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    Yardage for backing

    If my quilt is 65" wide x 77 1/4 long and I want the seam of the backing across the horizontal (width) how many yards do I need. I. Came up with 3 7/8. Am I correct? Double checking.
    Peggy:icon_hug:

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    Re: Yardage for backing

    How wide is your fabric once you cut off the selvage? Let's say 42". Sewing horizontally, that would be 42 X 2 - 1"(for seams) equals 83" vertically.

    Since a yard is 36" times 2 = 72". I would say 4 yards because you need extra past the quilt top. Ideally, your batting should be 2" wider all the way around than the quilt top and your backing should be 4" all the way around.

    So, Quilt top is 65 X 77.25
    Batting should be 69 X 81.25
    backing should be 73 X 85.25
    Vonnie

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      #3
      Re: Yardage for backing

      Thank you so much Vonnie.
      Peggy:icon_hug:

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        #4
        Re: Yardage for backing

        You are most welcome!
        Vonnie

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