Here are some pointers that will help me provide you with the best quilting job.


  • Trim all the loose threads to prevent shadowing
  • Pressed flat from the front
  • Make sure all seams are secure
  • Remove embellishments like buttons and crystals. Reattach them after the quilting is complete. Please discuss with me first if there is a special reason to have embellishments attached.
  • no wavy borders – click here to see “No Wavy Border” instructions
  • squared corners
  • Leave cutting of scalloped edges until after the quilting is complete
  • edges of seams secured; run a basting 1/8” from edge
  • If directional, mark top of quilt with safety pin
  • Puckers, tucks and fullness cannot be quilted out. I will do my best to get rid of fullness


  • edges squared
  • Press. If seamed, I prefer ½ inch seam allowance with seams pressed open. Reduce stitch length for stronger seams.
  • at least 4" larger than top, all around.
    • 60" x 60" top would have a backing that is 68" x 68"
  • if directional, mark top of backing with safety pin


  • If customer is providing batting it must be at least 4" larger than top all around
    • 60" x 60" top would have a backing that is 68" x 68"

Please do not baste, pin or tack your quilt layers together.

Consultation / Design / Drop Off Session

This session will last up to an hour. I will look over your quilt for any possible quilting issues. Measure the top, backing and batting. Select design(s) or I will create a custom design for you. Select thread. Select batting if not customer supplied. You will be given an estimate and approximate date of quilt delivery.
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