What do you back a quilt with?

Do you need backing for a quilt?

If your quilt top is wider or longer than the width or length of your backing fabric, you will need to piece the backing. If seams are necessary, you need to decide whether your want them to be horizontal or vertical on the back of the quilt. If your quilt is 40 to 60″ wide, horizontal seams save on yardage.

How much does it cost to have a quilt quilted?

On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between 3 cents to 15 cents per square inch for quilting services with the average total cost around $175 for a 50″ x 70″ quilt. The price of quilting can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code).

How much bigger should the backing be than the quilt top?

Size of the back: must be at least 6″ wider on each side, top and bottom, than your quilt top. A total of 12″ larger than your quilt top. Trim the top and bottom edges of your backing so they are straight and square.

What is binding a quilt?

Binding frames the edges of a quilt. It usually consists of a strip of fabric, usually double folded, that is wrapped and sewn around the raw edges of quilt. Binding is usually attached to the quilt by machine and then the folded edge is sewn into place by machine or hand stitching.

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