Below is a checklist of items that any longarm quilter needs to know.  Most of this is covered on my Quilt Preparation Page and also in a Blog Posting on quilt preparation.  However, it is easy to forget some of these things and knowing what choices and actions to take ahead of time will speed up the process.  Here is my list:
1.  Is your quilt top square?
2.  Is your backing fabric sewn together with a 1/2 inch seam and pressed open?  Is it at least 4 inches larger all the way around than your quilt top?
3.  Are all the loose threads removed from front and back of quilt top and backing fabric?
4.  Are all the seams pressed consistently either open or to one side so they are flat?
5.  Have you stay-stitched the edges of your quilt top 1/4 inch in from the edges to keep it from fraying or pulling apart?  (optional but recommended)
6.  Are you providing the batting material or am I?  What color?  I carry white, cream, and black.
7.  Do you want me to apply a machine binding after quilting and are you providing the binding material?
8.  What quilting pattern do you want on your quilt? 
9.  What color thread do you want for your quilting pattern?
10.  What is your desired delivery time?  I try to turn projects around in a 2 to 3 week time period but that may not always be possible.  I will let you know if it is not.      

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