Preparing the Quilt

When you are ready to send in your quilt, here’s what you need to know:

Backing should be a total of 8″ larger than the top for the length and width. Meaning, 4″ extra inches on each side. If your quilt top is 50″x50″, your backing should be at least 58″ by 58″.

Square your backing to the best of your ability. I know it’s hard to work with such large pieces of fabric, but it helps with the quality of your finished quilt! It will load straighter and flatter on the frame if it’s square. Video tutorial coming!

If your top and/or back is directional, please mark the top for me. You can use masking tape or pin a note on it.

Iron your top. Yes, it will get folded or creased on its way to me, but starting with a flat top makes a big difference. I’ll take care of any wrinkles that occurred during transit.

Stay stitch if needed. If you have rounded edges on your top or lots of piecing at the edge, stay stitching this will help keep things from getting pulled or stretched when loaded. A stay stitch is like a basting stitch on the very edge of the top that will hold everything together nicely!

Communicate! If you are unsure of anything please ask! I love talking quilts and am happy to answer any questions. Easiest way to get in touch with me is via email.

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