Clean the sewing threads and fraying threads from the back of the quilt top (loose threads will show through with lighter fabric).
Please ensure thick seam areas are flattened. The needle can skip stitches in that area or a thick seam can break a needle causing a rip in the fabric.
The backing needs to be at least 8” longer and 8” wider than the quilt top (If your top is 70x80 please make the back at least 78x88).
Make sure all seams are secure. Missed stitches in seams can cause the needle to catch the fabric and rip it.
Please make sure to mark the top of your quilt and backing if there is a direction preference (even if it seems obvious).
Remove any excess pins, buttons and other embellishments.
Fullness and/or puckers within a quilt top cannot be quilted out. We cannot guarantee that puckers and tucks won't be sewn in. In some cases excessive fullness in borders may result in quilt top corners not being square. The flatter your quilt top is, the better the finished quilt will be.
Please be aware that sewing machines including longarm machines are mechanical devices. Although we do our best to ensure perfect results every time, on very rare occasions mechanical problems can occur which may cause minor damage to a quilt top and/or backing.