Professional Longarm Machine Quilting
T-Shirt Quilt Finishing Services
Before we started T-Shirt Quilts a little over 13 years ago, we provided long-arm quilting services for quilters who had pieced their quilt top and wanted it professionally machine quilted. We offer the same service for you if you have pieced those t-shirts together and are not sure what to do next.
We offer as little or as much help that you need. Finishing your quilt might include any or all of the following steps:
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You have cut and possibly stabilized the t-shirts. We can take those and make a quilt that you will be proud to have. We would then quilt it, and finish it with binding.
Borders are one or more strips of fabric that goes around the body of the quilt.
You've pieced the quilt top, but maybe it needs just a little something to finish it up. The answer might be a border (or two) that coordinates with the theme of the quilt.
Batting is the middle layer of a quilt. We carry Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting. We use this in most of the quilts we quilt. Of course, you can provide your own batting and it should be at least 8-10 inches larger than the quilt top. If we provide the batting we add 6" to the width of the quilt. The charge would be calculated at width plus 6" times .29 inch. (For example 60" wide plus 6=66 x .29* = $19.14 for the batting.)
Quilting is the stitching method that holds the three layers (Top/Batting/Backing) together. We have T-Shirt Quilt special pricing when using our generic meander (Crazy Puzzle) at .0175 per square inch. We use an industrial longarm quilting machine to quilt your quilt. With the Intelliquilter computerized system, you get pleasant, consistant and even stitching that makes your quilt ready to use for a lifetime.
Backing is the bottom layer of the quilt. This fabric is usually 100% cotton. Sometimes a nice flannel is used for the back. Other fabrics that are use but won't make your quilt turn out as nice are solid color fabrics, sheets, minkee, or fleece. You can provide your own backing, or select from over 700 bolts of fabric that we have in our shop. Read more about Backing Fabric.
If you piece the backing for the quilt, it should be be at least 6" wider and 6" longer than your quilt top. We need to have this extra fabric in order to load the layers on our long arm quilting machine. More on Backing Fabric.
Binding is the final step that finishes of the raw edges of the quilt sandwich (quilt top, batting and quilt back). We use a double-fold binding technique to finish the edges. When done right it blends in with the backing, however, you can use a contrasting fabric for another design element.
Whether you have a t-shirt quilt in partially finished or want us to do the entire project. You can count on us to get your quilt finished and ready for you to use for years and years to come.
Return shipping and handling is $25* via USPS Priority mail anywhere in the lower 48 states. Sorry, Alaska and Hawaii - we might have to adjust the price.
In the Great State Of Texas, return shipping is $15.*
Of course, if you are in the Houston area, you are more than welcome to drop off and pick up your quilt in the shop.
*Pricing valid until 12/31/2018.
To learn more about having a quilt made from your tee shirts, download our free T-Shirt Quilt Buyer's Guide. Learn about what to look for when you are ordering a t-shirt quilt.