It is important
that you prepare your quilt top and backing
properly before sending it to Moose Country Quilting.
Do not baste your quilt.
All layers must be separate.
is strongly recommended that you stitch 1/4 inch in from the edge
around the perimeter of the quilt top.
This keeps the seams from "popping" and prevents
stretching when the top is attached to the machine.
Identify the head of the quilt
top and backing with a marked piece of paper attached with a
safety pin if the quilt and/or backing is directional.
If you supply your own quilt
backing, it should be a minimum of 6 inches wider and longer than
the quilt top. Your choice
of backing is very important. Keep
in mind that the thread choice for the quilt top will be the same
for the bottom thread. Patterned
fabrics instead of solid colors work the best.
Make sure all three pieces (quilt
top, backing, and batting) are squared up and selvages removed from
the seam. You may leave
the selvages on if they are on the outside edge of the backing.
Click here for tips on making sure your top is squared
If you supply your own batting,
it should be at least 4" larger on all sides, and it should be
square with straight edges.
Heirloom 80/20 (in stock)
Heirloom Cotton Batting
Dream Select Poly
Dream Select Cotton
batting bought at a quilt store
**Please note that I will NOT quilt on Mountain Mist batting!
The quilt top should be free of
embellishments such as buttons, charms, pins, etc.
Loose threads on the quilt top
and backing should be clipped.
These can cause snags and uneven stitching.
On lighter fabrics, loose threads will show through.
The quilt top should be pressed
with seams going in one direction.
The backing should be ironed with seam allowances pressed
open, using a ½ inch seam. The selvages in the seam allowances should be trimmed
Fabrics that are not 100% cotton
fabric purchased at a fabric store are not recommended.
This includes bed sheets, polyester blends and knits.
They are often the cause of tension problems and unbalanced
stitching. If you want
a seamless backing, there are many lovely fabrics available in wide
I furnish the thread and will
choose a color to compliment your quilt, or you may state your
preference. I use 100%
cotton Signature thread, and have over 80 colors in stock.
I also carry variegated threads.
Please note that I use the same color thread for both the top
and back. I will not
quilt with metallic threads.
you ship your quilt to me, please notify me via e-mail and wait for
confirmation from me before shipping your quilt.
Please place all materials in a plastic bag inside the box to
protect it during shipping and also pin the order form on your
quilt. When I receive your quilt top and materials, I will
notify you immediately by phone or e-mail.
are quilted in the order in which they are received. I will do
everything I can do to work with you if you are in a rush.
If you are in a rush for your quilt to get finished, please
let me know and I will try to accommodate you. There may be an extra rush charge.
You will be charged extra if the
quilt top and/or backing needs to be pressed or pins need to be
removed. If threads
need to be trimmed, an extra fee will be charged as well.
will make every effort to do my best work on your quilt, but please be
aware that the quality of the quilting reflects the quality of the