Yay! You’ve decided you’d like to have me quilt your quilt. Here are the things you need to be sure to do before giving me your quilt.
- Trim all loose threads, frayed seams, and dog ears from your quilt top. They can show through if you don’t. Missed threads look like varicose veins on your quilt & nobody likes that!
- Make sure all of your seams are secure and reinforce if necessary.
- Make sure your quilt top is square and even.
- Make sure both sides and middle of your quilt are all the same measurement.
- Make sure the top, bottom, and middle of your quilt are all the same measurement.
- Press your quilt top flat and try to avoid any creases after pressing.
- Make sure your backing is square and a minimum of 4” bigger on each side (8″ minimum in each direction) than your quilt top. The more spare fabric you leave me along the edges, the smoother I am able to quilt. 8″ per side is what really works the best on my machine and frame to avoid bumping the clamps. I know that’s a huge amount of excess fabric, but you really do get better results.
- Press your quilt backing and try to avoid any creases after pressing.
- Make sure you contact me prior to sending the quilt.
And a few things to think about:
- If you have pre-washed the fabric used in your quilt top, it is wise to pre-wash your backing fabric. This will prevent different shrinkages on the top and bottom of your quilt.
- The more time you spend making sure your quilt is in tip-top shape for quilting, the happier you will be with the outcome. Spend some time preparing your quilt & you’ll be so thrilled when it comes home and looks amazing!
- If your quilt top and backing comes to me without batting accompanying it, I will assume that you’d like to purchase batting from me. To see the types of batting I carry, visit my supplies page.
If you have any questions about how to prepare your project for me or something doesn’t make sense, don’t hesitate to ask! Email me at: JessToyeQuilts (at) gmail (dot) com