I decided to QUILT my "Courthouse Steps" Quilt today.
I have been putting it off because I couldn't decide what I wanted to use for the Backing Fabric.
I saw this Polk-a-Dot Print and thought it would be perfect!
Just a Quick Note on Figuring Yardage for Backing Fabric -
My Quilt Top measured
67" x 81"
add 6" to both measurements and you get
73" x 87"
which is what your Quilt Back will have to measure.
The width of fabric is normally 44"/45", so if you sew two pieces together you are going to get approximately 88". That measurement will take care of the 87" needed for the length of the quilt.
You will need to cut two pieces 73" long to cover the width of the Quilt.
(73" x 2 = 146" / 36" = 4.25 yds of fabric).
I cut off the selvage edge of one piece and then cut off the opposite selvage edge of the second piece.
If the fabric is directional, this will keep both pieces of fabric going the same way.
Sew these two timmed edges together.
You now have one piece measuring 73" x 88".
Ready to Quilt !
I decided to use a Feather Pattern ~
Here is how it turned out ~
I LOVE IT !!!
Now for the Binding!
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~ DONNA ~