Hi, I'm new to this forum but I'm sure there are some experienced quilters who can help me!
I recently purchased fabric for my quilt back that is 104" wide. When I purchased, the sales person asked for my quilt dimensions, which are 80 x 96, and said I only needed to purchase 80" of fabric. However, that means my quilt back will be cross grain to the quilt top. Is this okay?
I have purchased wide backing also. I have turned mine with no problems. It quilts up the same, I am surprised she didn't have it cut larger than 80 inches though. I always have at least 4 inches on either side when quilting the fabric draws up some. Hope this helps.
Thank you for the reply! The backing is actually 88 inches long, so he did add the additional 8 inches. I wasn't sure if the cross grain would create a problem when the quilt is eventually washed. Thank you again!
I turn mine all the time and have had no problems when sewing or washing.