Red Bear Quilts
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
- Press all seams flat.
- Check all seams to make sure they are completely sewn and secure.
- Remove loose threads on both the front and back of the quilt.
- Make the backing and batting at least 4 inches longer and wider than the quilt top on all four sides.
- Don't baste or pin or spray the layers together.
- 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.
- Make sure the backing is square.
- 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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