Quilt Preparation



I am so excited that you are considering using my service to finish your quilt! I am really looking forward to helping you turn your quilt top in to a finished treasure that will be enjoyed by your family and friends for years to come.

Here are some tips to follow before bringing your quilt top in. The better the quilt top is prepared, the better the finished result will be.

  • 1. Do not pin or baste the quilt layers together.
  • 2. Press all seams flat. Be sure the top lies flat. Puffy places will not quilt well.
  • 3. Remove all loose threads from both the front and back of the quilt.
  • 4. The top should be free of all buttons and beads.
  • 5. Use a safety pin to mark the top of the quilt and the top of the backing if you have a preference.
  • 6. The batting and backing should be at least 6-8 inches wider and 6-8 inches longer than your top. If using poly type batting, allow 10 inches in length.
  • 7. Make sure the backing is square. Please trim off the selvage before seaming your backing.
  • 8. Include extra fabric for binding if you are having me do this for you.
  • 9. Complete the on-line from and include with your quilt.
I will be happy to help you with your quilt top preparation if you prefer. Please contact me at 218-820-4327 for an estimate of this service.

If you are mailing the quilt top, it is a good idea to photograph and insure your quilt top. If it痴 not photographed and insured, you will have a difficult time recovering any money should it get lost. Before mailing, place your quilt top in a plastic bag.

Upon returning your quilt to you, I will insure it for $599.

It is my pleasure to be working with you! - Cindy