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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