Quilt Backings: How to piece a 96″ x 96″ backing from 6 yards of fabric

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You may remember a bit ago that I bought some 6 yards long pieces of fabric for backings from Whittles Fabrics.  I wrote about it in this blog post.

I had said that I typically get six yards of fabric for a quilt back and just add a little more fabric if I need to have the backing be wider than 88″.  Well…I got a note from Ila in my email.  She said that it’s easy to make a 96″ x 96″ backing with 6 yards of fabric.  Well that had me excited because rarely do I make a quilt bigger than that.

She sent me an instruction sheet that shows how and she gave me permission to share it with all of you.  Here’s the link to Ila’s-6 yard quilt back instructions.   It is in a pdf file so you will need an adobe reader to view it.  You can find a that free downloadable program here.

I was so excited and was going to use the instruction to piece a backing for my Smith Mountain Morning quilt that I put the final stitches in on Monday night but alas…my quilt is too long.  If I ever finish up my Celtic Solstice quilt I’ll use Ila’s directions for that.

Just so that you’ll be able to find these directions again, I am adding it to the tutorial list found on the right hand column of the blog.  I know I’ll be using this for sure.  THANKS Ila!!

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