Seashell Quilts: Quilt Preparation

Longarm Quilting Services - APQS Sales

Quilt Preparation

Preparing Your Quilt

Proper preparation of your quilt top and back are important.

  1. The 3 layers of your quilt are loaded separately onto the longarm, you do not need to pin or baste the layers together.
  2. Pressing your quilt top and back to ensures that they will lay as flat as possible.
  3. Trim any loose threads that could get caught in the hopping foot. Save any embellishments such as buttons or beads for after it is quilted.
  4. If your quilt top or backing are directional please mark with a safety pin & note.
  5. Secure all seams, especially those on pieced borders.
  6. The backing and batting should measure 8" longer and wider than your quilt top. For example if your quilt measures 60"x 80" your backing and batting should be at least 68"x 88". You will get your extra fabric back. It just helps in mounting to my machine.
  7. Remove any selvages that are in seams, salvages on the edge are ok.
  8. I can provide wide back fabrics, they usually arrive within 2 weeks.

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