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Get Your Top Ready

WHAT SIZE SHOULD MY BACKING BE?

 

Here's an easy way to remember: Four-for-four! :) I require the backing to be 4" extra ON ALL SIDES. 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.

Use extra-wide fabrics for backings when you can. A super scrappy backing is great for using up excess material but doesn’t always lay as nicely as you think. Longarmers need backings to lay as flat and smooth as possible. If you’re seaming a backing together, orient your seam horizontally and use at least a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

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

 

TIDY IT UP!

Please press your top and backing for me so that it's nice and tidy and ready for me to load. Please also clip stray threads or raveling fabrics as best as you can. You might not be able to get them all, but to prevent dark threads from shadowing through your quilt top, please don't skip this important step!

 

QUILTING CHOICE

I want this to be fun for you and not overwhelming! You have the option of having me make the quilting decisions for you. It all depends on your purpose for the quilt, sometimes "done" is best!