I have a Gammill Vision quilting machine on a 14 foot frame.
Edge-to-edge quilting, also called Pantograph quilting is a quilting design that covers the entire quilt, regardless of quilt pattern, borders or sashings. The pattern is repeated across each row and from the head to the foot of the quilt. This type of quilting is budget-minded and an excellent choice for quilts that will be loved and used.
I can fit all sizes on my frame, even king size in width and the length of the quilt does not matter as it will be wound on the rollers of the machine.
Your backing and batting must be 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top measurements. This allows for the side clamps to hold the quilt in place while the machine stitches and allows for the machine to stitch close to the edges without hitting the clamps. It is better to have too much backing & batting than not enough. To avoid puckering, I recommend that selvages be avoided in the seams of a quilt back.
That depends somewhat on the quilting design that you choose. Fullness in a quilt top is best “disguised” by selecting a design that meanders over the whole quilt without crossing over itself. Another suggestion might be to use to use a higher loft batting.
The backing of your quilt will be pinned to a zipper attached to the head and foot ends of the quilting machine. The batting is placed on the backing, then the quilt top on top of the batting. The top is held in place by basting to the backing and batting. It is important that the backing and batting be 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top to allow room for the clamps that hold the quilt in place on the sides. It is a good idea to stay stitch a scant quarter-inch around the outer edge of your quilt top to prevent seams from coming unstitched.
Batting is a personal preference, but for infant and children quilts I suggest 100 % cotton batting. Our selection varies from time to time, but usually offer 80% cotton/20% poly blend, 100% poly, 100% cotton, or 100% wool. Cotton battings “breathe” and are somewhat heavier, while polyester batting is lighter weight and tend to be warmer because it does not “breathe” like cotton. Wool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer because of its breathability. Prices vary as do the width of each batting, so please consider those issues when selecting a batting. You may supply your own batting if you prefer.
If you want your quilt binding applied before it is returned, you must provide adequate binding fabric. Binding is machine stitched to the top and then hand stitch it to the back. If you prefer, I can stitch it to the top and you can do the handwork, please see my pricing page for details and I’m happy to discuss this with you
The quilting charge includes the actual machine quilting only. All services, quilting styles and extras offered are charged individually so you can be in control of the cost as much as possible.
Yes absolutely, If posting your quilt, I recommend using Registered mail via Australia Post. You will be advised by email or phone when your quilt has been completed. If you need it to be returned by post, this will also be done via Australian Post & sent Registered Post. This will be charged at cost plus any packaging fee, you will be provided a tracking number.
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