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HINTS - How to Prepare Your Quilt for Quilting
We all want our quilting experiences to be the best! So here are some hints on how to best prepare your quilt for quilting. Always feel free to ask me any questions, whether you use my services or not!
1. Make sure your quilt top has been pressed and all threads cleaned up. Trailing dark threads can really detract from the quilt if they are caught between layers.
1. Should be similar to the thread color being used on the top, as I use the same color thread on top and in the bobbin.
Your quilt will be quilted in the condition it is receive and will be as free of puckers, pleats, and tucks as your piecing will allow. No one is perfect! So I understand! Let me know if you need assistance!
Note: Quilts with embellishments cannot be machine quilted. Plan to add your embellishments after quilting is complete.
Wavy Borders will cause pleats or bulk. I can try using steam and added batting, but the best way to resolve it is to attach the border correctly! Now when I first started quilting, I just zipped that border on - but that can cause havoc on a rack where your quilt is expected to be square (dumb machines). My twin sister Nadine came up with this super easy way (yah, I'll give you the more complex way as well) to ensure your borders fit properly.
1. Use the Lengthwise Grain whenever possible. The lengthwise grain does not stretch!
The other way to do? Measure the middle of the quilt, then the sides and take the average. Cut the border to the average length. You still have to follow steps 3 and 4 above, though!! No escaping that. It allows you to "ease" the border in, and you won't be pulling at it (we rush to get those borders on, don't we?) and creating a wave.
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