Horizons Quilting Machine Sample Page
Preparing your quilt for machine quilting

Hand-guided machine quilting requires good eye-hand co-ordination as well as an artistic sense as to which patterns go well with different quilt designs. If you have a particular pattern in mind, please talk to me about it. I would be glad to help you decide on the optimum quilting designs for your quilt.
Some designs can be used for overall quilting designs as well as for borders. Please ask about other designs not shown here, including perfect circles,medallions and many other designs made with the Circle Lord.
You can visit the Circle Lord website at www.loriclesquilting.com (LInk will open in a new browser window.


Please prepare your quilt as follows before you send it!

  • Backing and quilt top must be squared with straight edges and all stitching secure.
  • You should stay-stitch 1/4" from the edge if the border is pieced or bias.
  • Flared borders can result in puckering during the quilting process. If you need to piece the backing, remove the selvage prior to piecing and if possible, piece horizontally instead of vertically to eliminate puckering.
  • Snip off all "rat-tails" (threads sticking out through pieced seams) and remove threads stuck to the batting.
  • Batting and backing must be at least six (6) inches longer and six (6) inches wider than the quilt top. (3" each side), or, if you choose to add a temporary border to the backing., use a long basting stitch for easier removal.
  • Press the top and the backing.
  • Please do not pin or baste quilt layers together.
  • If your quilt is directional, mark the top or backing clearly to indicate which way is "up".
  • Please place your quilt in a clear plastic bag so I can see your quilt and the work order without opening the bag.
  • Please note that there is a $20/hr charge levied if you would like me to do any of the above for you.

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