PREPARATION OF YOUR QUILT
A few things to remember if you are going to use a longarm quilter:
- If your quilt is directional, please pin a note identifying which is the top of the quilt.
- Your backing fabric and wadding will need to be at least 4" wider on all the sides of the overall quilt top; i.e. top, bottom, left and right sides - so if your quilt is 60" x 60", then the backing should be 68" x 68"- see Q&A page for more details.
- Iron your quilt top and backing; remove any stray threads so they don't show under light fabrics.
- If you piece the backing together remember to remove any selvedge edges from the seams before stitching together with a small stitch length. Iron the seams open and make sure they are laying flat.
- Due to fabric drawup I cannot guarantee that any panel or specific pieced backing will be centred on the finished quilt - I do try my best but won't guarantee it.
- Please check your quilt top to make sure that there are no stray pins left in it.
- Do not stitch, pin, tack or spray glue the quilt together into a quilt sandwich. The backing fabric, wadding and quilt top are loaded onto my longarm frame separately.
- If you are posting your quilt, please make sure that it is insured. You are responsible for all postage and insurance costs including return postage.
- When packing up your quilt for postage I would strongly suggest wrapping it in some sort of protective covering, just in case it is comes into contact with anything wet on its postal journey. I would also suggest putting your address details inside the packaging as well as writing them on the outside - just in case something goes astray.