- Press the quilt top so seams are flat. If your backing is pieced, seams should be pressed open, if possible.
- Clip loose and hanging threads. Unclipped threads on the backside,
especially if dark, may show through any light parts of the top. Any
loose threads on the top could result in them getting quilted in, or an
additional charge for clipping them.
- Square up your quilt. Make sure the top width is equal to the bottom
width and the right side is equal to the left side. Do this for the
backing as well.
- Your batting and backing should be at least 4-6 inches larger than your
top on all sides. Therefore the total size of the back and batting
should be at least 8 inches wider and longer than the top. This is
necessary for loading your quilt on the longarm machine.
- If you prefer, I can supply you with the batting. We can discuss your options at the consultation.
- If adding any embellishments, such as beads, buttons, ribbon, etc., please do so after the quilting.