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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 will make the longarm quilting process go smoothly. 

Backing needs to be 8 inches longer and wider than your quilt top, leaving four inches of backing on all four sides of the quilt.  This is necessary to attach the top to the frame and to have room at the sides for the batting and proper alignment of your quilt top.  Pin the center top of your backing if it is directional.

Trim all loose threads on your quilt top and press it well.  Please press your backing too.

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 back stitched 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 8 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.  High loft in quilting requires a double batting.  Please discuss this with me when we book your quilt for finishing.

Any questions, please contact me!

Thank you for choosing KarynQuilts!

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