Your top and backing needs to be neatly pressed and all threads front and back clipped. Check to see if your quilt is square...if it isn't, I can help you with that. Backing needs to be 8" longer and 6" wider than the quilt top and square. All outside seams should be back stitched to prevent the seams from popping when the quilt is put on the machine. No salvages on backing fabric. Borders should lay flat. If the borders do not, then tucks may need to be taken in order to quilt the border flat.