Mark the top of your quilt top with a pin and note it is the top. Add note stating what you would like on your quilt and color of thread.
Mark the top of your quilt back with a pin and note it is the top of the quilt back. IF MAILING QUILT, MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDED RETURN POSTAGE WITH INSURANCE IN THE BOX. LET ME KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR QUILT. UPS CAN BE TRACKED AND YOUR QUILT CAN BE INSURED.HAVE YOUR QUILT TOP AND BACK PREPARED: PRESS YOUR QUILT TOP.
Turn your quilt top over and make sure the seams lie flat and are pressed in opposite directions so as to minimize thick seam junctures.IS THE QUILT TOP SQUARE? Measure the center vertically. Then measure the outside edges vertically. If there is more than a ½ inch difference, it is possible that your quilt will have tucks when quilted Do the same measurements horizontally.
PRESS QUILT TOP AND QUILT BACKING WELL. BACKING SEAMS SHOULD BE PRESSED OPEN.Fold the top and back carefully to prevent wrinkles. CHECK QUILT TOP FOR LOOSE THREADS.
Make sure there are no dark threads showing through lighter fabrics. If these threads are not trimmed, they will end up being quilted and they will permanently show through on the front. :( I will do my best to help with this, but it is your responsibility.
SELECT 100% COTTON FOR YOUR BACKING FABRIC. AVOID HIGH THREAD COUNT SHEETS. FOR BEST RESULTS SELECT A PRINTED BACKING FABRIC SIMILAR IN COLOR TO THE QUILTING THREAD TO BE USED ON THE TOP. I HAVE USED MINKEE SEVERAL TIMES, AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS. MINKEE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND FEELS EVEN BETTER. :)