How to prepare your quilt

How to prepare your quilt

Quilt top:

  • Ensure all seams are secured.
  • Remove and clip any extra hanging threads. (Lingering threads can show through on your finished quilt.)
  • Although your Quilt doesn’t have to be perfectly squared, attempting to make it as square as possible without affecting your quilts design or borders is helpful for the quilting process.
  • Give your quilt a final pressing just before sending or delivering your quilt. Carefully fold to minimize wrinkling after pressing.
  • Mark the TOP of your quilt by pinning a slip of paper labeled “TOP” Some designs are directional and knowing which edge of the quilt you consider the top is important.

Note: You may choose to have us do any preparation such as pressing, squaring, mending seams, or trimming threads for an hourly charge.

Quilt Back:

  • Ensure that the back of your quilt is 8″ longer, and 8″ wider than the top. This allows for a minimum of 4″ on each side for loading and quilting to the edge of your top. This is required.
  • If you are not using a wide backing, ensure your pieced backing has a 1/2″ seam allowance to make the seam more durable for loading on the Longarm leaders.
  • Make sure the backing is square! Here is a great UTube video with instructions ~ https://youtu.be/XgrMWLmrimc
  • Give the backing a final press just before sending or delivering your quilt. Carefully fold to minimize wrinkling after pressing.

Note: We can also cut, sew, and prepare your pieced backing, if you prefer, at an hourly charge. I also have wide backing available to purchase, you can view them under our Stitch Shop tab.