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Preparing Your Handmade Quilt for Quilting

Preparing Your Handmade Quilt for Quilting
Preparing Your Handmade Quilt for Quilting
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When it comes to sewing quilts there are a lot of different preparation steps that need to happen that can get confusing at times. Thankfully, this How to Prepare Your Handmade Quilt for Quilting craft video is super helpful in showing you how to prepare your quilt for quilting. This how-to video is particularly useful and helpful because it shows you the proper steps to take if you are going to quilt it yourself, or if you are going to take it somewhere to get quilted. This is a great technique to know for any DIY quilt you choose to make!

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Beginner

Materials List

  • Finished quilt top
  • Quilt back
  • Batting
  • Coat Hanger
  • Something to base your quilt with
  • Ironing board
  • Iron

How to Prepare Your Quilt for Quilting

Quilting Preparation Instructions

  1. Open up your quilt top on your ironing board with your seams showing up.

  2. Check your entire quilt top to make sure all your seems are flat.

  3. Iron out any significant creases in your quilt. This doesn't need to be perfect.

  4. Repeat this process with your quilt back.

  5. Lay out your batting on a large table or clean floor.

  6. Smooth out your batting and lay your quilt back on your batting, and smooth out your backing as much as you can.

  7. Lift your quilt back up to about half way and spray your batting with baste spray. 

  8. Place the backing back on top and smooth it out. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles so it doesn't appear in your quilting.

  9. Fold other end your backing and repeat the same process.

  10. Repeat this process with the front of your quilt.

  11. Now you are all ready to quilt!

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