Preparing Your Quilt

Your Quilt Top

  • The quilt top must be squared, pressed and free of excess threads. Excess threads can show through the top and detract from your finished quilt.  
  • For best results, your top must be square.  Borders must be applied correctly to prevent wavy edges (usually due to borders being too long for the quilt body).  If you need assistance in correctly applying borders, please contact me.
  • Pin a piece of paper marked "top" to the top edge of your quilt top indicating the direction the quilt will lay when quilted (i.e. the top of wall-hanging or bed)

Backing

  • The back and batting must be eight inches larger than the quilt top, cut, squared, and pressed.
  • Use 100% cotton fabrics for your backing; sheets are not accepted for quilting services.
  • All seams on backing should be pressed open.  If seaming along selvedges, remove selvedge from seam, however, you may leave selvedge on outer edges of backing.
  • Pin a piece of paper marked "top" to the top edge of the backing indicating the direction the quilt will lay when quilted (i.e. the top of wallhanging or bed)

Special Considerations

  •  For best results, quilt top should not contain any embellishments such as rickrack, lace, crystals, etc.  These embellishments should be added after the quilting process.  

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