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Preparing Your Quilt for Long Arm Quilting

Every long arm quilter will have slightly different requirements for preparing quilts to be loaded on their machines. Whether or not you choose to send your quilts to me for finishing, I hope that you will find these tips helpful. Anything you do to help make your quilt as trouble free to finish as possible will be time well spent for both you and your quilter. Also, many quilters charge extra for performing these services for you, so you can often save money by doing some simple preparation in advance.

Quilting on a long arm frame is very different from quilting on a domestic machine, and as a result, you’ll find that there are many additional steps and watch-outs for you to prepare successfully.  The good news is that you never have to baste again, and once you get the hang of it, preparing your quilts will come more naturally.

Download the printable version here.

Adding Borders

Quilt Top

Quilt Backing

Quilt Batting


Packing the Quilt for Shipping