Quilt Preparation Instructions
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 should be squared .
- 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.
- Press and 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 a min. of 8″ wider and 8″ longer then your quilt top.
- A one piece backing allows for best results.
- If you piece your backing, please remove all salvages. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance and press seam open. Position seam to run horizontal to the top of your quilt.
- Flannel backing has a different stretch factor than cotton, so this may have an effect on the final results.
- 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.
- Batting should be a min. of 8″ wider and 8″ longer then your quilt top.
- 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.
- For your convenience we offer some batting at a very reasonable price.. See pricing for more information on our batting.
- If you are not purchasing batting from us then your batting must be suitable for machine quilting.