Preparing your quilt top, quilt back & batting.

Quilt TOP

  • Please indicate the top of your quilt top. No embellishments should be placed on quilt top. 
  • All loose threads should be clipped/removed. Any loose dark threads will show through light fabric, please remove for best quilt.  
  • All seams should lie flat. Back stitch seams that are on the edge of the quilt. 
  • Please press top. Using Sizing or Starch is recommended. 
  • Excess fabric in the quilt or wavy boarders when laying the top flat, these issues most often cannot be quilted away. Squaring you Top is essential to creating the best quilty texture. 
  • Pieced borders must have a stabilizing stitch 1/8 inch from all 4 edges

Squaring your Top, back & Batting

This is an important step to ensuring your quilt turns out as lovely as possible. I want to share some great resources on the importance of squaring you quilt parts: 


                   Video tips on creating a square quilt top

                   Great Tips on squaring your Quilt Back

                   Tips on adding borders to your Quilt Top


  • The three layers of your quilt will be loaded independently of one another. Please do not pin or baste them together.

  • Every quilt is photographed. Please advise me if you would like the quilt omitted from any websites or this site's Portfolio.


  •  I suggest using a shipping carrier that can both track and insure your package, such as USPS or UPS. 
  •  I suggest wrapping each item in plastic sealable bag to ensure that your fabric is not damaged by any moisture during shipment. 


  • Please cut 6" longer and wider than quilt top. 
  • Batting should be appropriate for Longarm quilting. Batting with Scrim or Wool Batting has the best results. I recommend: Quilters Dream Wool, Quilters Dream Puff, Quilters Dream Blend & Quilters Dream Poly.

Quilt Back

  • Remove any selvages. 
  • Please indicate the top of your quilt back. 
  • Please do not use bed sheets as your quilt back, this will cause problems with needles and could cause damage to your quilt.  
  • When piecing a Quilt Back, sew seams using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, not including any selvages. 
  •  Please make backs 7" longer and wider than quilt top.