Quilt Prep Instructions
Below is our Quilt Prep Instructions. Please follow them accordingly so there will be no extra charges made. Please fill out the Long Arm Quilting Request Form and we will send you a invoice via Paypal in which you must purchase it before I've started on your quilt. I will not start quilting until I have received a payment. Filling out the request form indicates you are ready to ship your quilt. Please ship within 1 - 2 days after you have received your invoice.
Turn Around Time 2 - 3 weeks:
In order to keep things moving, please be available by email, I will be sending you photo(s) of the threads you have selected to make sure it is what you'll love. This will make the process go smoothly and quickly in which you will receive your quilt in no time.
How to prepare your quilt top:
- Make sure your seams are secure and have been pressed flat. While loading the quilt on our machine, if there is a seam that is undone, we will use painters tape to mark the area, we still will quilt it, once you receive your quilt back you will see where it is marked with tap so you can fix it. A quilt top that is a bit wrinkly from mailing is acceptable, but a quilt top that has hard creases in it will be an additional charge of $15 as a pressing fee. (If this needs to be done, you will receive a notification by email informing you. We will not continue services until we have received a response in which you where informed and accept. If denied we will return your quilt as well as a refund BUT shipping charges will occur.)
- If your quilt top and backing have a designated top and bottom, please mark them clearly and add in the additional notes on the order form.
- Please do not baste, pin, assemble and/or add adhesive to your quilt in any way.
If you are sending your own batting:
- Make sure to leave a Minimum of 4 inches on each side. Larger is acceptable. (Example: If your quilt top is 40" x 60", your batting would need to measure 48" x 68")
- If you are using prepackaged batting, you may leave it in the package for me to handle.
- Excessively batting will need to be trimmed down. We will trim at no extra charge.
- We do NOT accept pieced batting. Batting must remain one whole piece.
How to prepare your own backing:
- Make sure to leave a Minimum of 4 - 6 inches on each side. (Example: If your quilt top is 40" x 60", your backing would need to measure 48" x 68" or 52" x 72")
- We do accept pieced backing but please make note if you have a specific way you would like your backing seam to lay.
- We do accept wide backings. Please trim down to appropriate size.
- We do NOT accept fleece or minky backing at this time.
Quilts we do NOT accept:
- At this time we will not accept heirloom quilts.
- At this time we will not accept any fleece or minky quilts.
- At this time we will not accept embroidered quilts.
- At this time we will not accept embellishments quilts. (Metallic fabrics is acceptable!)
- Mail your quilt to 9009 Clearwood Path, Universal City, Texas 78148
- We HIGHLY recommend to get tracking for all quilts being shipped. Quilts are irreplaceable and are very special to you. We also recommend to use signature confirmation and/or additional insurance as you see fit. Lets Quilt Something cannot be responsible for packages we do not receive.
- If we have not received your quilt within 2 weeks from your long arm quilting purchase, we will contact you regarding the whereabouts of your quilt, so please be ready to ship upon placing your order.
- If we have received a quilt WITHOUT a long arm quilting invoice paid, we will hold until we do so. If we do not hear from the owner of the quilt within 3 weeks since we've received it, the quilt will become property of Lets Quilt Something.
Please double check the sizing of your batting and backing.
When I receive your quilt in the mail, I assume that it is ready to be loaded as is and quilted.
This will make the process move much smoother and keep our turnaround time current.
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