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Thread: 58-60" wide

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    58-60" wide

    Lets say I want to make a bed top cover the width is around 58". The material you get is not 58". Now I know I can add borders and stuff to the edges to make it 58", but what do I do for the back? The back has to be larger, and I do not see anyone adding to it, or maybe I am missing that?

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    If you can't get wide backing, you have to seam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipit View Post
    If you can't get wide backing, you have to seam.
    I was hoping that would not be the answer. Ok, so it is the anwer. I suppose I can work the "seam" into the quilting process. I am so new at this stuff

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    I've purchased 108" wide fabric from fabric.com. Worked great.
    No doubt there's other places selling 108" wide fabric.

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    The backs you have seen are probably all one color so you can't see the seams or they used the wide backing which comes in widths up to 108"

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    Some quilt stores sell backing in patterned fabric. One of our locals sells 108 that way. More expensive, of course.

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    Pieced backing can be as beautiful as the front I like to use fabrics from the front to accent the backing. Katie's graduation quilt 2011 This is a link to one I did for DGD. Maybe you can get some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salden View Post
    Lets say I want to make a bed top cover the width is around 58". The material you get is not 58". Now I know I can add borders and stuff to the edges to make it 58", but what do I do for the back? The back has to be larger, and I do not see anyone adding to it, or maybe I am missing that?
    If you can't find backing to suit you needs, seam the backing. Sew extra straight and extra carefully and press well---------------it's will be hard to see your seam and will look great.
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    [QUOTE=salden;5742900]I was hoping that would not be the answer. Ok, so it is the anwer. I suppose I can work the "seam" into the quilting process. I am so new at this stuff[/QUOTEC]

    Is there a reason you're opposed to a seam? When you quilt, it should make no difference. Treat the back as one piece of fabric, in spite of the seam.
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    [QUOTE=GrannieAnnie;5742960]
    Quote Originally Posted by salden View Post
    I was hoping that would not be the answer. Ok, so it is the anwer. I suppose I can work the "seam" into the quilting process. I am so new at this stuff[/QUOTEC]

    Is there a reason you're opposed to a seam? When you quilt, it should make no difference. Treat the back as one piece of fabric, in spite of the seam.
    Not opposed, just not sure if that is what I should do, or was I missing something. I want to be sure I do it right.

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