PREPARING YOUR QUILT TOP FOR MACHINE QUILTING 

  • Press all seams

  • Clip all Loose threads as dark threads may show through on the lighter fabric

  • Check to make sure your quilt is square and lies flat. Fullness and puckers pieced into the quilt top cannot be quilted out

  • Ensure your backing and batting are 4 inches larger on each side than the quilt top eg. quilt top is 60X60 your backing and batting should be 68X68

  • Stay stitch the perimeter with a 1/8th inch seam if you have piano keys or biased edges

  • If your backing is seamed remove all salvaged edges