|How To Commission a Quilt:
- Contact the quilter via email
with your commission request.
- Discuss your needs with the
- The quilter will send you
an email with a list of all the choices that have
been agreed upon along with the price and completion
- You will then let the quilter
know, via email, that you agree to it.
- Once agreed upon, 50% of
the price is due immediately. (This covers the cost
There can be no refunds once the first payment
has been made because the quilter will have already
begun work on the quilt commission.
- The remaining 50% is due
upon completion of the quilt.
Once payment has been received and cleared by the
bank (for example) the quilt will be immediately mailed
to the buyer.
- All quilts that are mailed
must go by insured and trackable post or courier depending
upon your choice of methods.
The cost of shipping and insurance will be added to
the price of the quilt commission.
|About Quilting Services
|Clients are asked:
trim all threads and any excess fabric from their
- to press seams as flat as
- to sew a stay stitch around
the outside edge to stabilize the quilt.
- to square the back which
must be at least three inches larger than the top
on each side and no larger than 116 inches wide.
- to send batting which is
the same size as the backing but not attached. However,
it is preferable to purchase the batting through the
longarmer where possible as it saves on shipping charges.
- to choose machine quilting
thread if they plan to send the threads to be used.
Many longarm quilters prefer to use their own thread.
- not to use sheets as backings.
- not to send used fabric.
- to be sure all fabrics are
- to remove all pet hair which
- choose only bonded varieties
of polyester batting, if polyester is their choice.
- to include the original wrapper
for the batting they are sending because their quilting
- to discuss all of their needs
and choices with the longarm quilter beforehand.
- to specify the type of quilting
- The criteria listed above are general and do not
apply to every longarm quilter.
- It is best to discuss everything before the work
starts so that client and quilter understand exactly
what is requested.
- There can be no refunds because of the setting
up and all work involved.