Today I thought I’d share with you my favorite way to make a pieced backing. It’s what was working yesterday when I realized my fabric was a little too short.
First take your length of fabric and make sure the ends are even.
Then choose whatever fabric you’d like to add to make the length you need. This could be a single piece of fabric, blocks sewn together or different fabrics sewn together. I chose this strip of batik fabric. We will call this the addition from now on.
Next take your addition and sew it to one end of your backing fabric.
Next sew the addition to the other end of your length of fabric forming a tube.
Now you can chose where you’d like the addition to end up in your pieced backing. Near the top, or the bottom, even centered. Wherever, pick a spot and cut your tube open so you again have one length of fabric.
Now you have a great pieced backing all ready for your quilt. This works for larger sized quilts as well.
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