Quilt Preparation Instructions
For Best Results:
- Please do not pin or baste your quilt layers together as they will be loaded on the long arm machine independent of one another.
- Quilt top and backing should be squared and properly pressed with seams laying flat.
- Trim all loose threads.
- Quilt top must be free of all embellishments.
- Be sure that all stitching is secure and will withstand being pulled. Stay stitch (1/4″ or less) around the edge of your quilt top if pieced to the edge or if you notice fraying.
- Make sure your seams and borders lay flat.
- Once your quilt top is properly prepared for quilting, fold carefully or hang on a hanger.
- Backing and Batting must be bigger than quilt top. (Minimum 4″ – Best 8″)
- A one piece backing allows for best results. (Use wide back backing to eliminate piecing)
- Flannel backing has a different stretch factor than cotton, so this may have an effect on the final results.
- If you piece your backing, please remove all salvages, use 1/2″ seam allowance and press seam open.
- Make sure the backing is squared and properly pressed.
- Once your quilt back is properly prepared for quilting, fold carefully or hang on a hanger.
- For your convenience we offer some batting at a very reasonable price.
- If you are not purchasing batting from us then your batting must be suitable for machine quilting.
- Packaged batting must be squared, steamed and or pressed. The excessive creases could show through and affect the final results.
- Once your batting is properly prepared for quilting. fold carefully or hang on a hanger.