Quilting Services

I’d really love to help you get more quilts finished!  Some people love to piece quilt tops…I love to quilt them!  So if you don’t want to quilt your own, contact me and I’ll help you out!

I can offer allover patterns which can be customized to your quilt theme and look fantastic, but still be very affordable.  I have a Handi Quilter ProStitcher computerized system which allows patterns to be quilted quickly and accurately all over your quilt.

If you want something really special I can custom quilt for you.  By using different design elements, background fills and border patterns I can really bring out the beauty of your work and make it “WOW!”.  I use a combination of free hand quilting and rulerwork on my Handi Quilter Amara 20 machine.  This is a slower, more expensive option, but will guarantee your quilt is completely unique.  Sometimes, it is so worth choosing to wait a little longer!

I have a selection of backing fabrics (100% cotton in 108 inch wide) available in my studio as well as a variety of different battings for you to choose from, or you can supply your own.

Please contact me to discuss your quilt and see how we can work together to get the perfect result!

clairewallace1602@gmail.com

Mobile +27 (0) 82 562 5983

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’.

Please try to avoid adding embellishments such as buttons and beads until after the quilt is quilted.  They are easy to forget and if the machine foot gets caught on one it could tear your quilt.