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Thread: Newbie has a question. Thanks for help.

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    Senior Member clynns's Avatar
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    Easy to fix, add a 5 inch strip all the way around. Should be big enough to send to a quilter or keep and do yourself. Back should be 3-5 inches larger on all sides so you have fudge room. Just when you think it's centered, you pull a little more here and a little less there and it doesn't measure up. Pretty soon, your short on one end. Better to add now and if your going to be quilting it yourself, start from the center to pin. Never cut it off until the quilting is done. Give's you more of that 'fudge' room. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    If you're going to add borders, I suggest you cut down what you have now for backing by at least few inches before adding additional fabric.

    You don't want that seam anywhere near the actual edges of your quilt where your binding would go.

    Or you could just add a piece on one side, say 8"-10" wide, shifting the whole thing over. Do the same thing for the length.
    Don't even have to try to center it. That's probably the easiest.

    Pieced backings are great. I do all mine that way.

    Just keep that long seam a good way away from the parallel edges.
    I agree with MTS. You don't want that seam right on the border.

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