THE QUILT'S LINING
THE LINING is quite important. It must be soft, without starch filling, and should match the texture of the pieced top as nearly as possible, as a soft sateen lining with sateen top. For wide quilts allow 3 widths of 36-inch material, having the center one full width and tearing equal parts off of the outer two, or using two full widths with a narrow center strip.
There is an excellent soft sheeting woven especially for quilt linings in white only, 81 inches wide, which we can supply at 60 cents per yard. Two and a half yards is ample for most quilts.
Colored sheeting is sometimes used for quilt linings also, but it comes in a heavier weight. Colored 81-inch sheeting is a good background for quilt tops where a large central applique plan is used or for sh designs as the Rose of Sharon, Hollyhock Wreath, or Tulip applique.
Colored linings in some repeat tint from the quilt top are justly popular, and in some ways more practical than white linings. Yardage matching any of our quilt top materials may be ordered, butychine at 60 cents, fast color percales, plain, prints or white, at 35 cents, or chintz print calicos at 30 cents. All of these materials are 36 inches wide. Unbleached sheeting, 81 inches wide, soft and fine for linings, is 45 cents a yard.
WE HAVE had yardage estimated for the hundred and one patchwork patterns in this book. Should you wish to know how much material to buy for some other patterns, the method is this: Take one block and make a tracing of each part the number of times it appears in that block. Estimate the area covered; for instance, there are 6 blue triangles of one size and 4 blue squares in a block with white and a print. The six blue triangles take a space say 4 by 12 and the squares 4 by 16. This will total 4 by 28. There are 18 blocks in the quilt4 inches will cut 9 times out of 36-inch widthtwo times 28 is 56 inches so we will allow at least 60 inches or 1 2/3 yards of blue. They will not always figure out to perfect advantage, using every inch, so be generous and allow extra as exact tints are often difficult to match later.