This may be something I regret but for the three QOVs that I’m working on, I was thinking . . why not piece the backings into one BIG backing, load it and do one quilt after another without having to load each individual backing. Pretty smart, huh? I don’t know . . ask me later.
My only real concern (and I’m not really that concerned) is that once I roll three quilts on the takeup roller, it may take up too much space in the throat. I don’t think I’ll have any problems doing two quilts and if I have to cut the backing and then re-attach one end to the leader to do the third quilt, I’ve still saved time.
Those quilts are 64″ x 84″ so I needed about 92″ in length and I figured I needed 5 widths to be wide enough for three quilts (3 x 64 = 192) and 5 x 40 = 200″. After cutting off the selvage, and making the seam, I do have 40″ on each width.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Stash Report! Yay! 5 x 92″ = 460 = about 12.75 yards. Pretty good, huh?