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Thread: sandwiching

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    If you are supposed to leave about 2" all around of the batting, how do you align the top and backing. If you can't tell I am a new quilter
    Thanks Nanc

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    Nanc, I always make the backing larger than the top so you won't have to worry about that. You can always trim it after, along with the batting.
    Hope this helps!! :D

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    You leave the backing 2" larger too :wink:
    I like the backing to be just a tad wider than the batting. This helps me with sandwiching and lining up the top also.

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    duh, of course. Thanks

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    Nanc, I have a lot of those DUH moments lol
    This board always gets me through them!! :D

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    OK so if I already cut the backing the right size how do I align?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Nanc, I have a lot of those DUH moments lol
    This board always gets me through them!! :D
    Don't you just LOVE this Board?
    :-D

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    you can pin around the edge of the top, flip it over and use the pin line to line up your back

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.E.H.
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Nanc, I have a lot of those DUH moments lol
    This board always gets me through them!! :D
    Don't you just LOVE this Board?
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    Well, since I'm here more than anywhere else I think the answer is YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    When I have my layers laid out I fold the edge of the bottom over so it shows, then use chalk or a pin to mark the center, edge of a column, or whatever I'm trying to line up.

    I've also heard of folks who quilt from the backing side though I've not tried that yet.

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