Did you know that Rachel of Stitched in Color now offers machine quilting services? She kindly reached out to me a while back, offering to quilt one of my quilts for me. And since I have many many quilt tops that are still hanging in my closet, I jumped at the chance to get one finished! (Actually, first I made her nervous by telling her I tend to be picky about quilting tension… nice, right?!)
We settled on this quilt, which is a decent size throw, made out of Heather Ross’s Mendocino line and a bunch of coordinating prints. You can see more of this quilt top here. I packaged it up and sent it off and asked Rachel to let me know what quilting design she thought would work well.
They have a number of quilting designs available, and are happy to add new ones if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Rachel suggested this clamshell triple fan design, and I agreed that it would be nice for this quilt.
I was so impressed by how professionally everything was handled once I mailed off my quilt. I received an email letting me know it had arrived, along with a scheduled date for when it would be quilted. And then before I knew it, I had another email with tracking information because it was already on its way back to me! (Unfortunately, I ended up with the flu and didn’t get out of bed for six days, so despite being anxious to see it, it sat boxed up in the hallway for a while!)
And look! So pretty! It comes packaged in this lovely aqua box, which my kids immediately tried to steal. I think presentation is so important, and Rachel has nailed it, making it a really fun experience to receive your quilt back. And then there’s the quilting – it’s flat and even and I am very pleased with how it looks on this quilt!
A bonus for me was that the quilt also was returned all neatly trimmed and ready for binding. Trimming a quilt is one of my least favorite jobs, so I was really happy to find that this had been done for me!
Do you have quilt tops languishing in your closet? I can tell you it feels good to get them finished. And if you’re like me and feel you’ll never have the time to do the quilting yourself, consider taking a look at Rachel’s quilting services. I know you’ll be happy you did! Click here for a thorough explanation of the process, including how to prepare your quilt.
I’m trying to decide on a good binding, then I’ll be back to show you the entire quilt soon!
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*As mentioned, the machine quilting was provided for me by Stitched in Color, though all opinions are my own. I highly recommend this service, and will definitely pay to have additional quilts quilted by Rachel!