NICE TO KNOW…

 

I have a wide selection of threads to choose from. 

I also have Quilter’s Dream 80/20 poly blend, Quilter's Dream wool and Warm n Natural cotton batting that I will supply for $8 per yard, which is 96"-108" wide. I always give you any leftovers for your stash.

I’ll trim your quilt at no charge after quilting.  If you would rather do this yourself, please let me know. Again, I return all pieces to you.

If you have a specific quilt design in mind, and I don’t have it in my collection (I have hundreds of designs to choose from) I can order them online for you.  

If you want me to choose your thread color and quilt design for you, I’ll be happy to do so.

 

 

BITS AND PIECES

DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH “WAVY” BORDERS?

Many quilts today don’t have borders at all.  Of course, that eliminates the problem of borders that can get ‘wavy’ and it can ruin the look of an otherwise beautiful quilt.  But some quilts just lend themselves to a nice border and when we do have them, we want to be sure they fit the quilt well.

Here are some things that can help you with this common border problem:

  1. Make sure your top is perfectly square.  This doesn’t mean only square quilts!  It just means you want to be sure your corners are at 90 degree angles and measure the same all across the sides and again across the top and bottom.
  2. With this measurement, cut your side border pieces. (I put my borders on side-side-top-bottom, but that’s just me.)  Pin to the side of your quilt.  Stitch and press. Repeat for the other side.
  3. Keep in mind that your top/bottom measurements now include your side borders.  Cut them to size, pin, stitch and press.  Voila! Your quilt will not have the dreaded ‘wave’ that is the bane of a longarmer’s existence! 
  4. If you have any bias edges, keep in mind they s-t-r-e-t-c-h the more you handle them.