Step 1: Quilt your project using a cotton backing. After completing the quilting, measure the length and width of your quilt. In this example, the length is 6” and the width is 6”.
Step 2: To cut your final backing piece, take your completed quilt front measurements and add 1” to the height measurement. In this example, the height is 6”, add 1” for a total of 7”. You would cut a piece 6” by 7”.
Step 3: Cut your backing piece from side to side about ⅓ to ½ from the top. In this example, the cut was made 2 ½“ from the top creating two pieces, one 2 ½“ and one 4 ½”.
Step 4: With right sides together, using a ½” seam allowance, stitch a seam about 1” at both edges, leaving the center part of the seam open.
Step 5: Press both seam allowances down.
View of right side of backing after pressing the seam allowances down.
Step 6: Pin the completed quilt front and back right sides together.
Step 7: Stitch the completed quilt front and back right sides together.
Step 8: Clip and trim corners.
Step 9: Turn right side out through the opening in the backing. Press. Insert Stitch Witchery, Heat-n-Bond or other double sided fusible in the opening. In this example, Stitch Witchery was used. Option – hand sew the opening closed.
Back – finished after pressing to activate the fusible product.
Finished quilt front.