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

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    My suggestion would be to add the difference divided by two on each side so it balances out. Its called Back Art !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    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.
    LOL! Good theory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianemarie View Post
    My suggestion would be to add the difference divided by two on each side so it balances out. Its called Back Art !
    I almost always do Back Art...simply because I love it best. But also, sometimes it keeps me from having to buy more fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    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.
    This is hilarious...

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    This very problem is what forced me to be creative on the first quilt I completed. I was determined to NOT buy any more fabric so I used fabric from the front and did a clever (I thought) pieced design on the back to make it all work. Since then I try to incorporate something nice into the backing. Have fun with it.

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    Piece it, you could put a strip at the top and at the bottom and it lookes planned. I do that sometimes or you could make/use any extra blocks in the center of the quilt back. Don't stress it will be okay no matter how you choose to finish.
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves_2_quilt View Post
    Piece it, you could put a strip at the top and at the bottom and it lookes planned. I do that sometimes or you could make/use any extra blocks in the center of the quilt back. Don't stress it will be okay no matter how you choose to finish.
    I like this because that's what I'd do a strip at the top and at the bottom. I'm sure it will be great whatever
    you do!

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    Oh, trust me on this one, we've all done that. Frustrating though.

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    Peckish = hilarious!!

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