Let me finish that unfinished quilt for you, using my Gammill Quilting Machines
No Basting Required Edge To Edge Meandering Free Form
Custom Separate Blocks & Borders Circles Baptist Fans
100s 0f Patterns to Choose from
How to Present Your "Machine Ready" Quilt
Neat Quilting can be achieved if the quilt top is 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. I will do my best, but quilt tops with these problems may still have the problems after quilting is complete.
Backing should be cut on straight grain and 3-4 larger than quilt top.
Like most machine quilters, I calculate my fee by multiplying the "measured" size of the quilt top, in square feet by the relevant charge in of the quilting style chosen in $ per square foot. The various styles of quilting are charged at different rates as in the table below. The example below shows my 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 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 and the quoted pricing.
Charge Calculation Example:
In this example we have a quilt top measuring 80 x 90 inches and we wish to have a continuous/edge to edge quilting style....
1 sq ft = 144 sq in
80 x 90 = 7200 sq inches
7200 sq in/144 sq in = 50 sq ft
50 sq ft x $3.50 = $175.00
All Over Meandering This is a larger sized stippling-type of stitching used over the entire quilt face. The pattern of the actual quilt top is not taken into consideration in the placement of this design.
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.
All-Over Patterns This is a repeating pattern of your choice that starts at the top of the quilt and goes in rows to the bottom. I will try to place the rows as closely as possible to get the best effect. Some of our favourites are Roses, Leaves and Feather Meander.
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 its fullest potential. This is also required for most quilt shows.
Feathers Open feathers have a space in between the individual feathers, closed do not. Freehand feathers can be either or even both.
Stippling This is usually a very small filling stitch used to flatten the area behind the main quilting design to enhance or make it stand out more distinctly from the background.
In-The-Ditch This puts the stitching as closely as possible into the seams of the quilt blocks. It is the slowest type of stitching, especially when the blocks or pattern have diagonal seam lines.