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This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.)

Quilting - This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.

How much backing is needed, if my quilt measures 63 inches by 78 inches? ReplyAt a minimum 4-7/8 yards plus a bit extra for fabric not cut straight from

Calculating yardage for quilt back

How much backing is needed, if my quilt measures 63 inches by 78 inches? ReplyAt a minimum yards plus a bit extra for fabric not cut straight from

Quilt back.    Very cute, not too time consuming for the back.  Like it.

Build a quilt this Christmas using the Figgy Pudding Quilt pattern. You can alternate between classic red and green fabrics with strip quilt piecing that looks wonderful when finished.

How to make backing fabric to fit your quilt, when it doesn't. John Flyn's method with diagrams. Pretty cool.

How to make backing fabric to fit your quilt, when it doesn't. John Flyn's method with diagrams. DO use a seam, make sure to take the selvages off, and press the seam open. I long arm quilt and love it because the seam isn't in the same place as I roll!

This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.)

This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.

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