Quilt Sandwich

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A quilt sandwich refers to the three layers of a quilt: The quilt top, the batting and the backing.

The quilt top, of course, is your handmade masterpiece. It will be the top layer of your quilt sandwich.

The batting, or filling layer makes your quilt fluffy and gives it a cozy, warm feeling. It will be the middle layer of your quilt sandwich.

The backing, or bottom layer, covers the batting and completes the sandwich. For small quilts, a single piece of fabric covers the entire back. For larger quilts, you'll need to sew two pieces of fabric together.

Example of a Quilt Sandwich

The layers of a quilt sandwich are the secret to the quilt’s universal appeal. Store-bought blankets can’t compete with a cozy quilt made by loving hands.

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