How to prepare your top and back for longarming
Prepare your top:
- Press all the seams flat (you can press to the side or open, whichever you prefer)
- Trim all thread ends
Prepare your backing:
DO NOT baste your quilt.
The backing needs to be 10" bigger than your top in each direction. For example, if your top is 50" x 60", your backing must be 60" x 70" (larger is ok, smaller is not).
- If piecing your backing, do not leave the fabric selvage in your seam allowance.
- Press all seams flat (either to the side or open, whichever you prefer)