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AidanNia
« on: January 21, 2008 01:11:43 PM »

Hi there, I am hoping that some of you with more quilting knowledge than I, a newbie, might know if this makes sense:

I have this book, Last Minute Fabric Gifts, by Cynthia Treen.  She has a very simple baby quilt that I thought I'd try my hand at for a friend who just had a baby:



Here is the materials and instructions:



Well as I get into it, it seems that the batting is 32" x 32", but when you seam the interior gauze, the square only ends up 31" x 31" (you are then supposed to tack stitch the interior gauze/batting together) Then it instructs you to seam the pieced outside so that the finished measurements are only 30" x 30"! It keeps getting smaller and smaller as you go out!

Is this normal when you sew a quilt, for the interior to be bigger than the outside, or are these instructions just poorly done?  Also, I should add that I bought poly batting, cause the store didn't have the wool batting called for in the materials list (in case that's the problem).

So now I'm wondering if I should just be making the outside bigger to match the batting, but don't want it to be too "baggy" on the edges, if you know what I mean.

Thanks for helping a fledgling quilter--if this works out I'm going to have to try some real ones!



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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008 01:39:46 PM »

Maybe the extra inch on each side is for batting in the binding.  I've done that in the past.  If you don't want batting in the binding, you can always trim the excess.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 04:03:05 PM »

Every quilt pattern I've ever made tells you to cut the backing and batting larger than the front.  Then, once you are done the quilting on the front, you trim the backing and batting to match the front size before adding the binding.
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