About Quilting

Quilt Pattern Blocks

(basic pattern choices)

Making a quilt brings great joy and pleasure.  You have a chance to experiment with patterns as well as different colors and textures of fabric.  A handmade quilt is composed of repeated patternsthroughout or is combined with another pattern and forms a repeated multiple quilt pattern.  Each pattern is calculated to accommodate the size of your quilt or throw blanket.  Each consultation comes with a draft of how the finished product will be and leaving room for any adjustments and binding.  Please view below the different offered patterns:

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Standard Block
4 Patch Block
Rail Fence
Half Square
9 Patch Block
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Brick Pattern
Rail Fence - Style 2

No Sashing or Sashing? What to do?

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Although sashing is optional in quilting, it also has purposes.  Sashing brings order and control with your quilt pattern blocks.  In addition, it can serve as a frame, whether around a bock or a row or even for a border that separates the quilt from the binding (final step in completing quilt).  Without sashing, your patterns will be sewn side by side and sometimes you can achieve a distinctive pattern going throughout your quilt.  Again, this is optional but not required.  This can be discussed in our consultation.

Select the Size of Quilt

To the right is a chart that shows the different sizes of quilts that can be done by Ginunique.  The sizes ranges from baby to twin.  Other sizes can be done as well, but it is only discussed upon request.

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In order for your quilt to be completed, the last four (4) steps are crucial for your quilt to be a success.  Listed below is a detailed description of each stage:

  1. Backing is the first step of preparation on making your quilt into one piece.  There are several techniques and ways you can put backing together.  It can either be one piece of material or panels or even pieced together to the size you need it to be.  

  2. Batting is the material or "stuffing" that goes between the backing and the top quilt.  Batting comes in a wide range of types such as  cotton, polyester, wool, cotton/poly blend, bamboo, bonded, fusible, and needle punch.  The most common batting that I use for most customers are on the range of cotton and polyester.

  3. Basting is the third step before completion of your quilt.  This stage consists of either using safety pins or long basting stitches to keep all three layers together.  During this stage, customer also decides on whether they want the "stitch-in-the-ditch" or another quilting pattern done to stich all layers together.  Once all three layers are securely stitched together, starting from the center, your quilt be ready for the next and final phase called binding.

  4. Binding is the last step of completing your quilt.  Although there are about five different types of binding, Ginunique only do one kind, which is the double folded binding.  This type of binding comes in two types, biased or straight of grain.  During consultation, both will be discussed so you can know the difference. 

**Disclaimer

Please be aware that the quality of your quilting is directly related to the quality and integrity of the quilt top and back. I know that no quilt is perfect and I always do my best with each quilt. We promise to try to make any flaws as inconspicuous as possible.  Please know that I cannot be held responsible for problems that arise from: holes in seams, thick points, dark threads that may show through, fullness in the border and/or quilt, or any other problems that arise outside of our control. 

Interested in quilting services?  Contact me today.