Frequently Asked Questions
What is edge-to- edge (E2E) quilting?
Edge-to-edge designs use one color of thread and run continuously, from one edge to the other, over the entire body of the quilt, regardless of blocks, seams, or piecing designs. The designs are digital patterns which are computer guided and can be sized to achieve the desired level of quilting density and scale.
Edge-to-edge quilting offers beautiful all-over quilting, wonderful texture on the surface of the quilt, and is available in numerous designs, including vines, flowers, feathers, and geometric shapes.
Are there size restrictions?
Our BERNINA long-arm quilting machine can accommodate quilt tops ranging in size up to 120” maximum width, with no restrictions on length, and we happily quilt small projects, including crib quilts, and wall quilts.
What’s included in the cost?
Our E2E quilting fees include Aurifil thread, Quilter’s Dream batting, and return shipping (Continental US). Live locally? We’ll give you a $10 gift card to The Old Country Store when you pick up your quilt in person.
How soon will I get my quilt back?
We make every effort to complete your quilt in 2-3 weeks of receipt. If you have a deadline, let us know and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate you.
Who chooses the quilting design?
We have over 50 E2E quilting designs to choose from (with more added frequently). Choose the design that compliments your quilt and suits your style. If you need help, we’re happy to make suggestions.
What about the backing selection?
You have options! Either include 108” wide quilt backing along with your quilt top submission (we will help you calculate the yardage amount to include) or request our team to choose from our extensive selection of 108” wide quilt backings at an additional charge.
Who applies the binding?
If you opt to have us bind your quilt, we will trim the edges after completion of the E2E quilting. Our binding services are “machine/hand” binding. This means we will cut and prepare the binding fabric you provide*, machine sew it onto the front of the quilt, and then hand-stitch it to the back of the quilt, mitering corners and creating a beautiful finished look.
If you opt to complete the binding yourself, you will receive your finished quilt with raw edges intact, ready for you to trim and apply binding.
Our machine/hand binding services cost $0.20 per linear inch. $50 minimum.
*To calculate the yardage needed for binding, take the perimeter of the quilt (the length of all four sides added together) + 12” (for joining start/finish tails) ÷ 42” (fabric width) x 2.5” (width of binding strips) = inches of fabric yardage required.
How shall I prepare my quilt top?
Trim and remove all basting seams, points, and excess threads. Press all seams flat, taking care to make sure the top lies flat and all seams are sewn securely. Square up the quilt top by checking that the top and bottom and the sides are parallel to each other and the corners are 90° angles. Indicate which side is the quilt TOP by attaching a large safety pin to this side.
What size backing is needed?
The backing fabric should measure a minimum of 4” and a maximum of 6” wider than the top on all four sides. If your quilt backing requires piecing to reach the required size, be sure to cut off selvages before joining the pieces and sew with a ½” wide seam allowance. Press all seams open and iron the pieced backing to remove all wrinkles. Indicate which side is the backing TOP by attaching a large safety pin to this side.
“I recently had a quilt machine-quilted at Old Country Store Fabrics. I was nervous since this was the first time I trusted one of my quilts to someone else to quilt. Carol was knowledgeable and obviously loves quilts and quilting. After our consultation, I felt comfortable putting the quilt in her capable hands and she did not disappoint! The finished quilt exceeded my expectations and I will not hesitate to take others in for quilting.”