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    Machine Stitcher

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    How many inches do you add to your quilt back measurements to be quilted on a long arm?

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    Depends upon who is doing the quilting. Rule of thumb, 6 inches all the way around on backing and batting.
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    I always try to leave 6 - 9".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    Depends upon who is doing the quilting. Rule of thumb, 6 inches all the way around on backing and batting.
    Ditto. That's what I like when I do a quilt.

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    Most times I leave 4" as I don't do much quilting. When I have a quilt done by someone else they require 8" larger in width and length.

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    Ask your longarmer. It depends on his/her setup and preferences. My longarmer likes 4" on each side, for a total of 8" larger than the top.

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