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Thread: quilt to send out

  1. #1
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    I've made a top that is 102 x 116

    I want to send it out to be quilted

    How large do I need to make the backing?

    I've heard that 2 inches around is adequate - so the backing would be 106 x 120?

    Please advise.

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    I Think most longarm quilters want at least 4" all the way around

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    In this area (New England), most want the backing and the batting to be 6" larger than the top. So yours would need to be 108 x 122. I suggest you find a longarmer to do the quilting and ask her what she would like for the extra length and width to load it on her machine.

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    I only ask for 3" extra on each side (total 6"per side and 6" per top, but you need to check with your quilter because some I know that want more than 3".

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