Preparing Your Quilt
You can do this! It’s not as intimidating as you’ve heard. Here’s some guidelines:
Press Quilt Top
Press well, especially seams - front & back, top should lay as flat as possible to prevent puckering. Creases from shipping are expected, and will be pressed out.
Trim threads, especially dark threads over light fabric. I can't bring myself to leave them to show thru your quilt, so I will trim them if necessary, for a small fee.
- Square-up and trim your quilt to it's final size - I've found the best method is to measure three times along top middle and bottom, in both directions. The shortest measurement is the true width/length when quilt is square.
- Measure and press backing fabric. Ensure backing is at least 6" larger than your top.
Example: quilt top 60" x 70"
Backing minimum: 66" x 76"
- Pieced Backing, press seam(s) open. Idealy, any seams should run horizontally. Vertical seams tend to make a smooth flat quilt near impossible once rolled up on the longarm frame.
- Too much stress? No worries, I can piece backing for $15 for first seam, and $25 for two or more seams. Just contact me if you have any questions on yardage needed.
- Shipping USPS Flat Rate medium and small boxes work well for most quilt tops and backing fabric. Medium Flat Rate Box $14.35 Large Flat Rate Box $19.95