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Preparing your quilt for machine quilting.

  • Piece your top carefully.  The flatter the top is, the better it will quilt up.

  • Trim away any stray threads on the top as well as the backing.

  • Press your top and backing carefully.

  • Your backing will loaded onto  the machine with the seams running horizontal.

  • Backing must be at least 4” longer on all sides.

  • Ensure your backing is square (90degree corners parallel to sides).  Wonky edges are hard to attach to the quilting machine.

  • Don’t pin or baste your quilt.

  • If your top and or back is directional, mark the top edge with a pin and a sticky note stating so.  Please confirm that I have this written on your worksheet.

  • Remove any embellishments.  Reattach them after the quilting is complete.

  • Leave the cutting of scalloped edges until after the quilting is complete.

  • Stay stitch 1/8” around pieced border to prevent seams from opening.

    Remember, that I can attach your binding while it is on the long arm, for a very reasonable rate.  It will save you time!  Talk to me about this service!


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