I believe that every mistake holds a lesson. My m ost re ce n t quilting mistake was buying too little backing fabric for my fun lighthouse quilt. The blocks are ma de by reverse appliqueing lighthouse pictures cut from an old sweatshirt. I had my quilt with me to show my friend who owns the local quilt shop. (I had borrowed her markers to color the lighthouses.) Glenna hap pened to have some nice fabric on sale that coordinated with my quilt top. On the spur of the moment, I decided to buy it as backing fabric for the lighthouse quilt. The shop was busy so we w here multi-tasking and visiting. We quickly measured the quilt and guesstimated the backing fabric requirements. Later that evening I was preparing to pin the quilt and there wasn't enough backing fabric! I turned to MyWebQuilter.com - quickly entered a 9 inch block size, 4 rows, 5 columns, two borders and their widths...within 2 minut es MyWebQuilter told me I needed 2 and 1/2 yards for the backing
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