| Quilt Preparation
The three layers of your quilt will be loaded on the machine
Please do not pin or baste them together in any way.
Back should be 8 inches larger on the top and side than the pieced
top. Example, quilt top 72" x 90", the back & batting should
be 80" x 98"(see illustration below)
Top should be free of loose threads and all seams should be as flat as
No embellishments should be on the quilt. Example, beads,
buttons, or any other protruding element.
If your quilt has a defined top or any other unusual assets please
place a piece of masking tape or paper attached with a pin and
the information necessary.
Back must be square. That means equal on all sides. No ragged edges or
If there are seams on back they should be pressed open. This eliminates
bulk and fighting between front and back seams.
All selvages should be removed from your fabric.
Do not expect me to center a back that has been pieced, this is almost
We prefer one piece backs, pieced backs tend to sag and therefore may
be more susceptible to pleastsin the back. I have some wide backing in
As a distributor for Pellon Batting, I have most of the batting types
out there. This way you don't have to run to the store or store your
batting. It is superior batting and has no wrinkles or lumps.
If you bring your own batting be sure it is compatible with machine
quilting and it is the same size as the backing.
Check the quilting density of the batting so an appropriate patern can
be selected. If you don't like dense quilting, select a batting that is
8” to 10” apart.
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