Archive for July, 2009

There are many different styles of Long Arm Machine Quilting Patterns, here is a sample of just a few Long Arm Machine Quilting Patterns…

Edge to Edge – This is a repeating pattern of your own choice that starts at the top of the quilt and goes in rows to the bottom.  We place the rows as closely as possible to get the best effect.

Custom – When you need the quilting patterns to fit specific areas like the blocks and borders, this calls for customising the designs to enhance the quilt to it’s fullest potential including using stencils, paper patterns, stitch in the ditch and cross hatching.

In The Ditch – This puts the stitching as closely as possilbe into the seams of the quilt blocks.  It is the slowest type of stitching – especially when the blocks or pattern have diagonal seam lines.

Circles – Are placed over blocks going from small to large at regular intervals.  Very pleasing on many types of quilts.

Baptist Fans – Are made of concentric arcs placed from the bottom to the top of the quilt in an even fashion. This is an old fashioned design that goes especially well over all types of quilts.


Baptist Fans

Custom

Edge to Edge

Stitch In The Ditch

Quilting Magic | Calculate Fees for Professional Machine QuiltingMost machine quilters charge by the size of the quilt top combined with the sytle of quilting requested.  The various styles of quilting are charged at different rates.  Our example shows our usual pricing for an All-Over-Pattern.

First measure your quilt top to find the length and width in inches.  Since every machine and every quilter will sew a slightly different quarter inch seam, you must actually measure your quilt top instead of relying on the finished measurements given in your pattern.  The first step is to multiply your length in inches times your width in inches.  Then follow the formula below substituting your dimensions…

Square feet = 80″ x 90″ = 7200 sq. inches

7200 sq. inches ÷ 144 sq.inches = 50 sq. feet

Once you have your measurement – give us a call so we can give you a quote for our Professional Machine Quilting Service.

Ph:  07 3824 4351  or  Mobile:  0421 999 952

Quilting Magic Longarm Machine Quilter | Quilting ServiceHints For Better Longarm Machine Quilting

Neat quilting can be achieved if the quilt top and backing are straight to begin with.  Always cut fabric on the straight grain to ensure a straight edge.

Do not baste or pin your quilt together.

Fullness and puckers pieced into the quilt top cannot necessarily be quilted out.  We will do our best, but quitl tops with these problems may still have the problems after quilting is completed.

Backing should be cut on straight grain and 3-4 inches larger than the quilt top.

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