Quilt Shoppe


Legal support for Creatives, Artists, and Innovators.



“Ivan” and “Iris” are our two longarm machines that are stitching six days a week under the guidance of our skilled operators. We have many quilting patterns for you to choose from and the staff enjoys helping quilters select ones to compliment their creation.



  • Backing needs to be 8” larger than the quilt top (i.e., 60” x 60” top would have a backing that is 68” x 68”)

  • The additional backing is needed to be pinned to the canvas leaders

  • If seaming your backing, shorten your stitch length and use a 1/2” wide seam. Press the seam open

  • Square your backing and remove selvages. A backing that is not square will not properly roll on the backing bar and can cause unavoidable puckers or creases

  • Cut selvages off the seam allowances that are going to be inside the quilt, because they can pull backing unevenly and create puckers during the quilting process

  • Press the entire backing

  • The shop has a variety of 110” backing fabrics

  • Do not use a sheet - the thread count is too high for the needle to penetrate


  • Press all seams accordingly as you are piecing

  • Make sure all seams are secure

  • Clip all loose/long thread tails on the front and back of top. Dark threads may shadow under lighter fabrics

  • Puckers, tucks and fullness cannot be quilted out

  • Remove all pins

  • If quilt top is directional, mark the top with a safety pin

  • Tops without borders should be stay-stitched on the outside edges

  • Press the top from the front side, taking care not to stretch and distort

  • Pressing, clipping threads and other repairs will be charged an hourly rate



  • We carry Dream Cotton, Warm and Natural and Dream Poly


  • We supply a variety of thread colors, including variegated

  • If a darker bobbin thread is used, you will see very small “pokies” on the top of the quilt, it is not due to incorrect tension


  • Pantographs are a pattern that is repeated across the quilt

  • Meandering is a free-motion quilting, in a free pattern


  • Your quilt should be as square as possible

  • Apply borders correctly so they do not incorporate extra fabric that will cause waviness

  • Back stitch seams on outside edge of borders so they will not pull open when on frame

  • Determine the length of the quilt border by averaging the distance of three center measurements

  • Cut two borders to length and pin to opposite sides of the quilt, matching edges and centers. Ease in fullness. Sew and press

  • Determine the width of the quilt by averaging the distance of three center measurements

  • Cut these borders that length and pin, easing in the fullness. Sew and press