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How to Prepare Your DIY Quilt for Quilting

By: Carolina Moore for favequilts.com
How to Prepare Your DIY Quilt for Quilting
How to Prepare Your DIY Quilt for Quilting
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There are some skills that are essential when it comes to quilt making, and this How to Prepare Your DIY Quilt for Quilting is definitely one of those videos. This is a great tutorial that will take you step by step on how to prepare your DIY quilt so that it is the best it can be. Plus, this quilt video is helpful for you if you are looking to do the quilting yourself, or if you are going to take it somewhere to get quilted. If you are a beginning quilter and are trying to figure out how to make a quilt and the best methods, this quilt video is definitely right up your ally. 

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Primary TechniqueQuilting


Materials List

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

How to Prepare for DIY Quilting

Instructions for DIY Quilt Preparations

  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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