How much backing do I need for a quilt?

How much backing do I need for my quilt?

You need 2 WOFs to make your backing. Take your backing length measurement and multiply it by the number of WOFs you need. 74″ x 2 = 148″ This is how many inches of fabric you need. Now, divide that number by 36″ to get how much yardage you need.

How much backing do I need for a queen size quilt?

108″ backing is great for king or queen sized quilt, but a touch overkill for baby blankets. Now everyone get their supplies: pencil, paper, calculator, your quilt top and something to measure it with (cutting mat or measuring tape), that half empty bottle of Advil or the rest of the wine.

Can you use muslin for quilt backing?

Traditionally muslin has been a popular choice for backing fabric. Even a high quality muslin fabric is less expensive than it’s printed fabric counterpart, and some quilt admirers prefer to be able to see the quilting stitches on the back, which muslin lends itself to.

How do you pick fabric for quilt backing?

When considering the color of the backing fabric, keep the value of the quilt top in mind. A darker backing can make the quilt front look a bit shadowed. A high contrast design on the backing fabric may peek through a lighter quilt top. To prevent this, use a backing the same value as the front of the quilt.

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