QUILT PREPARATION


​​​​Quilt Top:

  • Ensure that the quilt  top is well press,  trim and free of  loose threads.
  • It is very important that your quilt top lays flat and that it is *square ( with same measurements on top, middle and bottom in both length and width). Uneven quilt tops and wavy borders WILL produce pleats and puckers.
  • When the quilt top have borders that are pieced, it is recommended that you should “stay-stitch” the border on all 4 sides with 1/8” seam to prevent distortion during the quilting process.

Backing:

  • Press the back fabric. Backing should be free of wrinkles and must be square. 
  • Backing should be at least 6 inches larger than the quilt top in both length and width.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to find fabrics that are wide enough for the quilts, if you need to sew two or more fabrics together you need to remove the selvages prior to do any sewing. Also, due to the long arm tensioning system it is BEST to sew the fabrics in horizontal direction using ½ inch seam allowance and pressing the seam to one side. Horizontal seems will prevent puckers or pleats on the back fabric. Do not serge. 

Batting:

  • Batting should be at least 6 inches larger than the quilt top in both length and width.

I care about the overall quality of your quilt, I will NOT accept Bed sheets for backings or poor quality batting.