How To Make a Bed Quilt That Actually Fits!

Tuesday Tidbits quilting video blog archives

    This week, we’re going to get our “math” on! It’s time to make quilts that actually fit the bed they are intended for because no one likes a short or narrow quilt on the bed! There are some questions that need to be asked before starting, but trust us, it is so much nicer when the quilt fits the bed!

    We’re also going to address how to figure out how much backing you need to purchase for your quilt. Again, with some simple tools in your belt, you can figure out what you need and not over or under-buy.

      QUILTING BLOG CONTENTS [click to view]

      [0:15 minutes] Making quilts for certain beds: creating for the different styles and sizes of beds that now exist.
      [1:18 minutes] Quilt sizing for beds with deep mattresses. Don’t forget to determine how long of an overhang on the bed you want the quilt to have.
      [2:36 minutes] A helpful quilter tool to use: the handy tape measure!
      [2:53 minutes] What to measure on a bed along with considering the variations based on the person’s preferences.
      [3:26 minutes] Adjusting your quilt pattern to accommodate the size variations.
      [3:48 minutes] Quilting for beds with a footboard.
      [5:32 minutes] General bed sizes and calculating the backing. We show you how to do the math and lay out your backing with minimal scrap leftovers!
      [6:02 minutes] Small Quilts [42×60 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing using 1 piece of fabric.
      [6:53 minutes] Small Lap & Bed Quilts [48×48 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric.
      [7:50 minutes] Lap & Bed Quilts [60×76 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric.
      [10:03 minutes] Bed Quilts [79×90 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric with two pieces.
      [10:50 minutes] Bed Quilts [95×106 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric using three pieces.
      [13:26 minutes] Bed Quilts [100×119 inches]: Figuring the math for the backing; How to piece your fabric with three horizontal strips.
      [14:31 minutes] Ironing your backing in the smaller pieces [we also use Best Press Spray to get rid of the wrinkles] so all you need to do is press your seams open [it saves you from having to iron the entire backing].
      [16:52 minutes] Visit our April 27, 2021, Tuesday Tidbit: How To Make An Extension For Your Ironing Board


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