Nana's Quilting Service offers vast design possibilities to complete your special quilt! All quilting is completed in a smoke free and pet free environment by Linda Poorman using a state of the art Gammill Longarm with Statler Stitcher.
For the quickest turnaround, your quilt should be ready to put on the frame when it arrives to me. If you are mailing your quilt and it is pressed and neatly folded in the box, I will give it a light touch-up if needed. Before you send, check that you have
- Pressed and squared your quilt.
- Checked your borders for waves. These will not quilt out and need to be addressed before your quilt is sent. (see "attaching borders" in the "Tips" menu.)
- Trimmed loose threads.
- If your quilt has a special direction, safety pinned a piece of paper marked "top" to it.
- Made sure all seams are tight enough to handle being stretched tight on a frame. Reinforced where necessary. (Stay stitching 1/8" around the perimeter of the quilt will stabilize any loose seams.)
- Squared your backing fabric. The easiest way to do this is to tear it. That will give you a side perpendicular to the selvage. Press and measure your backing fabric AFTER you square it to make sure that you have an extra 4 - 6 inches on each side; that's an extra 8-12 inches of length and an extra 8-12 inches of width.
- Trimmed loose threads and checked quilt top carefully.
- Made sure there are no foreign objects included on your quilt top.
- Checked for pins - they play havoc with the machine.
- Similarly, no decorative pins, buttons or other embellishments. These should be added AFTER the quilt is quilted.
- The top, the batting, and the backing should NOT be pinned, basted, or sewn together anywhere. They are loaded on the machine frame separately and need to be free of each other until they are quilted.
- If possible, take a digital picture of your quilt laid out on the backing and email it to me. This will help me know what we are talking about when I call you back.
- Avoid added charges by making sure your quilt is ready to put on the frame when it arrives to me. Otherwise, I assess $25/hour to prep for quilting.