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We are the framers of your art - your quilt. We respect you and your work. We are not comfortable with modifying or cutting your quilt. Please do your part in preparation and we will do ours.

Proper preparation of your quilt top and quilt back is essential to a good result, so please read the following instructions carefully!


  • The three layers of our quilt will be loaded on to the machine independently of one another. Please do not pin or baste them together.

  • The batting and backing should measure at least twelve inches (12") longer and twelve inches (12") wider than your quilt top. For example, if your quilt measures 60" x 80", the batting and backing should measure at least 72" x 92".


  • Press seams well. Be sure the top lies flat. Ripples and "puffy" places will not necessarily quilt flat. Take care that the borders do not ripple and wave. 

  • The top should be free of embellishment such as buttons and beads.

  • Clip all loose threads and be sure the seams have been pressed.

  • A row of stay stitching, applied 1/4 inch or less from the edge of the quilt, will prevent stretching and will keep seams that extend to the edges from separating.

  • If your quilt has a definite "head," and you think we might not recognize it, please apply a piece of masking tape to identify it.



  • If you send batting, please check the package to be sure it is suitable for machine quilting. We do not stock a large batting inventory, but do offer some of our favorites if you would like to purchase batting from us. Check with us to see what's available.



  • Please trim off the selvage edges before seaming your backing. Sides should be straight and the backing squared.

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