Frequently Asked Questions
I have this quilt top (or maybe 6 of them) that I would like longarm quilted, where do I even start?
Oh my gosh, I would be happy to help! When you book longarm services with me you have the option to pick the pattern and thread that is perfect for your quilt or we can work together to figure out what would make your quilt shine. Don’t want to think any more about it? Just let me take care of it and I will pick a pattern that works with your quilt top.
How do I book longarm services with So Sunny Quilts?
Just follow this link, Longarm Services Form, it will take you to my submission form.
Where can I see your pantograph collection?
I have many pantograph patterns for you to choose from. Take a look at my available designs.
I don’t see the pattern I’m envisioning for my quilt. Do you offer any others?
There are more digital edge to edge (E2E) patterns available than you could imagine! If you see something you love just let me know and I can look for it or something similar. You can also take a look at Urban Elementz, Intelligent Quilting, or Longarm League for many more options! If you find a pattern that you’d like to use, I’m more than happy to split the cost with you.
My quilt top and/or back are directional, how can I let you know?
If you have a preferred direction for your quilt top and back, please put a safety pin near the center of the top edges of your back and top. This way I can ensure they are loaded onto the frame in your desired direction.
What size should my back be?
Here's an easy way to remember: Four-for-four! :) I require the backing to be 4" extra ON ALL SIDES. For example, if you have a quilt top that is 60" x 80", your backing should measure at least 68" x 88". It can be bigger, not smaller.
But why does it really need to be that much larger?
I know, I thought the same thing till I started to longarm. But yes, to ensure your quilt turns out lovely I need the extra inches. When I attach it to the longarm I need some extra space for pinning and clamping on the sides to keep it nice and taught.
Okay, what do I need to do to prep my quilt for you?
Please press your top and backing for me so that it's nice and tidy and ready for me to load. Also, clip stray threads or raveling fabrics as best as you can. You might not be able to get them all, but this will help prevent dark threads from shadowing through your quilt top.
How do I get my quilt to So Sunny Quilts?
Yay! I’m so excited to get started on your quilt. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area we can arrange a time for you to drop off your quilt locally.
Not in Portland? No worries, I also accept quilts by mail. I'd recommend sending your quilt top and back in a plastic bag to protect against possible moisture in transit and then placing it in a hard-sided cardboard box. Make sure the box is securely taped and labeled clearly. Please provide tracking information via email so I can carefully monitor all shipments.
How is my quilt returned?
Get excited, it is time to get your quilt back!! If local we will arrange a time for pick up. Otherwise, I will send your quilt back to you using USPS Priority mail or UPS (using flat rate when possible or the most economical). Shipments will include $50 of insurance and a tracking number, but please indicate on your intake form if you would like me to buy any additional insurance on your behalf. I will include the exact shipping costs on your final invoice. All invoices must be paid prior to shipment.