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Thread: How Could I Be So Off on my Measurements??

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    Super Member JulieR's Avatar
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    The laws of physics in my guest bedroom, where I measure for backing, are different than those in my sewing room. That's why my measurements never add up properly.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    Here's a great tutorial for figuring the yardage for quilt backing.

    http://thebitchystitcher.blogspot.co...orial.html?m=1

    warning: if you are offended by salty language, do not click on that link.

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    there are no "mistakes" in quilting, only engineering changes.

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    I have noticed that when measuring small shapes some people use the lines on a mat. If you look one side goes right to left 1 -- 24 opposite side right to left 24--1. They use wrong set.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Sounds nice!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    Do you have any of your fabric left over from the quilt? You could make a nice border on the back!

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    There's a free class on Craftsy called Creative Quilt Backs. it's interesting and started me sketching out my quilt backs. I was amazed at the difference, looked good and I wasn't stressed out with it. It's worth a look.
    Annie

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    Loved the link Peckish. Laughed and laughed.
    Annie

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    you could cut the backing and insert a complimentary fabric color...not in the center, though - maybe a third. you could say..."yeah...i meant to do that!"
    "perfection is the enemy of done."
    "the secret to having it all is knowing you already do."

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    Loved the link from Peckish. Sounds like the same process I go thru (several times) before I hopefully get it right

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    Everytime I have made a pieced backing, I have messed it up! My solution? Now I only buy 108" wide backing fabric! So much easier, no stress.
    To QUILT is human.
    To FINISH is divine.
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...4369F3FA17.png

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