Questions and Answers
If you're new to the world of having a quilt top professional longarm quilted, or you need a
t-shirt quilt or memory throw made, you may have a few
unanswered questions. I hope the responses below will help put your mind at ease about doing business with me. Remember, I'm just an email or phone call away!
Thank you, Grace
Q. Where is "Enchanted Quilting" located?
A. In the beautiful high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico on the West side of town. We've lived at our current address for over 30 years.
Q. What form of payment do you take?
A. Cash and all major Credit Cards, and for out of town customers PayPal!
Q. How long does it take to get my quilt top quilted and returned back to me?
A. This depends on my current workload. However 4 - 6 weeks is the norm.
Q. How long does it take to get my quilt top back for Christmas delivery?
I will have about 90 quilts to finish for the Christmas Holiday beginning October 15th! Bring your quilt tops to me by Thanksgiving for a Christmas delivery.
Q. Can you bind my quilt for me?
Q. Do you make T-shirt quilts?
A. Yes! A large part of my quilting business includes making Custom
Q. Do you make Memory or Memorial Throws from my loved ones clothing?
A. Yes I do. These throws are made with soft fabric on the back and are generally hand tied with wool yarn or lightly quilted.
Q. How long does it take to complete a T-Shirt or Memory Throw?
A. I request 60 days, but depends on how many orders I have at the time.
Q. Should I cut up all my T-Shirts for you?
A. No, I'll do ALL the work for you! Everything is included in the price. Scroll to the bottom of my T-shirt Quilts tab for more information.
Q. Do you work with stretchy fabric backs such as Minkee and Fleece?
A. Sorry, I don't. The static electricity from these fabrics can damage expensive computers like the ones I use so I won't risk my investment.
Q. If I already purchased my own batting, can you use it?
A. Yes, so long as it has been cared for properly against extreme heat or freezing temperatures. Otherwise, it will fall apart during the first washing. Batting should be at least 3" larger than your quilt top on ALL 4 sides. Please see "Prepare Quilt.
Q. I live in a remote area, do you supply batting?
A. Yes, Hobbs - 80/20, 100% Warm and Natural and 100% bonded polyester.
See Quilting Supplies tab to find the one that best meets your needs.
Q. What are Folds and Puckers?
A. When a quilt top is not pressed well and won't lay flat, folds and puckers may occur during the quilting process. It is very difficult to quilt when extra fullness is present on the quilt. But rest assured, that I will do my very best to work most of these out.
Q. What if I can't find a pattern I am looking for, like Mermaids or Penguins?
A. Not to worry. I have hundreds of patterns to choose from and some very unusual ones too! I can also research my pattern vendor website's to find just the right pattern for your special project.
Q. How much of a deposit do you require?
A. No deposit is required. However the total balance will be due when I'm ready to deliver or ship your finished quilt.
Q. When you mail back my finished quilt top, will you insure it on the RETURN?
A. Yes for up to $200.00 is standard.
Q. Have you ever lost a package you mailed back to a customer?
A. Thankfully no! Today's "Tracking Numbers and Systems" are state of the art for worldwide companies such as Fed Ex, UPS and USPS.
Q. How many quilts can I bring to you at once?
A. As many as you can afford to have quilted! I will quilt them in the order I received them and accommodate each one in a timely manner.
Q. Have you ever damaged a customer's quilt?
A. No, thank heaven! But like all mechanical devices they can cause issues on occasion. I take every precaution possible to prevent any damage to any quilt by changing my needles regularly. Rest assured if an accident ever happened,
I would contact you immediately and try to remedy the situation!