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Thread: how much fabric do I need?

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    Super Member yetta's Avatar
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    Dear Quilters,
    How many yards of fabric will be needed for the back of a quilt 80" x 67" ..The back fabric is 36" x 42" ..so far have come up with several different amounts...I think 6 yards sounds reasonable but am not sure ..thank you for your help..yetta

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    My yardage calculator came up with 6 1/4 so that seems right. I think it is generous and sometimes when I calculate it myself I come up with less'

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    Twice the length plus abut 6" if you are going to piece vertically

    The width, plus about 6" if you are using wide fabric 90" or wider.

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    ...and if you piece vertically be sure and cut off the selvedge as it will shrink more than the body of the fabric

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    Thank you all for your help, knew I could count on you ,,,hugs yetta.

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    If you ever get into a spot, and you are short on your backing, you can always put a strip of blocks in between your backing pieces too!

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