Reduce Your Fabric Backing

A couple of weeks ago one of our members forwarded a video she saw on the Calico Mermaid Quilt Shop’s Facebook page. I then shared it with our membership. It was a fascinating video showing how you can reduce the amount of backing fabric you need to purchase by cutting your fabric diagonally. Here’s the link on YouTube.

One of our members asked, “That’s great but how do you determine the amount of fabric you actually need to purchased based on the size of the quilt you are making?” Good question! I did a little research on the Calico Mermaid Facebook page and found the formula provided by John Flynn of

I challenge all the math wizards out there to give it a go! Happy Quilting!

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