Quilting Tips


Longarm Quilting Tips

Trim all the loose threads from the seams on the quilt top and backing.  They may show under light fabrics and  could cause snags or uneven quilting.

Identify the top and bottom of the quilt if applicable.

If you have a pieced border, stay stitch 1/8 around all edges to prevent seams pulling apart while being quilted.

Press your quilt top and backing well.   Quilt top seams should be pressed to the side,  and the backing should be pressed with the seams open.  When preparing your backing, remove the selvedge edge from all sewn seams.

For best results, square up the quilt top and backing.  All four sides should be straight for your quilt to be quilted evenly.

Borders that do not lay flat may cause tucks, pleats or fullness.

When preparing your backing fabric, allow an extra 4 to 6 inches beyond all sides of the quilt top.  100% cotton fabric is recommend, and please do not use bed sheets.  Their dense nature can prevent proper needle penetration, causing skipped stitches.

Do not spray, baste or pin together the quilt top and backing.

Quilt top should be free of all embellishments such as buttons, charms, pins, sequins, couching, etc.  Please wait to add these after quilting.



Bella Quilting
Pensacola, Florida  32503

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