Quilt Preparation

  - Square the quilt top and backing    

  - Check all seams for gaps or loose stitches.

  - Trim all loose threads from the quilt top and the backing.

  - Press the quilt top making sure that the seams lie as flat as possible. For in-the-ditch quilting, the seams need to be pressed consistently to one side.

 -  Mark the quilt top if it is directional. A sheet of paper or a piece of fabric can be safety pinnedon the top edge as a simple indicator.

 -  If the outside border is pieced, please stay stitch 1/8th inch from the edge to stabilise and prevent distortion when the quilt is mounted on the frame.

    Stay stitching will be charged at £10.00.

 -  Do not pin or baste layers together as each layer is loaded separately on the quilting frame. 

 -  Remove all embellishments, beading or buttons. Trimmings should be added after the quilt has been machined quilted.


Finished quilt dimensions may vary slightly from original pieced top dimensions due to “pull in” caused by the machine stitching process.


2019 was a busy year. In August, Kaffe Fassett’s “Quilts from America” was issued. I quilted the cover quilt, along with a number of others in the book, also four quilts that featured in Today’s Quilter, as well as all the lovingly made quilt tops that I have been privileged to work on.

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