Prepping Your Quilt

• Cut and remove all excess thread on both sides of the quilt top and backing.

• Press the quilt top & backing, and also the batting if necessary.

• Both the batting and backing should measure 6-8" longer and wider than the quilt top; e.g., the batting and backing for a 90”x108” top must measure at least 96”x114” but preferably 98"x116"

• Trim all quilt top edges even & indicate the top with a safety pin.

• Secure all edge seams -- tension from the frame will pull edge seams open if they are not secured.

• Square up the backing -- if your backing is not square it will not roll up properly, causing sags and puckers that are unavoidable.

• If the backing needs to be pieced, cut off selvages if there are any, and sew together with a 1/2” seam allowance. VERY IMPORTANT – make sure all backing seams are ironed open.

• Don’t baste your quilt in any way.

• Wait to add all embellishments (buttons, charms, pins, etc.) until after the quilt has been quilted.

• Pin a label indicating the “top” of the quilt front and back.

• No sheets or drapery linings for backings.

Short on time?

Quilt preparation services, available at $20/hour, include pressing, mending, squaring up backings & batting, trimming threads, and other services.

Edge to Edge (Pantograph) begins at $0.015 / sq. inch (Minimum charge is $60)

A single pattern is used on the entire quilt top (including borders) from left to right / top to bottom. A variety of designs are available.

Semi-Custom begins at $0.025 / sq. inch (Min. $70) A custom look is achieved using a single pattern in the center of the quilt, while a different distinct treatment is given to the border. Additional charges apply for multiple borders that you want treated individually.

Custom begins at $0.035/sq. inch (Min. $90.00) Choose from a variety of pattern designs to enhance your quilt and emphasize specific elements, including blocks, sashing, multiple borders, and corners.

*All prices include the use of 1 solid color thread. A charge of $2 is added for each additional color change and $8-10 (depending on quilt size) for variegated thread.

Other Services

Binding applied by machine: (customer provides binding ready to be applied) $0.150/linear inch on front or back only $0.30/linear inch on front and back

Seam Backing: $10 per seam to stitch Basting: $.008/sq. inch (Min $45) Sleeve: $.25/linear inch – machine sewn on top edge, customer supplies fabric & finishes sewing down.

Quilt Preparation: $20/hour

Longarm services

Longarm Pricing* & Options

about us

The best way to guarantee your satisfaction with your finished quilt is to bring well-prepared backings, battings, and quilt tops. See "Prepping your quilt" below for suggestions. Quilt preparation service is also available.

2177 Airport Road

Binghamton, NY 13905

Quilter's Dream Batting is available for purchase by the yard

Quilter’s Dream blend 70/30 cotton / poly, Select (mid-loft) Baby / craft, 61" wide $8

Queen, 93" wide $10.50

King, 122" wide $14

Quilter's Dream Poly

Baby / craft, 61" wide $6.50

Queen, 93" wide $8.50

King, 122" wide $11

Quilter's Dream 100% Cotton Select (mid -loft), Natural

Baby / craft, 61" wide $9.50

Queen, 93" wide $12

King, 122" wide $15

All longarm service and batting prices are subject to change.