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Quilt FYI - Questions/Answers

Quilting Rubies specializes in computer guided as well as free motion quilting with an efficient turn-around time. My style is broad and I have a good eye for details/design. You will find that excellent communication is one of my favorite pastimes!

Here's some helpful tips and answers to frequent questions. 

Preparing Your Quilt Top and Backing

- Make sure you have squared your quilt top and backing.

- Your backing should be 3-4" larger than your quilt top on all sides. For example, if your quilt top

is 50" x 70" your backing should be at least 56" x 76".

- If you will be piecing your backing, make sure the seam can be oriented HORIZONTALLY when loaded onto the longarm. Wide back material is an excellent (often cheapest!) choice for larger quilts. 

- Iron the quilt top and bottom so that all seams are laying flat.

- There is no need to pin or baste your quilt top to the back or batting. 

- If your quilt top or backing has a top or bottom, please mark this.

- Remove loose threads - these can often show through the finished quilt.

- Fullness, puckers, and uneven borders will not magically disappear during the longarm quilting process. I will do my best to work with these potential issues, but may not be able to alleviate them. Additional charges may incur.

And finally...

- I can accept a quilt that is up to 120" in width. A king-sized quilt is usually between 100-120".

- Current turnaround time is no more than THREE WEEKS.

- Pricing varies depending on the quilting style you chose - see my PRICING page.

- My studio is smoke free.

- My studio is located in central Maine in the quaint town of FARMINGTON. We can meet in person, contact free drop off/pick up, or mail in.

- Mail your quilt top and backing by sending it through your favorite mail carrier. USPS Priority comes with $50 insurance. We can discuss how you would prefer for me to return your finished quilt.

- No deposit is necessary - payment in full is required upon completion.

- I accept payments via Venmo, Cash App, cash/check.

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