The trend toward larger, bed-sized BOM quilts poses a challenge when offering 108" wide backings, where the 60" width allows you to easily back a quilt up to approximately 116" wide. Simply piece two lengths of backing with a single center seam.
To join two 60" widths, we recommend using a seam allowance of ˝" to 1", and pressing the seam open. You can also join using an overlapping seam, sewing down the length, close to both edges of the fabric.
- And because the base cloth is the same, any minimal shrinkage rates are also consistent from front to back; this also creates a better quality quilt.
- As a more narrow fabric, the 60" backings are less twisted on the bolts, meaning the fabric can be cut instead of torn, which increases your yield per bolt. If the goods are not laid square to the front side, the quilt will twist when quilted.
- This generous width is also perfect for finishing quilts up to 56" wide with a single length! Also great for these home décor uses: