Let Me Quilt for You




The most cost and time effective way to complete your quilt is an all over design. These work well for quilts that have simple piecing and are going to be used and hopefully loved by the grandkids, neighbours and friends. An all over design can work well for a quilt that you have made as gift, or one of those quilts that has piecing you are not proud of.

Custom quilting comes into action with such quilts as samplers, English Paper Pieced, block by block (Block of the Months) and stitchery quilts. These have all taken more time and care to make than a quilt with simple piecing. These quilts need to really shine! Maybe this quilt is intended for a wedding, an anniversary, welcoming a special new baby, or just one you are darn proud of!

Quilting in the ditch and special designs will really make these quilts into heirlooms. The saying goes: “Quilting makes the quilt.”

I offer what I call a 'Full Quiltme Service' where not only will I quilt your quilt to your liking, but I will piece backings, make, attach and hand stitch your binding in place. Labels can also be made, from something simple to something more elaborate.


A few tips before sending your quilt to me.
A square quilt is a happy quilt.
Please measure your quilt before adding sashing and borders and cut to these measurements, wavy quilts are often impossible to 'quilt out'! Please see this link for great tips on how to attach sashings and  borders.
 http://quiltville.blogspot.co.nz/2005/06/border-hints.html
https://youtu.be/C_SEZo6hEBI
                                                   

Trim all threads, you don't want any dark threads lurking around,      these are especially visible under light fabrics.
Pieced backings: remove selvedges on any seams, (selvedges on the outer edges can remain as these give me a straight edge) 1/2” seam and press OPEN.
Backing & batting (which I can supply if you wish) needs to be at least 8" larger than the quilt top. Please NO CALICO for backings.
Here is a link to a wonderful explanation on why I need a minimum of 8" larger than the quilt top for backing: http://andicrafts.me/ask-the-longarmer-backing-batting/


As each quilt is unique, so also is the price! Please contact me for an obligation free quote.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Leanne I have given your name to two friends from invercargill they may be in touch about costing and courier costs from your neck of the woods

    ReplyDelete