When quilting each quilt, my goal is to enhance your quilt not overpower it. You can help ensure your satisfaction with the finished quilt by preparing your top and back using the following guidelines. 1. Clip all loose threads so they will not be caught in the stitching process. 2. Check seams. Loose seams at the edge catch on the quilting machine foot and can rip the quilt top. Seams should be sewn tight all the way to the edge. 3. It is critically important that the backing and batting are at least 8” wider and longer than the quilt top. So, when the top is centered on the backing, both the backing and batting extend a minimum of 4” on all sides of the quilt top. This allows proper machine mounting so the quilting design can be stitched completely to the edges of the top. Please do not pin or baste layers together as this does not allow us to mount them properly. 4. Do not sew on embellishments (buttons, tassels, beads, etc.) until after quilting process. 5. Press top and back, press backing seams open and remove selvages. 6. Borders should be even width and lay flat to prevent distortions in the finished top. 7. Both top and back should be squared off (if you have not done this please let me know). 8. If your quilt is directional (has a head & foot) please pin a note to the head of the quilt. 9. If you have borders on the back, they probably will not line up properly. I will do my best, but no guarantees.