Preparing Your Quilt

Quilt Preparation

Your top needs to be ironed, have thread ends removed and be squared up. If you are unsure what is meant by squaring up your top, please call me for instructions.

Please do not pin or baste your layers in any manner

The backing must be 8” longer and 8” wider than the measurement of your quilt top. This allows 4” extra on all four sides for loading on the machine. If your back is pieced, please press the seam open.

Please square up your backing as well, this is needed to keep everything as straight as possible while quilting.

The batting must also be at least 8” wider and 8” longer than your quilt top.

If your quilt top or backing fabric are directional please make sure you mark the top end of the quilt and/or the backing so that I know what you consider the top to be.

Shipping Your Quilt

If you are shipping your quilt, please put it in a plastic bag inside the box. I have received multiple boxes that are very wet and this will protect your quilt. I do not believe in storing quilts in plastic so as soon as your quilt arrives it is taken out of the plastic bag, and is hung on an acid free wooden hanger and covered with a cotton garment type bag to keep it clean and wrinkle free.

Please make sure that your name and address are inside the bag as well. UPS, Fedex and USPS handle a lot of boxes, let’s make sure that if your box is the one that gets damaged you do not lose your quilt top.

It is your decision whether or not to insure your quilt for shipping. If you do insure it and your package requires me to sign for it, please contact me prior to shipping so that I am able to let you know if I will be available on delivery day to receive it. If I am not home it may delay getting your quilt.

Please e-mail me when you send your quilt and please include a tracking number if you have one. I will e-mail you to let you know when your quilt has arrived safely.