Carefully follow these instructions to minimize the cost of quilting and ensure beautiful results.Several of these steps are mandatory and will be provided as a specialty service if they are omitted.
The quilt top, backing and batting should be provided separately.Unpinning or unbasting will be provided as a specialty service, if required.Fused batting or spray basted quilts may be rejected.
The quilt top and backing should be well pressed. If seamed, the backing should have selvage edges trimmed and pressed open. The seams on the quilt top may be pressed as you desire except where there are multiple seam intersections creating a bump.These should be pressed open to distribute the thickness.Quilt top and backing are always re-pressed just before machine quilting for best results.
Threads should be trimmed on the top and back of the quilt top and backing.Threads on the right side of both backing and top will be trimmed for you, if required.Dark threads on the wrong side of the quilt top/back may show through if the quilt has light colored fabrics.
Backing and batting must be approximately 4-5” wider all around than the quilt top.This is necessary in order to load the quilt on the machine frame.
Batting can be spliced for you as a specialty service.
Quilt backing edges should be even and the backing should be squared.Squaring of backing will be provided as a specialty service, if required.Selvages should be removed from the seam only.It is fine to keep selvages on the outer edges of the backing.
If you provide your own thread for quilting, it must be suitable for longarm machine quilting. Extra thread is always required to avoid delays that affect scheduling.
The quilt top should not have any three-dimensional embellishments such as buttons, charms, beads, etc .