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Getting Your Quilt Top Ready For Quilting

All quilt tops deserve to be finished!  Preparing your quilt top, backing and batting properly will give you the best results from your efforts and iwll make the longarm quilting process go smoothly saving time and possibly extra fees. 

Backing needs to be 8 inches longer and wider than your quilt top. If your backing is too small and I have to add fabric to lengthen it, there is an additional charge for this.   If your backing is seamed, please sew it with a half inch allowance and press the seam allowance open and have the selvages trimmed.  Do not use a sheet for your backing.  Choose a printed pattern that goes along with your quilt colors to hide threads.  If you have any questions, please contact me for further instructions. 

Trim all loose threads on your quilt top.  If a dark thread is sandwiched inside between the batting and a light fabric, it will be visible.  Taking the time to do this will ensure a good result.  There will be an additional charge if I do this for you.

Please make sure your top and back are squared up.  No wavy borders or embellishments on your quit top, please.  Make sure your outside seams are backstitched and that any open seams are repaired before sending your top off to be finished. 

If you are providing batting, please make sure that it is at least 6 inches longer and wider than your quilt top. If your quilt is dark or has a lot of black fabric in it, I recommend you use a black batting.  I stock Quilter's Dream battings in the usual sizes.  High loft in quilting requires a double batting.  Please discuss this with me when we book your quilt for finishing.

Please download and complete the form located here to send off with your quilt.

Any questions, please contact me!

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