Quilt Preparation

Quilt Preparation

Every quilt top is unique and tells a story. We will work with your creation and choose a quilting design that will complement your work.

  • Please iron your top. While ironing, check top for holes, cuts, loose threads in seams etc. Please correct as necessary. If you want us to iron the top, there will be a $10.00 charge.
  • Make sure backing is at least 6 inches longer and 6 inches wider than the quilt top (this allows for a 3 inch margin all around).
  • Mark the top of the quilt so we will know which way the quilting pattern should run. If the backing has a top and bottom, please mark that also.
  • Removing selvedge when piecing the back will help prevent puckering of the back when quilted.
  • Complete the quilting order worksheet and enclose it in your shipment. Payment made by Visa, MasterCard or check. Please make checks payable to Barnyard Quilting. Full payment is expected before your quilt is picked up or returned.
  • Package your materials carefully for shipment. You may deliver your quilt top (please call for an appointment) or ship it by either the U.S. Postal Service or by UPS. Please insure your package. We recommend USPS Priority Mail with “delivery confirmation” as it is inexpensive and provides a toll free number to call; enabling you to check on the date and time your quilt arrives at Barnyard Quilting.
  • For a list of our prices please click here.

Please note the normal turnaround time for quilting is 4 to 6 weeks. There will be an up charge for quilts requested to be done earlier than the normal turnaround time.