We Help You Figure Out Quilt Backing Sizes
This week, we’re going to get our “math” on! It’s time to make quilts that actually fit the bed they are intended for because no one likes a short or narrow quilt on the bed! There are some questions that need to be asked before starting, but trust us, it is so much nicer when the quilt fits the bed!
We’re also going to address how to figure out how much backing you need to purchase for your quilt. Again, with some simple tools in your belt, you can figure out what you need and not over or under-buy.
We’re also adding some new Stash Builders to the website. You guys had so much fun with the last group, we decided to toss more out there.
Have a great week.
Marty & Teri
THIS WEEK’S QUILTING BLOG CONTENT
This week’s quilting blog is all about bed quilts and their backing: How to easily figure out the sizing
Making quilts for certain beds: creating for the different styles and sizes of beds that now exist.
Quilt sizing for beds with deep mattresses.
Don’t forget to determine how long of an overhang on the bed you want the quilt to have.
A helpful quilter tool to use: the handy tape measure!
What to measure on a bed along with considering the variations based on the person’s preferences.
Adjusting your quilt pattern to accommodate the size variations.
Quilting for beds with a footboard.
General bed sizes and calculating the backing. We show you how to do the math and lay out your backing with minimal scrap leftovers!
Small Quilts [42×60 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing using 1 piece of fabric.
Small Lap & Bed Quilts [48×48 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric
Lap & Bed Quilts [60×76 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric.
Bed Quilts [79×90 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric with two pieces
Bed Quilts [95×106 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric using three pieces
Bed Quilts [100×119 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric with three horizontal strips
Ironing your backing in the smaller pieces [we also use Best Press Spray to get rid of the wrinkles] so all you need to do is press your seams open [it saves you from having to iron the entire backing]
Visit our April 27, 2021, Tuesday Tidbit: How To Make An Extension For Your Ironing Board
Fabric Stash Bundles are back!
We’ve gathered sets of 6 fabrics in each bundle and have them available in ½ yard and 1-yard bundles. Each stash includes a background with coordinating colors. Great fabrics at an even better price!
The “Kim Diehl Favorites” Fabric Bundle
The “Kansas Trouble Favorites” Fabric Bundle
The “Jeweled Butterflies” Fabric Bundle
The “Fly Fishing” Fabric Bundle
The “Fabulous Fauna Batiks” Fabric Bundle
The “Spring Violets” Fabric Bundle
The “Black & White and Red All Over” Fabric Bundle
The “Happy Day” Fabric Bundle
[*Color does not look as accurate in our video. Please check the product page]
The “Daffy for Daisies” Fabric Bundle
The “Sewing Up a Storm” Fabric Bundle