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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Backing for 2013 BOM quilt

Re: Backing for 2013 BOM quilt 01 Mar 2014 13:00 #116156

casciamom wrote:
I have purchased 5 yards of backing fabric for my quilt but am unsure about how to cut it. It seems like it could be cut into two 2 yard pieces and then seamed down the middle, but this leaves an extra yard of fabric. So, it doesn't seem to be the correct way to piece it. I must be missing something obvious!! Any advice would be appreciated :)
Depending on the width of the fabric, I think it would be correct to cut it that way. To make sure, measure the width, and if times 2 it doesn't go beyond your finished top (I leave at least 4 to 5 inches all around on a big quilt) then you won't have enough.
My finished quilt top is a little bigger than what it was supposed to be ( 81 X 81 instead of 79 1/2 x 79 1/2) because I will leave more fabric around the appliqués on the border. My back fabric was only 40 inches wide once washed/dried and the selvage cut, so I needed 3 lenghts - I'll have a large piece left from this (actually, 2 pièces, because I "centered" it in the back so the seams would fall right behind the sashing).

Hope that helps.

Andrée
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Backing for 2013 BOM quilt 01 Mar 2014 10:59 #116153

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I have purchased 5 yards of backing fabric for my quilt but am unsure about how to cut it. It seems like it could be cut into two 2 yard pieces and then seamed down the middle, but this leaves an extra yard of fabric. So, it doesn't seem to be the correct way to piece it. I must be missing something obvious!! Any advice would be appreciated :)
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