best practices for quilt finishing

Preparing Your Quilt


To assure a quality finished product and to help minimize your cost, please follow these basic guidelines:

  • Your quilt top must be clean, and points and threads must be clipped & removed or else they may show through later. Please remove pins or basting threads.

  • Make sure the quilt top is pressed and lays flat to prevent puckering.

  • Square-up and trim your quilt top to its final size — you can be sure by measuring the same amount in three places in both directions.

  • Measure and press backing fabric — it should measure 6-8 inches larger than your top.