So yesterday I was trying to find a suitable backing for a recent quilt.
I picked this 1974 Urban Chicks fabric from my stash.
I needed 4 yards or 70"x70".
Surely I bought a 4 yard piece of this fabric...
it's 3 1/4 yards.
I tried to figure out mathematically how I could get the piece I needed
BUT it just wasn't enough....
I whined and groaned and searched my fabric stash....
I gave up on that and found another stash piece of 1974 Urban Chicks in Red
sure enough I did have 4 yards.
In hind sight...
I wish I had bought 4 yards of the light fabric or any fabric for that matter.
I found that every piece I had that 'might' be enough...wasn't enough.
I have a lot of stash but not a lot of backing sized stash.
I thought about piecing the backing but my machine quilter isn't fond of that
(yeah it's sometimes frustrating but he's a convenient so I take that inconvenience)
I think the next time I find a 'deal' or sale yardage I am buying 4-6 yard pieces for backings.
Ever been in this situation?