How do you expand the backing of a quilt?

How much bigger does the backing need to be on a quilt?

The quilt backing needs to be larger than the quilt top to allow extra for fabric that is taken up during quilting and for stabilization when using a quilting frame. Always add 8″ to both the length and width measurements so you have an extra 4″ of fabric all around.

Can you use fleece for quilt backing?

A fleece rag quilt is easy to make and it can warm up a bed, but versatile fleece can be used as a traditional quilt backing, as well. … Generally an easy fabric to work with, fleece has a tendency to stretch, making quilting somewhat tricky, while its deep pile can conceal quilting stitches.

How thick should a quilt be?

Choose a Thickness

Traditionally, quilts are a thin layer of liner — no thicker than two or three layers of flannel fabric — sandwiched between two layers of cotton fabric.

What can I do if my fabric is not wide enough?

How to make a half width

  1. Fold your cut length of fabric in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and selvages perfectly even.
  2. With an iron, press a hard crease on the fold.
  3. Open the fabric. With the fabric flat on the work surface, use large sharp scissors and cut exactly on the pressed crease.
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How many yards do I need for a queen size quilt backing?

A standard queen size quilt that is 88 inches wide and 96 inches long takes about 8 yards of fabric for the front of the quilt and another 8 yards of fabric for the back of the quilt, depending on the pattern and fabric you choose.