Preparation & Shipping

For your convenience, the Quilt Preparation & Shipping instructions may also be used as a checklist for preparing and shipping your quilt for machine quilting. Always remember to insure your valuable quilt top before shipping.

Preparing your quilt top for machine quilting

1. Do not baste your quilt.

2. The quilt back and batting should be at least 4 inches wider and 6 inches longer than your quilt top.

3. Identify the head of your quilt top and back if necessary.

4. Measure the center of the quilt top vertically. Then measure the outside edges. If there is more than a 1 ½-inch difference, it is possible that your quilt top will have tucks when quilted. Do the same measurements horizontally. The most common reason for measurement differences is stretched bias edges and mitered corners that leave extra material on one or both sides of the miter. Too much material will cause the corners of your quilt to be flared.

5. There should never be loose edges, buttons, charms, etc. (unless you plan to have custom quilting done)

6. The top and backing should be pressed with the threads trimmed.


1. When you ship, print and complete a Quilting Order Form .

2. Place quilt in a box large enough to accommodate your completed quilt.

3. Ship your quilt to:

A Quilting Hand15071 Mulberry Drive #26Whittier, CA 90604

4. Please insure your quilt top.

5. A check for 50% of the estimated charges is due with shipment.

Make your check payable to either Bob or Mindy Jackson. Please phone, e-mail, or fax to let us know your quilt top is on its way. Order Form

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