Success Tips

Some things to consider before bringing your top to be quilted:

 

·         Do not baste or pin your quilt sandwich. Bring as three separate items - top, bottom and batting.

·         Your quilt should be pressed, squared and stray threads cut.  I can provide these services for an extra fee.

·         Trimming selvage before piecing the backing and ironing the seams OPEN will improve the appearance of your finished quilt.

·         Backing fabric should measure 4-6" larger than the top in width and length (i.e. 2-3" each side)

·         Batting should be 4" larger than the top in width and length.

·         If you have pieced borders or pieced blocks to the edges of your quilt, it is best to stabilize the edges with stay stitching ¼" from the edge.