Proper preparation helps assure a great finished product.  Please follow these guidelines:

QUILT TOP

*  No pin/spray basting of your quilt! 

*  Square your quilt top.

*  Press well with all seams flat.  They do not need to be pressed open.

*  Trim all loose threads from the front and back of your top.  Dark threads can show through light fabrics.

*  If the top is pieced to the edge, it's a good idea to do a stay stich around the perimeter.

*  All borders should be flat.  If not, this may cause tucks, pleats or fullness.

*  NO embellishments!  (buttons, beads, pins, etc.) 

BACK

*  Should be at least 4" larger than top on all sides.

*  Trim selvages and press well with seams open if possible. 

*  Square it up!

BATTING

*  Should be at least 4" larger than top on all sides.

*  You can purchase batting from me or you can provide your own.  If you do provide your own, please make sure it is of good quality! 

Quilt Preparation


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