- Clip all threads on the top and back.
- Square the pieced top.
- Press the top, (pressing all seams flat), fold carefully, and place into a pillowcase or proper mailing container(be sure to adequately insure your top).
- Do not baste, pin, or tack the quilt together.
- Indicate the head of the quilt with a safety pin.
- Indicate the pattern direction - lengthwise or crosswise on the quilt. (Note this on the instruction sheet.)
- Be aware that fullness and puckers, which have been pieced in, cannot be quilted out. (I will ease them in as well as I can.)
- Backing should be 4 inches larger on all sides than the pieced top.
- Backing should be pieced and squared.
- Press the backing, (pressing all seams flat), fold carefully, and place into the pillowcase with the top.
- Batting size should be trimmed to 4 inches larger than the top on all sides.
- Always zig-zag the raw edges together, if batting must be pieced.
- If unsure which batting to purchase, call me. A premium grade batting that will not separate or "beard" is desirable. We can discuss the look you want. Different types of batting will result in very different kinds of quilts.
- Binding is attached using the "French-fold" method, and hand stitched in place on the backing side of the quilt. Add six (6) inches extra material length to the total amount needed for mitering the corners.
- If you plan to attach the binding yourself, the edges will not be trimmed unless requested.
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