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    Backing size?

    I can never remember how big to make the backing for my quilt. The quilt I'm working on now will measure 72" square when done. And is there a difference if it is hand quilted or machine quilted? Thanks for any and all help! Lynn

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    If someone is going to machine quilt it on a longarm, they would want 6-8" on all sides bigger than the quilt.

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      I would say the minimum needed on all sides would be 4". I can get by with 2-3" on a baby quilt that I'm going to do FMQ on my DSM. Better to have too much than not enough. Check with your LA quilter for requirements.

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        The longarmer I used said 3'' was enough, but they were both baby quilts. I know Jean makes really big quilts so I know she knows better than me for the size you are doing.
        🌺 Lorie

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          Re: Backing size?

          I would say about 4" on each side if you are quilting it yourself, either by hand or machine. If you send it out check with your quilter.
          Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

          Marilyn......
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