUARE INCHES

To calculate the square inches in your quilt top, measure the width and the length, then multiply these two numbers. This will give you the total number of square inches.

Example: A quilt that measures 60” x 80” = 4,800 square inches x .015 = $72.

THREAD

Thread is charged by the number of bobbins used in a quilt. The cost is $1.50 per bobbin. The number of bobbins used will depend upon the density of the pattern. As a guide, a quilt that measures 60” x 80” will use 4-6 bobbins.

BACKING

Please provide backing for your quilt that is at least 8” wider and 8” longer than your quilt top. If your quilt top is 60” x 80”, then your backing must be 68” x 88”.

The backing fabric should be 100% cotton fabric. If you need to sew your backing fabric, please use a 5/8” seam and press the seam open.

There is an additional charge for seaming the back, ironing or other work needed before quilting.

BATTING 101

Please provide batting for your quilt. The most commonly used fibers for battings are cotton, polyester, wool, and blends.

Cotton is a soft, breathable, natural fiber. It is machine washable and dryable, has a good drape and ages well. It softens, wrinkles and shrinks with washing giving the quilt an antique look. It’s the choice of quilters looking to make heirloom quilts that will stand the test of time.

Polyester has good drape and has the most loft, so it can make the quilting stand out. It retains its shape no matter how many times it’s washed and is lighter than cotton. It doesn’t breathe like cotton.

There are cotton and polyester blends available in many combinations, the most common being 80/20. Cotton/poly blends have the easy handling of cotton and some of the loftiness of polyester to make the quilting stand out. Many quilters prefer this batting.

Wool has great drape, regulates body temperature and is very strong. You must be very careful when laundering quilts made with wool batting because if you don’t follow the instructions, you will end up with a felted mess. When purchasing a wool batt, consider washable wool. Washable wool is supposed to hold up better to washing, however I recommend using care when laundering.

E2E PANTOGRAPHS

A pantograph is a quilting pattern. Pantographs come in an unlimited number of patterns, styles and types, all of which add texture and design to the finished quilt. If I don’t have the pattern in my inventory that meets your needs, I am happy to search online resources for just the perfect pantograph for your quilt.

Animals
Blocks
Diff'rent Strokes
General
Home Dec
JoAnn Hoffman
Karen Quilting
Projects
Seasonal
Stitch Happy!
Wasatch Quilting
Anne Bright
Corners
Feathers
Geometric
Jessica Schick
Judy Lyon
Pantos
Quilt Connection
Sets
Triangles

PREPARING YOUR QUILT TOP

The following checklist will ensure that your quilt top is ready to be quilted

  • Press your quilt top. Seams should be pressed to one side, not pressed open.
  • Trim all hanging threads from the back and edges.  Unclipped threads can show through light areas of the quilt.
  • Quilting does not correct piecing problems. Wavy borders, puckers and pleats will not be fixed by quilting.  I will do my best to work with these problems but cannot guarantee that all problems can be “quilted out”.
  • If your quilt top or backing has a definite top, please mark this with a safety pin.

COMPLETION TIME

When you drop off (or mail) your quilt top to me, I will give you an estimated completion date. If you need your quilt by a specific date, please let me know.