There area a few things you can to do to prepare your quilt top to achieve the best results.
The problem that occurs most often is unsquare borders. This causes your border fabric to ripple and wave instead of laying flat like the center of the quilt. This can result in unsightly puckers and creases in your quilt.
Measure your quilt at the top, middle and bottom. All 3 measurements should be the same number. If they are not, please fix your borders before you bring it to be longarm quilted.
I'm not going to tell you what kind of batting to put in your quilt. Everyone has a preference and budget. If you are new to batting, there are a lot of great informational websites out there. Like this one: https://weallsew.com/quilt-batting-101/
If you choose a cotton or bamboo batting, I request that it measures 4" wider and longer than your quilt top in total. If your quilt top is 50 x 60, bring a batting that is at least 54 x 64. Larger sized batting is fine. You don't need to cut down an oversized batting.
If you choose a polyester batting, I request that it measures 10" wider and longer than your quilt top
Cotton, Double wide, pieced, scrappy, fireside, minky, flannel, fleece… it makes no difference to me!
The one thing that matters the most is SQUARE. Square up your backing. If you piece your backing together, don't leave one end sticking out farther. Trim it up as best you can and press it. It makes a big difference to me!
If you choose a cotton backing, I request that it measures 4" wider and longer in total than your quilt top.
If you choose a minky or stretch backing, I request that it measures 10" wider and longer in total than your quilt top
That wasn't so hard. Now just bundle it all up and come see me!
If you are a returning customer, you can bundle your quilt up in one of my reusable bags. I love to see my customers re-use their bags. They are exactly the perfect size for the job! It's my gift to you with your finished quilt.
Well, I hope to see you soon!