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Thread: backing

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    If the piece I'm using for my backing is too small, I usually add borders to all 4 sides (if necessary). Sometimes the length is just fine and only the sides need additional inches.

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    Simply put, It doesn't matter if the fabric grain runs in the same direction as the front of the quilt.

    The idea behind piecing the backing in thirds is so if you fold the quilt for storage, the seams will be less stressed if they don't lay where a fold is.

    Lots of quilts have pieced backs. You can do whatever you want.
    peace :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    is there a rule for grain wise for the back of a quilt? i mean does the fabric really need to be going the same way as the front? instead of buying mor fabric to piece the sides to be wider, a friend told me that i could fold the fabric in half and cut then sew it. this way i would have the width as my front piece. i would have a seam in the middle on the back but i would still get my length and the width that i want.
    By the time you have quilted it, the grain really shouldn't matter

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    Right, wrong or indifferent, that's the way I do it!

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