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    Power Poster
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    Aug 2010
    Hi from Ohio!

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    Super Member ArtsyOne's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
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    Hi from Minneapolis! I'm assuming that your batting is not a high loft and that the sandwich is either closely basted by hand or spray-basted. If that's the case then I think you'll be just fine - I do FMQ on a regular machine and haven't had any problems with the backing being only a couple of inches larger than the top.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Senior Member QuiltingCrazie's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Las Cruces, NM
    I agree you'll be fine. I have found too much waste when you keep 4in all around. I hand quilt, machine and quilt on a long arm and never had a quilt not match up leaving less then 4 in. Can't wait to see it!!!

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    Junior Member nonda's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    I guess I should have posted more information! The quilt top is 64 x 82. The bottom is about 1.5" larger all the way around. I did buy low-loft batting. I will be adding a cream binding. I will be quilting on my Janome Sew Precise. Someday, I'm gonna get a machine with a larger throat space! I can only do straight lines.....I will probably just do a crosshatch.

    My biggest concern was that the top is all 9-patch squares with ALOT of seams! Also, because I didn't think about the quilting when I was sewing the top, I doubled the cream fabric. I didn't like how the burgandy showed through so much ~ so needless to say it is HEAVY!

    So - now that you know how goofy I am, can I get by with the bottom or do I need to add some more to it?

    P.S. I bet you can tell where I'm from, huh????
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    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
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    I agree that you should be fine. I've had that problem before and it worked out very well. Welcome, glad you could join us!
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    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Texas, USA
    Howdy and welcome, from Texas! If you baste very carefully, you should be able to make it work. If it were me, I'd use Warm & White batting and Elmer's School Glue, to baste. That stuff if wonderful, at keep everything in its place!

    By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
    ~Richard Dawkins

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