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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 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.

Jelly Roll Race calculator by Jo's Country Junction with Jo and Kelli ~ A jelly roll race quilt, or 1600 quilt is a fun and fast way to make a quilt, but what if you want a different size or want to use wider strips cut from yardage or scraps? here is a calculator to help you figure out how many strips to cut! The possibilities are endless with thousands of fabrics to choose from at the Fabric Shack at http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi

Jelly Roll Race calculator by Jo's Country Junction with Jo and Kelli ~ A jelly roll race quilt, or 1600 quilt is a fun and fast way to…

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