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  • What does "Hand-Guided Machine Quilting" mean?

    A long arm quilting machine is basically a huge sewing machine on wheels. "Hand guided" means I am the one moving the machine over your quilt.

  • What is the largest quilt size width that Darís Long Arm Quilting can handle?

    120 inches

  • How is my quilt attached to the machine?

    First the top and bottom edge of your backing is attached to the machine using the Red Snapper Clamping method. This means no pins or zippers. You can watch a video here to see how it works.

    After the backing is secured to rollers - side clamps are attached to the left and right side of the backing. THIS is why long arm quilters ask you to make your backing at least 4Ē longer than your top on all four sides. Next comes the layer of batting and then your top.

    I prefer to "float the top" as opposed to attaching it to another set of rollers. This allows me to lift the top and the batting each time I advance the backing on the rollers to check that everything is still flat and without issue..

  • Can you quilt a Tee-Shirt quilt?

    Yes I can! If you are sewing together the quilt top -- you need to apply stabilizer to the back of each shirt before sewing them together to make the quilt stable for quilting. If you want me to cut up your shirts and make the top for you -- PLEASE wash ALL items before bringing them to me and let ME do the cutting. For backing I suggest using cotton as opposed to something stretchy like minky - which I will not quilt on.

  • What are standard quilt sizes?
    BABY/CRIB: Between 36" x 52"
    LAP: Between 52" - 68" wide and 52" - 78" long
    TWIN: Between 64" - 72" wide and 86" - 96" long
    FULL: Between 70" - 88" wide and 88" - 100" long
    QUEEN: Between 88" - 99" wide and 94" - 108" long
    KING: Between 94" -108" wide and 94" - 108" long