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Quilt Preparation


  1. Clip all threads on the top and back. Make sure you do not have any dark threads or dark fraying fabric that shows beyond a light fabric.
2. Square the pieced top.
3. Press the top, (pressing all seams flat), fold carefully, and place into a pillowcase or proper mailing container (be sure to adequately insure your top).
4. Do not baste, pin, or tack the quilt together.
5. Indicate the head of the quilt with a safety pin.
6. Indicate the pattern direction - lengthwise or crosswise on the quilt.
7. Be aware that fullness and puckers, which have been pieced in, cannot be quilted out. (I will ease them in as well as I can.)
8. Borders cut from the length of the grain (parallel to the selvage with selvages removed) lie flatter.


  1. Press the backing, (pressing all seams flat), fold carefully, and place into the pillowcase. Backing should be 4 inches larger on all sides than the pieced top.
2. I need straight, square edges to load the quilt on my machine.
3. Press the backing, (pressing all seams flat), fold carefully, and place into the pillowcase with the top.


  1. Batting size should be trimmed to 4 inches larger than the top on all sides.
2. Always zig-zag the raw edges together, if batting must be pieced.
3. If unsure which batting to purchase, call me. A premium grade batting that will not separate or "beard" is desirable. We can discuss the look you want. Different types of batting will result in very different kinds of quilts.


  1. Binding is attached using the "French-fold" method, and hand stitched in place on the backing side of the quilt. Add twelve (12) inches extra material length to the total amount needed for mitering the corners.
2. I trim all quilts unless you request otherwise.

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Sunny Side of the Street
The soft, sunny yellow fabric in this quilt inspired the name. It is a triple Irish Chain pattern with the other chains being a solid peach and a grassy green check. The original quilting designs are stitched in a green thread to stand out in the white areas inside the chains and in the borders. Flower wreaths and vines, a feather swirl, leaves and zig zag and undilating line make up the quilting designs. The back is the same solid peach to make a beautifully stitched back that you will want to flip over just to look at the stitching!


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Cotton batting will appear older or more crumpled after the first washing. This is a normal characteristic due to the shrinking of the cotton. All battings shrink 3-5% but have different appearances.