Preparing Your Quilt
The key to a successful quilt is in the planning and preparation. Before submitting your quilt for longarm machine quilting, please make sure that your quilt is ready to be quilted.
- There are no loose threads, either front or back
- The quilt top is fully pressed. Press as you go for best results.
- The last seams on the borders are backstitched. If not, they can be pulled apart when stretched on the quilting machine
- There are no premarkings with “non-erasable” marking materials. The quilting machine will not be able to follow these lines exactly and the markings will show.
- There are no basting threads
- There are no straight or safety pins in the quilt
- There are no pre-finished edges
- There is sufficient batting and backing to attach to the quilting machine. Longarm quilting requires a minimum of 8" extra on each side for the batting and the backing. EXAMPLE: If your quilt is 70” wide, you will need 86” of batting and backing.
- There is no binding attached
- Pin a note on the quilt to indicate the TOP of the quilt, both front and back, if applicable. Some patterns aren’t necessarily obvious.