Quilters Quest F.A.Q's
Below we have gather the most frequently asked questions for you. If you have a question that is not answered below please feel free to ask us!
What are your Opening Hours?
Do you have Special Offers?
Do you ship to the UK Islands?
When will I Receive my Order?
Can you Explain how I Order Different Quantities of Fabric & Wadding?
What is the Minimum Amount of Fabric & Wadding I can Buy?
Do you give Free Samples?
How much Backing Fabric & Wadding do I Need?
Should I Pre-Wash my Extra Wide Backing Fabric?
If you are going to prewash your fabrics here are some very basic rules: Always test a small sample of your fabric to see what effect, if any, there will be. Separate light and dark fabrics. Small scraps or strips should be placed in a pillowcase to reduce unravelling and tangling. Use a mild detergent with NO fabric softener. Use a short, gentle cycle at 30 degrees or less. When drying fabrics, it is important to iron them before they have completely dried. Finished projects containing both light and dark fabrics are best washed in cold water to prevent colours transferring. Pre-washing rich fabrics could cause the colour to fade slightly. Pre-washing will also alter the feel of your fabric.
Why should I use the Long Arm Quilting Service provided by Quilters Quest?
Yvonne has an extensive range of continuous line quilting patterns designed to interlock; these will not look like row upon row of the same pattern but will fill your quilt top from top to bottom and from side to side with a beautiful design. The computer software on our Statler long arm quilting machine offers 1000s of distinctive designs.
I hear Yvonne always talking about the importance of a scant ¼" seam allowance. What is this?
To test your seam allowance, sew three strips of fabric together that are 1½” wide, press the seams and then measure the centre strip – it should measure exactly 1” between the seam lines. On many machines it is possible to move the needle position to get your scant ¼” seam.