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QUILT PREPARATION


Quilt

  1. Clip all threads on the top and back.
  2. Square the pieced top.
  3. 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).
  4. Do not baste, pin, or tack the quilt together.
  5. Indicate the head of the quilt with a safety pin.
  6. Indicate the pattern direction - lengthwise or crosswise on the quilt. (Note this on the instruction sheet.)
  7. 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

  1. Backing should be 4 inches larger on all sides than the pieced top.
  2. Backing should be pieced and squared.
  3. Press the backing, (pressing all seams flat), fold carefully, and place into the pillowcase with the top.


Batting

  1. Batting size should be trimmed to 4 inches larger than the top on all sides.
  2. Always zig-zag the raw edges together, if batting must be pieced.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. If you plan to attach the binding yourself, the edges will not be trimmed unless requested.

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