GVQS Longarm Quilting Complete Guidelines

Here’s how our shop works:

SHIP IT TO US: You are responsible for shipping your quilt to GVQS. We will ship the completed quilt back to you via Priority Mail. We will quilt Internationally, however shipping will need to be paid by customer for both ways.

BACKING FABRIC: If not included, we do have Moda’s Bella Neutrals which are available for $11.99+ per yard.

BE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH BACKING: If you send us your backing, please be sure to provide enough fabric to ensure a 5” overhang on EACH side. All fabric needs to be new cotton fabric. We may also quilt minky and flannel. There is an extra charge for minky backed quilts. 

QUILT TOP and BOTTOM PREP: All seams must pressed flat and loose threads are cut off from the pieced top and the backing, additionally:

SQUARE THE TOP and BOTTOM FABRIC: The quilt top is squared to it’s final size. Your backing is square with the additional 5 inches on each side. ie: if your quilt measures 40x60”, you will need to send us backing measuring 50”x70”.

USING MINKY OR FLANNEL: If you are using Minky or Flannel, we require a 1” seam on your backing.  You do this as these products will separate at the seams , especially with short seam allowances.

The quilt seams need to be pressed flat as much as possible. WARNING: This rarely happens but extra bulky seams, (example, when 6+ points meet together) can break a needle and may leave holes on a quilt. We will NOT be responsible if that occurs

BATTING: To save you on initial shipping, we will provide batting at our cost to you. Our options are listed on our Detail Sheet. If you want to send us your batting, we require it to be new, and it must be 3” bigger on all sides of quilt top.

PRICING: Our minimum price is $50. This price includes shipping back to you. Each quilt is sent back in a protective sleeve and in a new shipping box. We charge $0.0225 per square inch, plus batting.

EXTRA CHARGES: Through our Good Vibes Details Process, we may discuss additional requests you may desire. We can provide semi-custom options, such as contrast border finishing, backing prep, and so many other possibilities. Again, these items can be discussed prior to you shipping your quilt during the Good Vibes Details Process.

FINAL PAYMENT: Final payment will need to be made prior to return shipping. An invoice will be sent and payment requested. Unpaid quilts are subject to a $10 storage fee after 30 days of completion.

DISCLAIMER: I will be treating your quilt with the upmost care and attention to detail. I will work out imperfections such as bubbles in the fabric, wavy borders or other misfortunes that occur while piecing the top, however I can not make magic. I can promise you, I will do my very, very best work. 

COMMUNICATION: Please feel free to call me with any questions prior to sending out your quilt or within the process. We will be showing parts of our process on our social media.

How to Connect. Call us at 503.575.8857 (west coast time), or email: goodvibesquiltshop@gmail.com

*Edge to Edge Services is one consistent pattern throughout the quilt. We have 100’s of patterns to choose from and selection will be made during the Good Vibes Details Phase.

** We use Hobbs Batting and there are several options depending on how you wish your end product look and feel. Selection will be made during the Good Vibes Details Phase.

Shop Guidelines for Quilt Prep

  • How to Prep Your Quilt BEFORE sending in for completion.
  • Explanation of options, including batting, thread and panto density.
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Client Form for Intake

Are you ready for us to complete your beautiful quilt? Let's do it! Complete this form, pay the deposit, and your place in line is held! Soon, your artwork will be completed!

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