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  Quilt Preparation Tips
1) Busy fabrics add interest to the back of your quilt.
2) If the back must be joined, make a 1/2 inch seam and remove selvedges.  This helps keep the seam area from puckering.
3) Trim selvedges from the sides to reduce puckering.
4) The back must be 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top.  This is important for aligning your quilt properly on the frame.
5) Square up your backing.
6) Be sure threads are trimmed and fabric is pressed before bringing in your quilt.
7) Batting needs to be 6 inches longer and wider than the quilt top, just like the backing.
8) The choice of batting is yours.  (Cotton or cotton blends work well for machine quilting.  Hand quilters prefer low-loft polyester or a cotton/poly blend.)
9) We request an appointment with you after you book a quilt date to discuss your quilt, the materials to finish your quilt, and the type of design you with for your quilt.  The more we communicate, the more your quilt will represent what you had in mind and what is workable for your piece.
We look forward to collaborating with you on your quilting projects.  
Much time, energy and creativity go into the process and we look 
forward to working with you to produce that special quilt.


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