How to Prepare Quilts for Longarm Quilting

Your quilt top is done (yay!) backing is chosen, and now it’s time to send your labor of love to the longarm studio! But wait– there’s still a few more steps before your quilt is ready to be handed off to your favorite longarm quilter. These steps help your quilt to look perfect after quilting, and makes the process easier and more efficient for the quilter.

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What Do You Do With…Cotton Lawn?

In the world of cotton fabrics, there’s several different substrates (fiber compositions and weaving structures) to choose from, with a mid-weight woven as the most common for prints. While this substrate is good for making quilts, it can be fun to switch things up with something different– like cotton lawn!

Let’s talk about what makes lawn special, what projects work best with lawn, and then learn some tips about how to make sewing with lawn a breeze.

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Square in a Square Poolside Quilt

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As soon as we saw the new collaborative line from Cotton+Steel, Poolside, we knew it needed to be made into a simple quilt to show off the fun tropical inspired prints. Brenda picked a square in a square block, perfect for using the large-scale colorful palm trees, sunglasses, waves, and geometric prints.

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