Quilting Tips

Preparing Your Quilt for Longarming

To ensure the best finished results here are some tips:

Check your quilt top for open seams, this can be a result of fabrics shifting while sewing.  

Check to make sure all pins have been removed.

Do your borders lie flat, or do they have a bit of a wave to them?  The most common reason they have been applied incorrectly.  Here is a link from APQS the explains how to attach border to avoid the wave:  How to tackle wavy borders - APQS

Press as you go as well as when the quilt top is complete.  

Clip threads especially if you have a light or white background fabric.  Dark threads can show through after longarming is complete.


 And don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions or need a little help.

Kate 508-451-0749

Preparing your quilt for Creative Long Arm Partners
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need additional information or if you have any questions.
  1. Press and fold your quilt top neatly. (we will be happy to press out any fold creases prior to longarming)
  2. If you are providing your own batting it must be at least 1” smaller than the backing.
  3. Backing needs to be a minimum of 3” larger than the top on all 4 sides.
  4. Backing should be squared up and pressed (we will be happy to press out any fold creases prior to longarming)
  5. If you are mailing your quilt to us, please  include your confirmation email with your quilt. We recommend sending with a tracking number.
Quilt Size Chart
 Standard mattress sizes

Basic Quilt Sizes

Crib 27 x 52 Baby

30-45 x 40-55

Twin 39 x 75 Crib 35-50 x 45-60
Twin XL 39 x 80 Lap / Throw 45-60 x 65-76
Full/Queen 54 x 75 Twin 54-68 x 84-100
Queen 60 x 80 Double 70-84 x 80-100
King 72 x 84 Queen 76-90 x 96-108
California King 76 x 80 King 92-108 x 98-108
California King 100-114 x 102-116