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Quilt Top Preparation


Preparing your quilt carefully for longarm quilting services ensures your completed quilt will look great.  Here are some tips:


Preparing Your Quilt Top for Longarm Quilting Services

  1. Press all seams flat.
  2. Check all seams to make sure they are completely sewn and secure.
  3. Remove loose threads on both the front and back of the quilt.
  4. Make the backing and batting at least 4 inches longer and wider than the quilt top on all four sides.
  5. Don't baste or pin or spray the layers together.
  6. If the backing needs to be pieced, sew the pieces together with a 1/2 inch seam and press open. Remove all selvages* and square up.
  7. Make sure the backing is square.
  8. Use a safety pin to mark the top of the quilt and the top of the backing, if you have a preference.

* Selvage - The lengthwise finished edge of a piece of fabric that is usually tightly woven. The selvage shrinks at a different rate than the rest of the fabric. As a result, it is usually cut off before measuring and sewing fabric pieces together.



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