Longarm Quilting from Potty Mouth Quilting

Longarm Quilting from Potty Mouth Quilting

Fabrications would like to introduce Malgosia of Potty Mouth Quilting. Fabrications will be a drop off/pick up point for her quilting services.
 

Hi folks - my name is Malgosia (Magosha). Nice to meet you! 

I've been sewing for most of my life, but in 2015 I got introduced to quilting and it has been an obsession ever since. 

2021 was a big year for me; I sold my house in downtown Ottawa and moved to Lanark County in the hopes of pursuing my dreams and finding more balance in my life. 

I used to work full-time as a clinical veterinarian, but burned out. I still work part-time as a veterinarian, but now I'm focussed on running my non-profit animal rescue (The Kind Barn) and launching Potty Mouth Quilting

I have a small but cozy studio located between Carleton Place and Smiths Falls and am looking forward to meeting other quilters and helping you bring your projects to life! 

Please feel free to reach out to me at pottymouthquilting@yahoo.com if you have any questions or would like to discuss an upcoming project. I'd love to hear from you!

How to Prepare your Quilt for Longarm Quilting: 6 Tips

When I got into quilting, the part of the process I absolutely hated was basting and quilting on my domestic machine. Once I'm finished piecing the top... I'm done until it's time to do the binding. Now I know some people love hand quilting, and I wish I were one of those people, but there is just something so satisfying about dropping off some some fabric and batting and getting back a beautifully quilted piece. That being said, there are some things you can do at home to make sure you end up with the best results.

Squaring Up: Try your best to make sure your quilt top (and quilt back) are even on all 4 sides. My goal is to line the top of your quilt up to a plumb line I make with my machine, but if your quilt isn't square, then it's difficult for me to correct this through quilting. 
 
Backing and Batting: It is very important that your backing fabric is at least  8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than your quilt top (4 inches on each side). The batting should be at least 6 inches longer and 6 inches wider than your quilt top (3 inches on each side).  
 

Iron and Trim: Iron your quilt top and backing in order to minimize creases and ensure the fabric is flat. Do your best to trim any stray threads as they can sometimes show through the lighter fabrics in the quilt top. 

Label the Top: Don't forget to label the top of the backing and quilt top. This is especially important if you have directional fabric or have chosen a pantograph that has a clear top and bottom. 

Stay Stitches: If you have a quilt top that has piecing all the way to the outer edge (i.e. you don't have a border), then take a look at the seams around the edge and make sure they're not coming apart. If they are, it may be a good idea to sew some stay stiches (or even basting stitches) around the perimeter of the quilt just to make sure it stays intact. 

 

Talk to your Longarm Quilter: Chances are your longarm quilter loves talking about quilts and quilting, so communicate with them about any preferences or questions you have. The goal is for everyone to be on the same page so there are no surprises!