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Preparing Your DIY Quilt for Quilting

Preparing Your DIY Quilt for Quilting
Preparing Your DIY Quilt for Quilting
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Learning how to make a quilt is not an easy project to take on. This Preparing Your DIY Quilt for Quilting video tutorial is perfect for showing you all those little steps for putting your quilt together at the end. Many handmade quilt projects won't cover the steps that are covered in this quilt video, so it is nice to have it broken down step by step. Plus, this craft video is great for showing you how to prepare your quilt whether you are doing the quilting yourself or you are taking it somewhere to be quilted, so you can be prepared either way! 

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueQuilting

Beginner

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Materials List

  • Finished quilt top
  • Quilt back
  • Batting
  • Coat Hanger
  • Something to base your quilt with (spray)
  • Ironing board
  • Iron

Quilt Preparation for Quilting

Instructions for How to Prepare Your Quilt for Quilting

  1. Open up your quilt top on your ironing board with your seams showing up.

  2. Check your entire quilt top to make sure all your seems are flat.

  3. Iron out any significant creases in your quilt. This doesn't need to be perfect.

  4. Repeat this process with your quilt back.

  5. Lay out your batting on a large table or clean floor.

  6. Smooth out your batting and lay your quilt back on your batting, and smooth out your backing as much as you can.

  7. Lift your quilt back up to about half way and spray your batting with baste spray. 

  8. Place the backing back on top and smooth it out. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles so it doesn't appear in your quilting.

  9. Fold other end your backing and repeat the same process.

  10. Repeat this process with the front of your quilt.

  11. Now you are all ready to quilt!

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