Please read the entire contents for proper quilting preparation:
- Do not attach the quilt top, batting, and backing together in any fashion. These components must be loaded separately onto my frame.
- Remove any buttons, yo-yos, ribbons, beads or other embellishments.
- Backing fabric MUST measure at least 6” more on ALL FOUR SIDES——-in other words, 12” wider and 12” longer than the top.
- The top and backing should be pressed well. I do not press quilt tops. A charge for pressing will be incurred if the backing has hard pleated wrinkles that could stitch into the back resulting in pleats. The seams should be pressed open or to the side.
- Please note that if you are piecing your back it should be done in the center with larger pieces on the sides. I cannot guarantee, if adding a pieced border around the outside of your backing, that it will be centered top-to-bottom when completed due to factors involving batting type and design density.
- Trim threads poking through to the front of the quilt top as well as excessive threads from the underside of the top.
- The quilt back must be squared properly to be attached to the leaders when mounting. This is the most often ignored step but also one of the most important.
- No bed sheets for backing please. The tight thread count does not work well with longarm machines.
- Please check your quilt top for any unstitched or opening seams and stitch 1/8” around the outside edge if there are pieced or piano key type borders, or no borders. This will help to prevent any seams from coming unstitched.
- No pet hairs please!
- If your quilt has a “top” please mark it as such with a safety pin. The backing, if directional, should also be marked.
A SERVICE CHARGE AT THE RATE OF $25 PER HOUR WILL BE APPLIED FOR ANY PREPARATION REQUIRED TO BE PERFORMED BY ME TO ASSURE A QUALITY FINISHED PRODUCT.