76" x 76"
I've finished my latest quilt; well the top is finished. This is a rough photo before it's off to be machine quilted. See my previous blog about Happy for more details.
One of the most tedious parts of making a quilt, especially a large quilt is measuring for, cutting and piecing the quilt backing. You are dealing with lots of yardage. Lots to handle.
I have always washed my quilt fabrics including my quilt backing fabric. Imagine washing 9 or 10 yards of fabric; it would come out wrinkled and frayed requiring lots of pressing and straightening. I decided with my last big quilt "Gardens of Rock" to not wash the backing fabric. Wow! What a difference. This saved so much extra work. I have not been washing any new fabric since then and I'm..... happy.