Quilt backing question

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Farmer Kitty, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I'm making a lap quilt that measures 60"x60". My backing material is 45" wide. I know from the reading I've done that I don't want to put the seam down the middle. So, I'm wondering do I leave one piece at 45" and then split the difference (15+ seam allowance) onto both sides? Or do I put that small of a piece onto just one side? Or is there something different I should do?

    Thank you inadvance for any help you can give me.

    Kitty
     
  2. That sound like a good idea to me, but since I don't make lap quilts I really don't know. I just usually make the bed size and use a sheet for the underside. But doing it your way and sewing the seams down so they won't bunch up should work great. Maybe someone else can help better. hope so. marrie
     
  3. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the things I've seen is to break the back up into 9 sections, so it is like a 9 patch. It adds a little interest to an otherwise boring back, and you can make good use of your narrower fabric pieces (45" vs commercial quiltbacks). It's just a possibility to think about.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:That's a neat idea! I'll have to keep that in mind!
     
  5. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Hi Kitty

    Your first inclination (use one piece of 45" and put the difference (including seams) on either side of the 45" piece is the way that it is usually done. The seams are less noticeable that way!

    Good Luck!!

    Cindy
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    #1California Chick :

    Hi Kitty

    Your first inclination (use one piece of 45" and put the difference (including seams) on either side of the 45" piece is the way that it is usually done. The seams are less noticeable that way!

    Good Luck!!

    Cindy

    That is the way I went. Now to finish it.​
     

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