Preparing your quilt top

Quilt tops shoud be squared, pressed, and threads should be trimmed. Keep quilt top, batting, and backing separate. Outside biased edges should be stay-stitched 1/4 inch around all edges to prevent stretching.

  • Squared
  • Pressed
  • Threads trimmed
  • Batting and backing separate
  • Outside edges stay-stitched 1/4"
Definitions

Basting:

3 Layers basted together for hand quilters.

Meandering:

To follow a winding circuitous pattern.

Patterned Meander:

Meandering with a purpose. Repeating a freehand design.

Simple Pantograph:

Open design stitched edge to edge.

Complex Pantograph:

More complicated patterned design stitched edge to edge.

Custom Quilting:

Block patterns, border design, SID, freehand.

Cross Hatching:

Straight lines that are parallel to or intersect each other. Can be stitched horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Prep Work:

Includes any ironing, seaming, thread snipping, squaring, or ironing.

Batting:

Some types of batting are available for an additional cost. Please specify type.

Thread:

Many colors and types of thread are available. Specialty and decorative threads are available for an additional cost.

Backing:

Please provide your own backing. Remove salvages before piecing backing fabric. Backing should be 4 inches longer and 4 inches wider that the quilt top.