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ls2116 Posted: Mon, Mar 18 2013 9:18 PM

I've been searching for backing fabric one piece classic Orange for nephews quilt and haven't been able to find any.  Should I do two vertical rows?  approximate size of top 70" x 75".

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Mar 18 2013 9:54 PM

You can certainly use two cuts of yardage seamed vertically.  I prefer to seam horizontally because I put my quilts on a frame.  You can also have fun with a pieced back.  Let us know how it works out.


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Nana replied on Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:15 PM

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I don't like a single seam down the center of the back or across.   I take my 2 panels and sew both edges together with right sides facing and then split one of the panels down the middle.   This will give you 2 seams with one on each side.   For some reason the seams hold up better if they aren't in the center.

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gini replied on Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:49 PM

i have no idea what classic orange is

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Mar 19 2013 2:34 AM

Thanks your ideas are great I might just scrappy piece backing.

Classic orange like the crayon.

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Ginny replied on Tue, Mar 19 2013 7:48 AM

Wow Nana, my thought was to have a center panel to, with the extra panel being split down the middle and attached to each side,  I really like your method much better.   Guess that is why you are able to make so many "tents" .  Over time you have found an easier way to do it.  Thanks for enlightening me.   (Never too old to learn something new)     Ginny

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Nana replied on Tue, Mar 19 2013 8:08 AM

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Glad to help.

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Roxana replied on Tue, Mar 19 2013 11:35 AM

Nana:

I don't like a single seam down the center of the back or across.   I take my 2 panels and sew both edges together with right sides facing and then split one of the panels down the middle.   This will give you 2 seams with one on each side.   For some reason the seams hold up better if they aren't in the center.

I love this idea! Are your seams vertical or horizontal? Do long-arm quilters like this approach? Does anyone know?

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Mar 19 2013 12:32 PM

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I do my seams vertical.   When I used a frame to do my quilting the vertical seams worked great.

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Joni replied on Wed, Mar 20 2013 3:12 PM

WTG that's the way I was taught to make a backing also.

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tnmtgrl replied on Wed, Mar 20 2013 5:13 PM

   Is2116,      Did you try Backside Fabrics? they have a really pretty orange at 108" width  for $14.90

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