Quilting Services

If you have completed quilt tops that you would like to finally get off your UFO (Un-Finished Object) list, out of the cupboard and gifted to a loved on, or yourself, then I can help you!

I do allover, edge-to-edge patterns using my Handi Quilter Infinity and ProStitcher.  Designs can be tailored to the style of your quilt and the tastes of the recipient.  I charge R0.17 per square inch (around R260 per square meter).  You need to supply your own backing and batting (or buy from those that I have available) and I will supply the thread.

Alternatively, for those really special projects, I can do custom quilting for you on my Handi Quilter Amara 20.  This is a more time intensive option.  You will get a breath taking end result but you do need to plan ahead as I have a waiting list of several months.  I charge per hour, so send me a picture or two of your quilt top so I can give you a quote for your dream custom quilting.  Again, you need to supply the backing and batting, or you can buy from me.

Contact me on +27 (0)82 562 5983 or clairewallace1602@gmail.com

Preparation Check list

I really want you to love your finished quilt.  Please help me to achieve this by considering the following when preparing your quilt for quilting:

  • Press your quilt top well. Press the seams in a consistent direction and make sure the top and backing lay flat
  • Join backing fabric and batting if necessary
  • Square up your backing fabric
  • If your quilt top and/or backing fabric has a top and bottom please mark these
  • Remove loose threads from the front of your quilt top to prevent them being quilted in
  • Remove loose threads from the back of the quilt top, especially dark threads which can show through to the front of the quilt
  • Make sure the backing fabric and batting are 4-6 inches bigger than the quilt top on all sides
  • Make sure your borders lay flat and are not wavy. Ripples cannot be quilted out and may result in tucks and pleats
  • Remember that quilting will draw in your quilt top so it will end up smaller than when you finished piecing it. The more quilting the more it will ‘shrink’.