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HOW DO I CALCULATE BINDING?
Measure your quilt width and multiply by 2. Measure your quilt length and multiply by 2. Add those numbers together to get the number of inches you need. Take the number of inches divided by the width of your fabric and that will tell you the number of strips you need. If it is not a whole number, round up to a whole number. If you need to know how much fabric you need then take the number of strips multiplied by 2.5".
HOW DO I PREPARE MY QUILT FOR QUILTING
Schedule a consultation prior to mailing in your quilt to discuss your design needs.
-Remove stray threads and lint.
-Press seams well.
-May consider stay stitching the edges of the quilt (stitching about an eighth of an inch away from the edge of the quilt to prevent seams from pulling apart) especially if there are no borders.
-Measure your quilt and backing fabric in three different places to ensure it's square.
-See information on applying borders if needed.
-Cover your quilt in a plastic bag to prevent soiling during shipping.
-Include backing fabric 8 inches larger in width and length so that it can be put on the longarm frame.
-Include batting or you can purchase batting from Modern Edge Quilting, LLD
-Include binding fabric or make and include binding (see binding section) if you are wanting the binding service.
HOW DO I MAKE TRADITIONAL BINDING?
Traditional 2.5" binding (not cut on the bias unless you have curved quilt edges) is made by first aligning your selvage edges and pressing your fabric well. Line up on your cutting mat and cut 2.5" strips enough for the size of your quilt. If you need help determining how many strips you need see section on how to calculate binding. Sew your binding together with a diagonal seam to avoid unsightly lumps and uneven binding.
HOW DO I APPLY BORDERS?
Measure your quilt on the top middle and bottom horizontally. Use a measurement that is easy to cut and falls in between these measurements. Cut top and bottom pieces to this length. Mark the center of your quilt and center of your border pieces. Pin at edges and in the centers and pin the rest of the border in place and sew. Follow the same procedure for adding the vertical borders. You can do either horizonal or vertical borders first depending on your preference. Applying borders in this manner will allow you quilt to lie flatter and quilt up much nicer.