Proper preparation of your quilt
top and backing fabric is essential
to produce a good result.
1 Mark the top edge
(direction) of the quilt with a pin
or a piece of painter’s tape.
2 Trim all the loose threads
from the back. Loose threads may
3 Be sure that all seams are
secure. Check to make sure that no
seams are loose. If you have a
pieced border, for best results,
“stay stitch” ¼” around the edge of
your quilt top. This will help to
keep the seams from separating while
4 Be sure that your quilt top
is square. Measure your side borders
as well as the middle of the length
of your top. The measurements should
be the same. Measure the top, bottom
and, across the middle width. If
these measurements are not the same
there is a possibility that there
will be puckers or tucks in your
5 Seams should be pressed
open. Be sure that the quilt top
6 Quilt must be clean and
odor free to prevent transfer to
7 Do not pin, baste or attach
any bindings to the quilt. The three
layers will be loaded independently
of each other on our machine. Bring
or send the layers separately.
8 Do not have any
embellishments on the quilt: no
buttons, charms, pins, sequins, etc.
If you do want these add them after
the quilt has been quilted.
9 If you want curved corners
wait until after the quilt has been
quilted to cut the corners. Square
corners are best to attach a quilt
top to a longarm machine, it gives
more consistent results.
1 Make sure that your backing
is square and at least 4” bigger all
around than your top (8” longer, 8”
2 Mark the top of your
backing fabric with a pin or a piece
of painter’s tape.
3 If you are not sure if your
backing is square, make it larger
than indicated above so that I can
square it up.
4 If you are using a pieced
backing cut off the selvedges and
seam it using a ½” seam that is
5 The only backing that I
currently have in stock is 100%
white cotton muslin 108” wide.
1 If you send batting make sure
that it is 8” longer and 8” wider
than your quilt top.
2 Please don’t send me
Mountain Mist from Joanne Fabrics.
Most of the batting from Hobbs, The
Warm Company, or Quilter’s Dream
will produce a better result.
3 You can purchase batting
from us, it may be less expensive in
the long run (see pricing page).
1 If you would like us to do
your binding: Send a yard of
fabric. The excess will be returned.
2 The cost is .18/ inch for
machine binding or .25/inch for hand
stitched binding (Machine stitched
to front of quilt, hand stitched on
the back, this gets expensive really
fast and I advise you to do the
binding if you have the skill.)
Rights of CW Quilting
I reserve the right to return your
quilt to you without doing anything
to it if I feel that the quilt was
not properly prepared and quilting
the quilt would not be pleasing to
me or to you (out of square, weak
seams that might get ripped, the
quilt would look too distorted,
etc.) We of course would contact you
in regards to any issues we think
may be detrimental to your quilt
before we send it back to you.