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BACKING REQUIREMENTS!

I need an extra 8 inches longer and wider than your quilt.   For example, if you have a quilt top that is 60" x 80", your backing should measure at least 68" x 88. It can be bigger, not smaller. Extra fees may apply if I need to put extra time and effort into getting your quilt ready to load. If you have questions, please ask.

I'm passionate about being able to give you results you will love. Teamwork! :)

The guidelines for the backing fabric for longarm quilting are: 

  • The backing needs to be at least 4 inches larger all the way around the quilt (or 8 inches longer and wider than the quilt top). For example, if you have a quilt top that is 60" x 80", your backing should measure at least 68" x 88.

  • We prefer to load the back using the selvage edges along the rollers

    • Do not cut off the selvages along the outer edge of the backing - they help keep the back square during the loading process

    • Unless the quilting motif is a directional design where the top has to be at the top of the machine AND the quilt top or back have to match the top, we load the backing using the selvages which may or may not match the top of a printed fabric design

  • I prefer any backing seams to run parallel (the same direction) to the selvages

    • Sew the seams at 1/2 + inch and then trim off the tightly woven selvages leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance

  • Do NOT press the backing seams open - press to one sideOften pieced backs have multiple seams going in a variety of directions

    • When pressed open (like what you would do for Hand Quilting) there is only the thread holding one side of the backing to the other side

    • If you press the seam and seam allowance to one side, then the longarm quilting will stitch through all layers of the fabric and hold the two sides of the backing together with greater security

    • In this case just try to have the majority of seams, or any particularly long seams, run parallel to the selvages.

TIDY IT UP!

Please don't skip this important step! 

Top: Press your top,  also clip stray threads or raveling fabrics as best as you can. You might not be able to get them all, but it is to prevent dark threads from shadowing through your quilt top,

 

Backing: Please press backing and make sure it is square up so its makes it easier for me to start your creation.  

Please don't skip this important step! 

QUILTING CHOICE:

 

I want this to be fun for you and not overwhelming! Working together we can develop the best design you expect. This is your creation and vision, feel free to collaborate or let me make the decisions for you.  It's your choice.  

 

Let's book a quilt!

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