Preparing your quilt

Proper Quilt Preparation will save us time and you money. By following the preparation steps below, you can avoid time delays and add-on charges


  • Press your quilt top and backing thoroughly.
  • If necessary, mark the top of your quilt by pinning a small piece of paper or cloth labeled "Top"  on both the quilt and backing fabric.
  • If you pre-wash your fabrics, pre-wash all of them.
  • Clip all loose threads from the back and front of the quilt top.
  • It is recommended that you stay-stitch around the outside edge of your quilt top, especially if your piecing makes up the outside edges.
  • Square up backing fabric.
  • Size your backing and batting a minimum of 8-12" larger than your quilt top (4-6" on each side)
  • Do not baste, pin, or tack your quilt together. Simply fold each piece.
  • Be sure to remove all selvages when seaming your backing.
  • Press backing seams open.
  • Remove all pins
  • Embellishments such as button, ribbons or crystals should be added after quilting.
  • Be aware that fullness and puckers, which have been pieced in, cannot be quilted out.