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 In order to provide you with a beautifully quilted quilt I have  some tips below that will help.
1) Please  do not baste or pin your quilt layers  
    together. This is  not necessary as I will do that for 
    you when I do the quilting.
2) Please do not add any embellishments (beads, 
    buttons, etc) until after the quilt is quilted. These
   items can get caught on the hopping foot and 
   cause damage to your buttons, beads or machine.         
3)  Please check all seams to make sure they all       
     have an adequate quarter inch seam allowance 
     and are secure so that your seams will not come 
     apart while I am working on your quilt.
4) Please press your quilt top and backing. If the 
    backing is pieced, press the seams open with the 
    selvages removed. Sevlages are woven much           denser than your backingandmy pucker when             washed. Please do not use bed sheets 
    for backing. They have a different density than   
    quilting cotton and you may not get a good result.
5) Please clip and remove all stray threads from your
    quilt top. Stay threads on the bottom can show            through your light colored fabrics and take away        from the beauty of your quilt. Stray threads on the        top can also catch on the hopping foot.
6) Please make sure the quilt top, batting and the 
    backing are squared or even for the best  
    result. If you are using packaged batting it 
    should not need to be trimmed.
     Please make sure BOTH backing and batting 
     are a minimum of 6” wider and 6"longer 
     (3" on all 4 sides) than your quilt top, after squaring 
      your quilt. Larger backing  and batting are just 
      fine. I need that extra to attach your backing 
      to my quilt frame.
 8) Please check your borders to see that they 
     don't ripple and that they lay flat to avoid getting 
     pleats or puckers during quilting.

Wavy borders, where the borders are fuller than the inside of the quilt are one of the most common problems I have seen over the years.  This can cause your quilt to end up NOT square or having to ease excess fabric in when quilting. As an FYI below are some ways to prevent wavy borders. 
Wavy or ruffled borders are the most common problem I see when receiving a quilt top. These tips will help you prevent borders that have too much fullness for the inside of the quilt.

1. Cut the length of your border on the length of the 
    grain of fabric (same direction as the selvage 
    edge) instead of the more stretchy cross grain 
    of  fabric.
2. Before cutting the length of fabric needed for the
    border take 3 measurements and average them.
          1) at top of quilt top, (about 4" from edge)
          2) at bottom of quilt top, (about 4" from edge)
          3) through the center of quilt top.
3. When attaching the borders, if the border seems to
     be longer than the quilt top, place the border 
     against the feed dogs, If the top seems longer 
     than the border, place the top against the     
     feed dogs.
                      Thank you for letting me turn your
                         special quilt top into a treasured
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