Quilt Preparation & Quilting Decisions

1.  Quilt Top

[ ] Measure Quilt Top

     Width  ________

     Length ________

[ ] Remove loose threads,

     pins & pet hair, front and back

[ ] Sew line of stay stitching around edges

[ ] Mark the top with a safety pin

2.  Backing

[ ] Measure backing size. Add 6 inches more than top

     Top  Width + 6”   ________

     Top Length + 6”   ________

[ ] Square Up Backing (very important)

     All edges even and straight

     Sew line of stay stitching around all edges

[ ] Press Backing

      If pieced backing, press seams to one side (not open)    NOTE: I do not quilt 2-sided quilts.

      Selvage edges removed from seams

      If add muslin strips to enlarge sides of backing, press away from quilt top.

[ ] If backing will be centered:

      Mark the center with a safety pin

      Add a note indicating how backing is to be centered.

[ ] Mark the backing center top with a safety pin

3.  Quilt using DSM?

[ ] Quilt yourself with your domestic sewing machine.

 

 

4.  Use Longarm Machine Quilter?

[ ] Make appointment with your longarm quilter

[ ] Choose batting

      Cotton, Blend, Wool, Polyester

      If you provide, add 6 inches more than top

            Top  Width + 6”   ________

            Top Length + 6”   ________

[ ] Choose Thread

      Color, Weight, Type

[ ] Input for quilting designs:

      Open, Dense, Very Dense

[ ] Typical Lead Time:

      Allover 3 -6 weeks

       Custom 4 – 5 months

[ ] Obtain price quote and estimated delivery date

 

5.  Quilt Finishing after Quilting

[ ] Apply embellishments

[ ] Add binding, label

[ ] Add hanging sleeve

 

6.  Enjoy

[ ] Show & Tell

[ ] Quilt Show

[ ] Hang or Use