Quilt Preparation Tips

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QUILT TOP

 

Your quilt top should be as flat as possible and pressed nicely. A quilter is able to "quilt out" fullness to a degree but can not work miracles. Wavy borders may require small well placed tucks to encourage the quilt to lie nice and flat.

 

QUILT BACKING

The backing should measure from 3 to 4 inches larger than the quilt top on all four sides.

If the backing is pieced, use a 1/2-1 inch seam allowance and press it open to avoid a ridge.

Be sure to trim away the selvages.

Press out wrinkles.

Square up corners.

Most sheets work fine as backings, please wash it a couple times to soften it up and remove any finishes. A sheet with a lower thread count is best.

A busy print back is always welcome, they are very pretty and hide quilting starts and stops well.

 

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