I made the backing for Earthtones yesterday and I have to tell you it is one huge quilt. It was approx 80 x 96? (I can't remember how long it was) and required two full widths of fabric to make the backing and it was just barely wide enough. I got it all loaded on the quilt frame last night and it was pretty close to the maximum width that I can quilt on the frame - I only had a few inches to spare. I oiled the machine, changed the needle and filled the available empty bobbins as well so that all I had to do was to start quilting. The problem was that I only had 5 empty bobbins so I knew I would have to wind some mid-quilting and I really don't like doing that. Tomorrow, I will go to my LQS to buy more bobbins - an early Christmas present to myself!