Saturday, August 28, 2010

How close?

How close do you allow the quilt to get to the batting's edge?
The quilt is supposed to be 48.5" square, and the batting is 48". I think with a couple too large seams, the top was closer to 48" in one direction.

Too close? Probably, but I don't have a better option. My other batting is too thick to use the fleece for the backing. I really want a nice, warm quilt for Caleb this winter.

If I start now, will it be done by Christmas? :)

Leah

4 comments:

gamawinkie said...

I usually leave about 4" around the edge to allow for some shrinkage when quilting. Caleb will love this warm quilt come winter!

bingo~bonnie said...

I think it will be fine. You're experienced enough and will be careful with it. ;) I know Caleb will love his quilt this winter.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Chrissie said...

I came upon this problem this last quilt. I just cut the back fabric wider than normal and folded it to fill the edge, and it worked fine. it was a baby blanket so I wasn't worried so much! :)

Deborah said...

In this situation i cut a strip of batting either from another piece or from the sides where there is excess and slip stich along the edge - even if itis a slightly differnet thickness I prefer this to stuggling with running out of batting while i am quilting