|Quilt backing deserves a bit of your attention too. Do not include the selvage of the fabric when seaming a
back. That selvage will misbehave when it is washed, and your quilt will show puckering. Although the selvage
can be used successfully to line up the pieces to seam along the straight of grain, make the seam large enough so
you can remove the tightly woven selvage before quilting, and press the seam open to reduce bulk.
For machine quilting, such as on a longarm, always make the backing 3 to 4 inches bigger than the top - on each
side. This is important space for the proper clamping and attaching of the backing to the rollers that are used.