We would be happy to help you finish your quilts!
Our Longarm Services
We will help you choose the perfect design and thread to compliment your hard work. Feel free to drop off your quilts anytime during normal business hours and our staff will walk you through the simple decision process.
Please make the following Quilt Preparations prior to dropping off your top.
- Please stay stitch 1/8” from the edge on the outside off your top to provide stability.
- Press your top the flatter your quilt seams the smoother the quilting will be.
- Trim any loose threads, dog ears, or uneven edges. This will help make sure the do not show through your quilt top in the lighter areas.
- Lay out your quilt at home to make sure that it lies flat. If your top does not lie flat it may end up with ripples, pleats, or extra puffiness when quilted. – See tips below on how to keep your quilt top flat.
- If your quilt is directional, pin a note indicating the top.
- If you are bringing your own batting, please make sure it is about 6-inches longer and wider than your quilt top. You can get batting from us we carry Quilter’s Dream in Cotton, Poly, and Wool.
We have a variety of edge-to-edge quilt designs to choose from along with a wide selection of thread colors - including solids and variegated choices. We also offer extra services such as piecing your quilt backs, trimming your quilts, and binding your finished quilts.
Our turn-around time is usually less than 30 days and, if you have a definite "need by" date, we are happy to work with you to meet your deadline at no extra charge.
We would love to work with you - drop by and see us or call with any questions (507-764-4088).
We appreciate your business!
Tips to keep your Quilt Top Flat
- Square up your blocks as you go – Take the time during piecing to square up your blocks to the appropriate size. This always makes a flatter quilt. When there are different sizes and forced together, they will usually create fullness and that may or may not be able to be quilted out.
- Usually, the biggest culprit that causes extra ripples and puffiness on a quilt top are the borders. If your borders are too long for your quilt center, they can flare and ripple and they may even require pleats to be added during the quilting process.
- Measure the top vertically in 3 places (both side and the center). Cut borders to the average of these 3 measurements.
- Once you have cut your border measure the middle of the quilt and the border placing RST and pin at that point. After pinning the center pin the ends and keep pinning working your way back to the center.
- Sew Borders onto quilt top.
- Repeat for top and bottom borders.
- Pressing – A well pressed quilt top lies flat and quilts better. Stick to Pressing and not ironing. Moving the iron can stretch your fabric and distort its shape. Starching your fabric can also help to stabilize it so it is less likely to stretch out of shape.