It is important that you prepare your quilt properly before sending
it to me.
Clip the quilt top and backing of loose
threads, front and back. These
can cause problems with uneven stitching and snags. On lighter fabrics,
loose threads on the back side of the top will show though.
Use 1/2 inch seam for seamed backing
Press the quilt top and backing with
seams pressed open or to one side so that seams lay as flat as possible
Do not baste your quilt! Do not even
pin baste your quilt! All layers must be separate.
Backing should be at least 4" larger
than the top on
Batting should be 4" larger on all
sides, and it should be square with straight edges
Make sure no selvages are left on the
seams or edges
Identify the head of the quilt top and
back with a safety pin, if the quilt is directional
do my best to blend tucks, puckers and stretched areas
Thread: I furnish the thread and will choose a color to
compliment your quilt, or you may state your preference.