Make an Awesome, One of a Kind, Pieced Quilt Backing and save on cash
Buying the backing for quilts can sometimes get rather costly.
Making a pieced backing for your quilts from your stash and fabric scraps can help you save money, while making a reversible quilt.
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Today I want to show you how to make an abstract, pieced quilt backing.
It’s the one you won’t want to hide, and best of all it doesn’t have to cost you anything.
There are quilt backings and then there's, the one of a kind, quilt backings... Click To Tweet
They are modern
fun and vibrant.
and made with your fabric leftovers (which makes your backing cost nada!) cool huh?
and I’m going to show you how to do it in just a few easy and simple steps.
This tutorial is for a table runner backing.
This technique could be applied to small quilts. All you need is plenty of fabric scraps in a variety of lengths and sizes
- The First step is to measure the table runner to decide the width of the backing. Add couple of inches to the length and width.
My table runner is 10 X 54, my backing size needs to measure at least 12 X 56.
- Gather up your fabric leftovers.
Cut your chosen fabrics into 5, 6, or even 7″ widths, forming rectangles
Sew the rectangles together on the long sides forming a long backing
- I like to sew two at a time
- Press the seam towards the darker fabric
- Then sew two units together, and so on, to create the full length of the backing
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The fabric pieces I have chosen for the base blocks are 10″ pre-cuts. Even though that isn’t quite wide enough it will all work out just fine! 🙂 trust me.
You could leave it like this, it makes a pretty and functional backing.
But if you want something a bit more artsy, a bit more abstract, a bit more unusual…
Come Back on Friday for the next step, because that’s when the fun begins.
Adele, Blogging the Creative Life
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