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Thread: front and back ?

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    Junior Member masufa's Avatar
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    What is your opion on the backing fabric always matching the front of the quilt?

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    I rarely do that!!!

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    Mine don't match; I choose what I like and it feels like two different quilts sometimes.

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    Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. I usually try to color coordinate them. Sometimes it is wide backing, sometimes leftover pieces from quilt. I really do not like piecing backing though, so I do as little as possible.

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    Junior Member masufa's Avatar
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    Thanks that is my opinon as well, someone in my quilt club always insists when we are making charity quilts that we find fabric to go with the front. I say it is more interesting if they don't match.

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    sometimes but not always.

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    I would either stick to the theme of the front or choose a similar color or go complete left field and choose something that is pretty in my eyes.

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    oh my suck detail for chairity quilts........what difference does it make if the back matches. I don't put ugly fabric on the backs but something that would not be really out of place.
    I do match the binding and try to coordinate a bit with the backing.
    About chairity quilts::::: someone is always misguided if they think the recepient really cares about matching backs...
    My story is a group that wouldn't pay the part of postage for a box of fabric because some of the fabric were blends and they only used cotton. Now this was a group in south Florida. So they paid only for the portion that was cotton. They didn't get any more fabric from me.

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    that should have been "oh my such" and not suck. My fingers are not doing the walking right tonight.

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    I guess I sewed coordinated clothing outfits & home decor for too many years, because I have to have the back coordinate & match the front. lol

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