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Live outside the Seattle Puget Sound area
              Mail your quilt. Call for instructions.
Home-bound or over 80 years old
             Free pickup and drop off within 15 miles of Bothell.

 iLongarmQuilt

by Karen King, Bothell WA
serving the Puget Sound Area

General Information & Tips

How much binding fabric do I need?

  • Measure the Quilt Top length and width.  
  • Determine amount fabric required: [(Length+Width) x 2] + 15" = Total Linear Inches
  • With the above calculation result, see the chart below for fabric requirements.

  • 132" requires 1/4 yard
  • 202" requires 3/8 yard
  • 272" requires 1/2 yard
  • 342" requires 5/8 yard
  • 412" requires 3/4 yard
  • 482" requires 7/8 yard
  • 552" requires 1 yard



How many quilt blocks do I need to make my quilt?

Twin Size Quilt
Block Size     Across x Down     Total Blocks     Finished Size
     12"                  6 x 9                       54               72"x108"
     15"                  5 x 7                       35               75"x105"
     16"                  5 x 7                       35               80"x112"
     18"                  4 x 8                       24               72"x108"

Full Size Quilt
Block Size     Across x Down     Total Blocks     Finished Size
     12"                  8 x 9                       72               96"x108"
     15"                  6 x 7                       42               90"x105"
     16"                  6 x 7                       42               96"x112"
     18"                  5 x 6                       30               90"x108"

Queen Size Quilt
Block Size     Across x Down     Total Blocks     Finished Size
     12"                  8 x 9                       72               96"x108"
     15"                  6 x 7                       42               90"x105"
     16"                  6 x 7                       42               96"x112"
     18"                  5 x 6                       30               90"x108"

King Size Quilt
Block Size     Across x Down     Total Blocks     Finished Size
     12"                  9 x 10                     90              108"x120"
     15"                  7 x 8                       56              105"x120"
     16"                  7 x 7                       49              112"x112"
     18"                  6 x 6                       38              108"x108"

TIPS


Can't find a Quilting Pattern on my site that fits your quilt?  Check out these websites and let me know what pattern you would like for your quilt.  Do Not Purchase the pattern... Just send me an email with the name of the website and name of the pattern.(Extra fee is for cost of pattern only...no mark-up.)  


   Intelligent Quilting

   Quits Complete

   Urban Elementz

   The Quilters Quilter

   Quilt Recipes   

   It's a Quilt Thing!

   Lorien Quillting


Spray starch or Sizing gives incredible results!  It helps control fabric while cutting, sewing, and pressing.  If you have trouble with wavy borders, uneven blocks, bias cuts, or just want a truly 'perfect' result...use starch or sizing.


If possible, quilt backing seams that are horizontal rather vertical are easier to handle on the quilt frame.  However, don't change your design to suit horizontal seams...I can quilt it and get good results whichever way the seams run.


When piecing your quilt back, cut off the salvage edges in the seam area. Salvage edges have a much tighter weave and can cause puckering if left in the quilt.


Darker stray threads can appear beneath lighter-colored fabric in the quilting process.  To keep these threads in place, extra starch or sizing can help them stay in place.


Using a store-bought blanket?  Wash and use fabric softener to eliminate static (avoiding sparks around the longarm machine).  Also, trim off hemming on the sides of the blanket (avoiding uneven feed).  You may use a store-bought sheet; however, they are tightly woven and will have occasional skipped stitches.