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

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    Angry How Could I Be So Off on my Measurements??

    I will be the first to admit I am not good in math! I'm at the point of making the sandwich. I laid out the top, then laid the backing on it just to double check everything. I'm about 12.5" too short on the backing!!! What was I thinking? Obviously not much when I cut it!

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    It will be Ok!!! Just piece it!!!

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    Sounds like a perfect opportunity to put a 12" pieced strip on the back. It'll be great!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Just piece it. It will be fine.

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    I do this kind of thing so often, I expect it every time. It's not a mistake, it's a design decision.

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    I find that I make mistakes if I am tired and stressed out. Don't worry, just add another piece. Good Luck!

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    Yep...happens to all of us sometimes....add another bit and go forward...it will still look good.

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    I only do backs two ways. Too small or way too big. I'm to the point it doesn't even phase me anymore.

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    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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    I agree, piece it. What I generally do is to lay out the top then the backing on top. I fold this way, that way and the other way until I figure out which way it needs to be cut. When I get the folded piece figured out, I leave it all laid out as is, then grab the scissors and start cutting/slicing/ripping. Then lay it out the way I think it's supposed to go and hope for the best. Usually works with only one seam. That said, I first figure out sq. in. of fabric needed, convert to yards, add a bit and then buy and do as above.

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