Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What’s Working on Wednesday

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.

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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.

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Next take your addition and sew it to one end of your backing fabric.

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Next sew the addition to the other end of your length of fabric forming a tube.

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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.

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          Now you have a great pieced backing all ready for your quilt. This works for larger sized quilts as well.

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Today I’m linking up with Quiltsy and WIP Wednesday.

Please come over and check out the Quiltsy blog and link up if you’d like!


B J Elder said...

Great tutorial!

Dee said...

Love pieced backs! Yours is so soft and pretty!

thebutterflyquilter said...

Love the tube idea!

Stephanie said...

I do love pieced backs.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great idea Charmaine!

creativedawn said...

That's a great method and tutorial do enlarging the backing. It's also a good way to incorporate "orphan " blocks into a quilt thus reducing some of those UFOs! Thanks!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

What a great techique! Thanks for sharing.