How To Prepare Your Quilt


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.