Your quilt is important to me. In order to guarantee the highest quality and satisfaction in the finished product, please consider the following as you prepare your quilt for quilting:
- Make sure your seams are well pressed. Top and back should be flat and well pressed. (Press seams open on the back fabric if you have to piece a back.)
- If the quilt has a top and bottom, please mark them as such.
- Make sure your backing is at least 4"-6" bigger on all sides. If you are providing the batting, it should also be at least 4" bigger on all sides than the quilt top.
- When choosing a back fabric, keep in mind the thread color that you are going to want for the top. Light colored thread on a dark back or dark colored thread on a light back will create a major contrast.
- Ripples in the borders will not "quilt out" so be sure you measure them carefully. Take your measurement from the center of the quilt, not the outer edge.
- Please do not bring sheets for back fabric. It causes too many thread breaks.
- No buttons, pins or embellishments. These items could get caught up in the hopping foot and result in your quilt top tearing. Please wait until the quilt is finished to embellish.
Note: The denser the quilting design the more your quilt will "shrink" during the quilting process.