> Do not baste together the quilt top, batting and backing.
> Press all seams so they lie flat.
> Attach borders properly so they are not wavy.
> Clip all loose threads, remove any stray pins, and do a final check to see if any seams need to be re-stitched.
> Press your quilt top and backing. It is best if you can hang them over hangers so that they remain smooth.
> Mark the top center of your quilt top and backing with a safety pin.
> Backing should measure 4-6” larger than the top on all four sides to allow for placement on the rails and quilting.
> For best results, square up your backing so that it gets placed correctly on the quilting machine.
> If you have a pieced backing, seams should be pressed open for smoothness.
> If you must use a sheet as your backing, please wash it several times and remove all hems.