Monday, June 30, 2008

Quilting Preparation Tips

· DO NOT BASTE the quilt top batting & backing together.

· Identify the head of the quilt top and head of the backing.

· Press your quilt top, backing and all seams flat.

· Please remove selvages before piecing the backing fabric together. Do not use a sheet for backing.

· The quilt backing and batting should be a minimum of 6" longer and wider than your quilt top.

· Measure the center of the quilt top vertically. Then measure the outside edges. If there is a difference of more than 1" it is possible that your quilt will have tucks when quilted. Do the same horizontally.

· Square the top, backing and batting.

· Clip all loose threads on the front and back. Stray threads will show through your quilt top.

Quilting Services

· Basting - used for hand quilters

· Freehand/Meandering - freehand stitching over the entire quilt surface ranging from small to large in scale

· Pantograph - moderately spaced pantograph pattern, sewn edge to edge in rows across the quilt. Some of these pantograph patterns will vary in price due to the intensity of the stitching.

· Custom - includes block patterns, borders and stitch in the ditch