A high contrast design on the backing fabric may peek through a lighter quilt top. For my quick tip, I wanted to share with you my quick and dirty way that I sew together backings for quilts that are made from a single large yardage cut of fabric. At this point, you will have to use a quilt maker to make sure these two layers are fixed together and will not move. However, beneath the beautiful design of a queen-sized quilt are yards and yards of backing fabric that must be accounted for when calculating the amount of fabric needed to finish the quilt. Baskets, Birds and Blooms Pattern Download. Press. (It is a little difficult to see in the second image below, but it should be clearly visible when you are piecing your own backing. How to Make an H Seam Quilt Backing Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Notions. Using a third length would be really excessive though. 89.99. NOTE: If the quilt backing has a nap or pile , such as velour or corduroy, the orientation of the nap in relation to the quilt top will be determined by the direction of the top when it is mounted on the frame. Thanks for the compliment. You can simply shop around for quilt backs. 14 available Autumn Evenings Pattern Download. We do our best to have straight seam lines, accurate piecing, and smooth pressing. 7 available Grandma's Hearth Quilt Kit. Block of the Month. It will help the quilt glide more smoothly under the machine. Do you stash fabrics that are specifically for backing a quilt? Reply. When piecing quilt backing, make sure you pieced together fabrics will measure 4-6 inches longer than the top part of the quilt. It’s lovely when I have the luxury of actually owning those 4+ yards that large quilts need and can whip out a quilt back with one fabric and single seam. Trim your seam allowance to 1/4-inch. Consider what you want to be the length and width of the quilt when you are making the quilt back. A darker backing can make the quilt front look a bit shadowed. I chose a navy thread for the quilting. When I baste the quilt, I am careful to gently stretch the minky just a tiny bit and tape it in place on my floor (or you can use tables for easier accessibility if you have one large enough). Notions. Simpliqué. I usually use standard cotton quilting fabric which is usually 44/45 in. 0. * Seam them together and you’ll have your backing ready to go! I worked on a guild quilt over the weekend. Patterns. Best tool for piecing backings is the 120″ measuring tape. As you can see by the small pile on the floor the length of the red is much longer than needed. If you have little to no spare time on your hands or if you want to get the quilt done as soon as possible, then you won’t have to create one yourself. Making a queen-size quilt involves piecing together seemingly countless small bits of fabric to create a design. In general, if you are having someone machine quilt your project, you will need the backing to be 4” more on each side. We make it easy to finish your quilting project—check out the wide backing fabric collection at Lindley General Store, below. Press my backing seams open so that the fabrics lay flatter. Home Store. Pieced backing for quilt. The most common block styles are string quilts and crazy quilts and generally no pattern is required. Patterns. 19.99. Fabrics. My favorite backing fabric is black and white busy prints. Tips and Tricks for Backing: Measure your quilt top vertically and horizontally. In the end, it may seems that all of your quilt doesn’t match the backing fabric you have in stash.Have you been in this situation before? I'll fold a quilt … See more ideas about backing a quilt, quilt piecing, quilt patterns. Rather, after you are done piecing the backing together, you will then have to attach the backing you made along with the batting. It is just a little stronger. For quilt backing fabric options in Canada, check out what Runaway Quilting has in store for you. If you are doing the quilting yourself, you should be safe with 4″ extra per quilt side. How to figure yardage for quilt backing: The back of your quilt should be about 3-4” larger all around than the top of the quilt. From regular quilting cottons, to wide backings in both flannel and cotton. How to know when to buy yards and yards of fabrics for backing?. Newsletter Home Store. 62 available Grandma's Hearth Backing Kit. The third photo shows the center 48-gon that I appliqued on the background with piped bias tape. My preference is to put the seam anywhere but the center of the quilt back. Simple to learn, no complex rules. I prefer to press my seams open and I starch the whole piece when sewn together. Monique Sounds like you use a lot of basting spray too...I live in area where I cannot get it in stores locally but I did find it on-line at Hancocks of Paducah, they have the one by Sullivan and it is only $8.98 with no s/h/tax to add to the cost ... that is if you order on-line. When possible I use 1/2" seams for piecing the long straight seams of my backing. If you are piecing the quilt back, make sure that the nap on the panels is running in the same direction. Our fantastic wide quilt backing fabric and materials selection has everything to cover your quilt back without an extra seam. See more ideas about quilt piecing, backing a quilt, quilts. 189.99. (See figure 5 again.) Replies. 8. I was only short a few inches. When piecing the backing together use a 1/2″ seam allowance instead of your general 1/4″. Mar 6, 2020 - Explore Audrey Henry's board "Pieced Quilt Backs", followed by 212 people on Pinterest. Stars Over Baltimore Revisited Backing Kit. Pros. I start with a long multiple yard cut of a single fabric. How fortunate was I? Sew directly on the crease line. However, no matter what type of quilt batting you choose, you can use Heather’s method of piecing together small scraps of batting into larger pieces so you can always get the most use out of your quilt supplies. Add 8 inches to both measurements to make sure you have an extra 4 inches all the way around to make allowance for the fabric that is taken up in the quilting process as well as having adequate fabric for the quilting frame. It’s easy to get complacent when it comes to preparing the backing fabric because once the top is done we are super anxious to get the project finished. Step 8. Often, 44” wide quilting cotton fabrics are stitched together to fit the quilt … Favorite Fabric for Piecing Quilt Backing. Julie replies... Good question! Bears in the Woods Pattern Download. It's a great way to get rid of uglies :-) Reply Delete. Simpliqué . This is especially helpful if you are making a pieced backing. 19.99. Mini Pieced Quilt. Step 7. Once the quilt is done and I wash it the backing shrinks a bit and the puckering disappears. My last quilt top finish, including a scrappy black-and-white border. If your smaller pieces fabric can’t, you will have to buy a larger fabric and piece panels to it. I learned the hard way that the design approach to piecing a quilt back is not the same as the front. It gets lost in the red and white, busy print of the backing. They should be related in some way, color, style, etc for my quilts. Piece. Block of the Week. Without thinking (and I do know better!) When I basted my quilt, I was careful to line up the strips as straight as I could. Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson 11 December 2020 at 08:04. I like wide backings for BIG quilts but I don't mind piecing "it has GOT to GO" fabrics for smaller quilts. Patchwork feet are designed to measure exactly 1/4-inch from the needle. 19.99. Piecing it together often takes up a lot of time and effort. Making your quilt sandwich is arguably the single most important step for success when backing a quilt with minky fabric. Diamonds Quilt Along, Part 1: Piecing. Over the years, I have tried a number of different approaches to making a pieced backing for quilts and I am sharing these ideas here. You can buy, in certain areas, limited selections of 108 " wide fabric for backing. I usually measure the length of the quilt and add 8”, and then measure the width and add 8”. Plan seams of backing so that the back can be mounted on the quilting machine with the selvage (least stretchy or finished edge) perpendicular to the rollers. Clubs. The quilt-making process does not just end with stitching panels of quilt backing fabric together. Autumn in the Mountains Pattern Download. To prevent this, use a backing the same value as the front of the quilt. 59.99. When you have to piece the back for a quilt, is it okay to just join in the middle or should it be done in thirds. You can trim the excess off now or you can wait till the quilt is quilted. She explains how you can both plan out a pieced quilt backing as well as randomly piece large remnants together. I can’t believe this was just seven months ago. No ripping out paper from the back of your block. * Kit contains 2 - 45” x 105” cuts. Quilt Quilt backing Ideas. 28 available Simplique Rose Medallion Set. Jul 18, 2018 - Explore Kim Ellen's board "Quilt Backs" on Pinterest. wide and piece it as necessary. Whether you are piecing your quilt backing because you simply ran out of fabric or you are choosing to make a reversible quilt with two pieced sides, ZJ has several helpful tips. Cards. BOM/BOW. The last photo shows the final trimming of the unneeded background, which will just go into future scrappy blocks Trim off all selvages and use a 1/2″ seam allowance when piecing the backing. 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