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    Batting

    I'm a new quilter and I'm hand tying my first quilt. Please tell me how much larger to cut the batting for the in between layers.

    #2
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    The width of your hand should be about right. That would be 4 fingers touching each other, and not the thumb so 4" or so. And you probably know that after you tie it that extra batting (and backing if it extends beyond your quilt top which it v should) will be cut off anyways before you put on your binding. This is kind of a standard. In all fairness I should add I have never made a tied quilt, but I have made many quilts and that is usually what I do. Good luck with your first quilt and hopefully it will only be the start of many many more!!!

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      #3
      Re: Batting

      I usually allow about 3 inches of batting on each side.
      And allow about 4 inches of backing on all sides.
      These measurements are for long arm quilting.
      I like to allow plenty of excess, than come up short.
      Tying a quilt may not need this much excess.
      Keep in mind, tying a quilt does not last as long
      as quilting. The threads used to tie a quilt will
      break down after a few years of wear and washing.
      Good luck on your first quilt.

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        #4
        Re: Batting

        In quilt class we were told 2-3" minimum of batting. The quilting takes up some of the extra. And backing should extend another inch or so past that. So it is like a tiered look at the edges after you are through pinning.

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