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Uptown Blanco

Textile Studio

Thank you for entrusting your quilt top to us for longarm quilting. For a quality finished result, please follow our guidelines.

Preparing Your Quilt Top

  • Press all seams as you are piecing your top.  If they do not lay flat this will cause folds and bunching on the top of your quilt.
  • Clip all loose/long thread tails on the front quilt top.  Dark threads may shadow under lighter fabrics so check the backside of quilt top for long threads.
  • Puckers, tucks, and fullness cannot be quilted out.
  • Remove all pins.
  • If the quilt top is directional or you have a side you would like as "top" of quilt, mark the top with a safety pin and piece of paper.
  • Press the top from the front side, taking care not to stretch and distort.
  • Your quilt should be as square as possible.  We will center and square the top to the machine and back fabric.  We take every effort to keep your top straight by following the lines of your quilt top.
  • Make sure that all seams are securely sewn. It is recommended that you "stay stitch" the outside edge of your quilt 1/8" away from the edge, or at least at the seams. This step is not necessary if you have a solid border as the outer-most edge of the quilt

Backing for Your Quilt

  • Backing needs to be 8-10" larger than the quilt top. For example, a 60" x 60" top would have a backing that is at least 68" x 68”.
  • The additional backing is needed to be pinned to the canvas leaders on the longarm frame so that we can stitch off for a true edge to edge design.
  • If seaming your backing, it may help to shorten your stitch length and use at least a ½” seam width.  Press the seam open.
  • Please, no sheets as backing.

Batting for Your Quilt

  • We sell Hobbs Heirloom 100% cotton and 80/20 batting by the yard. Batting purchased at the Textile Studio is to be paid for at the time the quilt top is brought in.
  • Customers may provide their own batting, please make sure that it is of good quality.
  • Batting needs to be 4-6” wider and longer than the quilt top. For example a 60” x 60” quilt top needs batting that is at least 64” x 64”.

Thread for Your Quilt

  • We supply a variety of thread colors with the cost of the thread included in the price of quilting.  We use Superior So Fine and Omni thread. If you provide your own thread there is not a reduction in price.
  • You may choose to use a different color for the bobbin. If a differentbobbin thread is chosen, you may see very small thread dots on the top of the quilt due to the bobbin thread coming up, it is not due to incorrect tension, it is the locking of the stitches together.  They usually disappear after the quilt is washed and dried.

Selecting the Quilting Design for your Quilt

  • We provide a computerized edge-to-edge design.
  • When you bring in your quilt allow time to sit with one of the Textile Studio staff to determine the design pattern.

Our Longarm Quilting Payment Policies

  • There is a minimum quilting fee of $40 regardless of size.
  • You will be notified via phone when your quilt is ready for pick-up. Please ensure that we have your current telephone number on file.
  • A quilt will not be released to you until payment has been made in full. Uptown Blanco Textile Studio accepts all major credit cards, check and cash. If a quilt is not paid for and picked up within 60 days of completion, it will become the property of Uptown Blanco Textile Studio.

Uptown Blanco Textile Studio has the right to refuse longarm quilting services should the top be overly puckered, in poor condition, has seams coming apart, or if the requested quilting design is one that we determine that we cannot provide. We do not trim the excess batting and backing after completing the quilting.