Preparing Your Quilt Top and Backing


Steps to Prepare your Quilt Top.

Please note that each of the 3 layers (Top, Batting and Backing) will be mounted on the machine separately. Do not stitch or baste them together.

Mark the TOP EDGE of your Quilt Top and Backing Fabric with the labels supplied at the bottom of the Order Form. Cut the Labels on the dotted lines and use a safety pin to attach them to your Quilt Top and Backing Fabric.

Trim all excess seams and points.
Trim all loose threads.
Press all seams flat.
STITCH around the outer perimeter of your quilt top approximately 1/8” from the edge to prevent any seams from pulling open during the quilting process.

Steps to Prepare Backing Fabric.

NOTE: Backing and Batting size must be at least 8” wider and longer than the Quilt Top. When purchasing your fabric, remember to allow for 5% shrinkage when determining the yardage you will need.
Backing must be Square, meaning the Top & Bottom edges must be parallel to each other and the corners 90° angles. Each side should also measure the same length.
If your back is pieced, use a 1/2” seam and be sure to trim off all selvage edges. Press the seam to one side.
Print and Fill Out an Order Form.
Include the Order Form with your quilt. Make a copy to keep for your records.
I will always call to discuss your quilt before I begin working on it. Please list a number where you can be reached and the best time to call.
Feel free to call Susan (210-288-8205) if you have questions about sending your quilt

Shipping Your Quilt


Packaging
Place your Quilt Top, Backing and your Batting, if you are supplying your own, in a clear plastic bag for protection during it’s journey to Cotton Boll Quilting. Seal the bag and attach the completed Order Form to the outside of the bag. Then put the bag in a box for shipping. The post office has Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes that hold up to 20 lbs. and will fit most quilts. Also UPS or Fed X stores will have boxes available.

Be sure to include your contact information on the order form and to include it in the box!

Shipping
Please remember to insure your shipment.
SHIP TO:
Cotton Boll Quilting, Inc.
Attn: Susan Hall
457 Silver Buckle
Schertz, TX 78154
We will send you an email confirmation upon receipt of your order.
If you do not have an email address, we will call or send you a note to confirm receipt.
We will return your finished quilt via US Mail in a Priority Mail Flat Rate ship box. We will insure the return shipment for $200.00. A shipping charge will be added to your invoice. You may request additional insurance for an additional fee.