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Sew Charming Quilt Shop

Quilt Preparation

  • Please do not baste your quilt top, batting, and backing together. They should be separate when we receive them.
  • Quilts should be free of any form of embellishments, ex:buttons; these can be added after your longarm service is complete.

Quilt Top

  • Quilt tops should be ironed before being dropped off or shipped to us.
  • Threads should be clipped so they do not show through when quilted. 
  • Make sure your quilt top is square at the time of turn in.
  •  Borders should lay flat. Wavy borders result from having excess fabric in the border. Excess fabric will cause the outside of the quilt not to lay flat resulting in puckers and a non-square quilt when finished.
  • If the outside border is made of pieced designs, for example piano keys and flying geese, stay-stitch all the way around the edge of the quilt at 1/8 of an inch. This will prevent the seams from pulling apart. Stitching only at an 1/8 inch will fall inside the binding and not show on the finished quilt.


  • Backing must be 4 inches wider than your quilt top on all four sides.
  • If you have a pieced backing, please make sure your seams are pressed open to reduce the bulkiness of the seam.
  • Press your backing so its wrinkle free.


  • Batting must be 3 inches wider than your quilt top on all four sides.

  • If you do not want to provide your own batting, we offer batting in our shop.


  • Place your quilt in a plastic bag to prevent damage in shipping.
  • The best way to ship your quilt is using a flat rate box from USPS.
  • Make sure your service form is completed and included with your quilt.
  • Please track your quilt shipment so you can follow it along the shipment process and insure that it is received to us. If you are local, you can drop your quilt off whenever is convenient with you.
  • All shipping fees will be your responsibility.
  • All quilts are processed in the order that they are received.


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