Proper preparation of your quilt top and quilt back are essential to a good result. Long arm quilting eliminates the need to pin or baste your quilt top. There are a few preparation steps to insure your quilt turns out fabulous!
For best results and to avoid additional charges, we ask that quilt tops are brought in clean, pressed, and free of noticeable lint and loose threads, both front and back.
Please do not pin or baste layers together.
The backing should measure at least eight inches longer and eight inches wider than your quilt top. For example, if your quilt measures 60″ x 80″, the backing should measure at least 68″ x 88″.
Prewashing is not necessary, however, If you have pre-washed any of the fabrics in your quilt it is recommended that you pre-wash all of them, including your backing fabric.
Press seams well. Be sure the top lies flat as possible. While our professionals will do their best ripples and excess fabric may not quilt out completely flat.
Check your piecing for open seams as you work, making sure all seams are sewn closed.
The top should be free of embellishments such as buttons, beads, crystals, etc.
We do not quilt any tops that are made from recycled jeans.
Please purchase quilting quality fabrics for backing, we will not accept bed sheets, fleece or blankets for quilt backs. We have a good selection of wide goods and other fabrics in the shop including some sale fabrics that you will find suitable to match your quilt top. Backing fabrics will be 25% (regular price) off when you have us quilt your tops.
Clip all loose threads from the front, back, and edges of your quilt. This is especially important if you have a dark color thread behind a light colored fabric, as it may show through after being quilted.
If your quilt has a specific direction it should be loaded on to the machine, please be sure to tell us when dropping off your quilt.
If your quilt is directional please pin a paper to the top edge marked "TOP".