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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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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Which Batting is Best?

Your quilt top is done (hooray!) and it’s time to pick the middle layer for your quilt sandwich– batting! With so many options out there, choosing the right one for your quilt can be overwhelming. It’s great if you already have a favorite, but knowing how different batting weights and fibers affect the look and feel of the quilt can make a big difference in your next project.

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