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Becky P Posted: Sun, Jan 12 2014 5:06 PM

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?  

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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.

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Becky P replied on Sun, Jan 12 2014 5:43 PM

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!  

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Karla replied on Tue, Jan 14 2014 6:40 PM

I turn mine all the time and have had no problems when sewing or washing.

 

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