Preparing Your Quilt Top for Professional Completion

Take the time to prepare your quilt top properly
to ensure the beauty of your final project.


Measure your top at both sides and the middle. Average these measurements (a+b+c=d; d/3=length you should cut your border). Do this for both vertical and horizontal borders. Then simply pin and then stitch the borders to match your quilt. This should give you a square quilt, plus your borders will not be wavy. (If the difference between any of these three measurements is more than an inch, you should consider finding the problem in your top and fixing it before attaching borders.)


Do not put embellishments on until after I have quilted the quilt. The hopping foot is likely to knock them off, break them or bounce off them, which will dramatically affect the quality of the stitching.