Tips for preparing your top and backing for quilting:

  1. Press the quilt top so seams are flat. If your backing is pieced, seams should be pressed open, if possible.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you prefer, I can supply you with the batting. We can discuss your options at the consultation.
  6. If adding any embellishments, such as beads, buttons, ribbon, etc., please do so after the quilting.


  1. Would it be possible to get a schedule of your classes?

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