Welcome to Log Cabin Quilting and Sewing StudioWelcome to Log Cabin Quilting and Sewing Studio
Tips for the best quilting results
Backing should be larger than your quilt top
If you supply your own batting, it should be larger than your quilt top
Press your quilt
You will have several choices to make when you drop off your quilt
See additional information below!
Make sure your backing is at least 4" larger on all 4 sides than your quilt top. This allows me enough fabric to attach the backing to my frame and quilt all the way to the edge of your quilt.
If you need to seam your backing, I will need to load the backing so that the seam runs parallel with my frame rails (horizontal). If loaded with the seam going vertical (wrapped around my frame rail), there is no way to not get tucks/pleats in the back. I find the best way to seam backing is to use at least 5/8" seam (be sure to cut off salvage) and then press the seam open, be sure to use a SMALL stitch so the seam does not come open as the quilt is used and laundered! Seamed backings are more difficult to work with so an additional handling charge may be added! If you have any special expectations about which direction seams should be in relation to the quilt top, please be sure to let me know! I highly recommend backing that does not require seams!
I have 3 types of batting available, Hobbs 80/20, Warm & Natural 100% cotton and Polyester. I buy in bulk and sell it to you for about the same as you would be able to get with a coupon at a discount store (I charge by the inch, so sometimes is much less than what you would have paid!)
If you supply your own batting, it also needs to be larger than the quilt top (same size as backing).
Please give your quilt top a good press, preferably from the front, take care that there are no tucks/folds around the seams (by pressing from the front, you are more likely to catch these). Tucks will most likely be quilted in, or could get caught on the foot of my machine and cause a tear. If you want me to press your quilt there will be a $10 charge for up to twin size, $15 for Double - King size.
If you have very thick seams (where several points come together), iron them open to create less bulk. If my machine hits a bump where these seams come together, it will create uneven stitches.
All over (edge to edge) designs start at $0.0175 per square inch ($50 minimum)
Adding custom borders to an edge to edge design starts at $0.03 per square inch (charged for the entire quilt size).
Custom designs (each block quilted with block design) start at $0.05 per square inch.
Stitch in the ditch starts at $0.05 per square inch.
You will have your choice of 1000's of quilting designs (I have provided PDF's available for you to download below). Think about what type of design you would like on your quilt, if you're not sure, I'm happy to suggest what I think would look good on your quilt!
An example of custom quilting
Download and browse these design catalogs. These designs are all in my library and available to be stitched on your quilt.