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Thread: How much do I dislike make quilt backs?

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    Super Member Billi's Avatar
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    How much do I dislike make quilt backs?

    So much that I have affectively avoided it for 2 days by sewing other small things hotpads and coasters. Today I managed to avoid it by cleaning my sewing room.......yep I went there I cleaned the whole room just to avoid piecing the queen size back to a quilt I need to get turned into the LA this week. I think I'll go clean my kitchen now.
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    Yes, quilt backs can be the pits, but just think, you're almost done!Go for it!
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    sounds like you need to treat yourself to wide quilt backs. I would check with your long arm quilter. Many have wide quilt backs on hand.
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    We must be cousins.

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    Isn't it amazing how clean our houses can get when we don't want to do the next step in our sewing projects! When I finally bite the bullet and just do whatever I'm avoiding it amazes me how simple the project really is!

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    I see you have found your "things I would rather do list". I know I really don't want to do something when I dust instead of doing that thing I am avoiding.... and I really ... really dislike dusting.

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    Like you, I do not like making quilt backings. I have to make one tomorrow. Wish I were more like you. My sewing room really needs cleaning. I'll make the backing and then clean my sewing room which I do at the end of each project. I don't know which will be worse, making the backing or cleaning up my sewing room which looks like Eleanor Burns has invaded it with her scraps.

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    There are so many wonderful wide backing fabrics available now often less expensive than purchasing regular yardage why are you putting yourself through something you dislike so much?
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    Just sew a Ten inch square row together and add your large pieces to it. sew into a tube/cut...then your done.

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    Good to know I am in good company :-). I do use the wide quilt backs when I can find something that works with the top. I know there is always muslin but I didn't want it for this quilt it's all batiks it was just to stark. So my sewing room is clean kitchen is clean and I'm part way through the backing, one of the reason I hate them is having to get on the floor to measure the long pieces. It's just awkward and the same reason why my sewing room gets cleaned before I do borders too.
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