The Finishing steps in our pieced Quilt Backing
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I started this project knowing I wanted it to be roughly 12″ wide
but started with 10″ wide strips. So I knew I’d be widening this out a bit.
Finishing It Up
This is the way we left it in Part 2
The sides need to be evened up
Starting with 10″ strips, gave me a backing only 8″ wide!
Yikes! All that fancy slicing dicing and sewing shaved 2″ from my original width!
No Worries 🙂
There are plenty of options
- A length up one side, down the middle, or off centered.
- Add fabric strips to both sides…
- You could even make a length of fabric from scraps.
I’m going to keep it simple at this point. Since it is a backing and the front is a pieced table runner – I don’t want too many seems to mess with my flow-ey quilting.
I cut my backing and sewed a length of fabric off centered to widen it out. This still isn’t going to make it wide enough
My first thought was to simply add a chunk of fabric to one side but…
I decided this looked much cooler
It’s a backing that looks good enough for my quilt top – and that my quilting friends is the point!
It is two quilts in one!
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Adele, Blogging the Creative Life
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