Thank you for choosing Dancing With Francis to do your quilting! Below are ways you can help us prepare your quilt for a smooth quilting process.
Please make sure the entire quilt top and back is free of any loose threads. If the outside border is pieced, do a running stitch along the outside border to stabilize the pieces. Also, please make sure the quilt is square and has 90 degree corners and straight sides. No extra pieces flapping around.
Please make sure your backing is at least 10" larger than your quilt top on ALL FOUR SIDES. The need for this extra fabric is to ensure there is enough fabric for mounting the quilt to Francis. It is especially important when you wish to have custom quilting done. Also, if you piece your backing, make sure your seams are at least 1/2" and are ironed OPEN. Make sure the backing also is square with 90 degree corners and straight sides, no extra pieces flapping around.
We sell quality Quilters Dream Batting. Our batting is sold on the roll and is 90" wide. We carry several different types of batting including cotton, cotton blends, polyester, wool, and orient. If you choose to purchase from DWF, cutting will be done for you.
If you choose to bring your own batting please cut it down so that it is 6" larger than the quilt top. There will be a charge for cutting batting down.
We love Superior So Fine #50 for our quilting. It is a lint free, smooth, matte finish polyester thread. It is great for blending too.
We will be honest with you throughout your quilting process. Whether it is thread or design change, we want to be transparent and will communicate changes that are suggested or deemed necessary to enhance your quilt.
Our goal is to have your quilt done before or on time of schedule. If there is any delay, we will communicate this to you.