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Welcome to Hen & Chicks Studio 100 Days to Christmas Event

Day 6 (September 21, 2019)

Today's the perfect time to find skinny bolts and build up your stash in colors that you're lacking. Or find skinny bolts  to help build out that scrappy quilt you're wanting to make. Go big and take large bolts and be ready to use it for baking fabric. 

Are you wondering how much fabric to get to use as backing fabric? Let's give you some examples. You always want at least 3 inches bigger on all sides of your quilt top if you're sending it to a longarm machine quilter to be finished. Look here for more tips on preparing to send out your quilt. 

Let's first look at quilts that would use a cotton fabric for the backing, and that fabric has a usuable width of 42". 


36" square quilt top would require a 1 1/4 yard cut of fabric and no piecing.
50x70" quilt top would require 3 1/4 yards of cotton fabric, pieced with one seam horizontally.
75x90" quilt top would require 5 1/3 yards of cotton fabric, pieced with one seam vertically.
100" square top would require 9 yards of cotton fabric, pieced with two seams either horizontally or vertically. 

We also carry Shannon Cuddle in 89" width. So, let's look at the same quilts using that information. 
36" square quilt top would require 1 1/4 yards of cuddle and no piecing
50x70" quilt top would require 1 5/8 yards of cuddle and no piecing
75x90" quilt top would require 2 1/4 yards of cuddle and no piecing
100" square top would require 5 5/8 yards of cuddle and one seam either horizontally or vertically.

When you stop in to Hen & Chicks Studio we're always glad to help you figure this out. 


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