Your quilt top will be finished using a using either a Statler Stitcher or a hand-guided longarm quilting machine. Before you know it you will be enjoying a finished quilt rather than seeing that unfinished top in your sewing room or closet.
How do I prepare my quilt?
Longarm Rental Program
Burlington Electric Quilters offers both hand or computer guided longarm quilting machine rentals in addition to quilting for customers. If you’ve never used a longarm, never fear! Take the Introduction to Longarm Quilting class, reserve your studio block time and you’re ready to quilt.
Louise is available to help you as needed. If you are already an experienced longarm quilter, contact Louise to discuss whether the prerequisite class will be required before reserving studio block times.
Frequent Rental Program
We appreciate your business and offer a Frequent Rental Program. For every 24 hours of Studio Blocks on the Plus, Vision and Statler Stitcher, you earn a free 4-hour block.
Do you plan on coming to Burlington Electric Quilters on a regular basis? Becoming a BEQ subscriber allows you to purchase blocks of time, which qualifies you for a lower hourly rate. Purchase 3 4-hour blocks for $216, or 3 8-hour blocks for $400. Subscriptions expire 6 months from the date of purchase.
- Give your quilt a good pressing to flatten all seams and remove wrinkles.
- Cut away all loose threads to prevent them from “shadowing” through your quilt top.
- Square backing in both directions.
- Remove selvages from the middle of the backing. They may be left along the sides.
- Backing and batting must be at least 6 – 8 inches longer and wider than the quilt top.
- Do not pin or baste backing batting and top together.
Try to ensure your quilt top is flat and square when it is delivered for quilting. Many ripples and wavy borders cannot be corrected in the quilting process.