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Thread: Material I bought for backing is not big enough..

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    Super Member labtechkty's Avatar
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    Material I bought for backing is not big enough..

    it is about 3 inches short...so I need ideas ...help???
    Kitty

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    LOL...never mind..I knew I should have looked around abit before making this post...found my answer from looking at the beautiful quilts on this site...thanks anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by labtechkty View Post
    LOL...never mind..I knew I should have looked around abit before making this post...found my answer from looking at the beautiful quilts on this site...thanks anyway...

    And was the answer to cut it apart and insert some fabric used in the quilt top? or add in some extra blocks?
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    There are lots of possibilities....add a border of a matching fabric or contrasting fabric or a neutral, insert some leftover blocks or strips of fabric from your blocks, etc. Some backs are as interesting as the fronts of the quilts. My sister liked one of my quiltbacks more than the pieced front. LOL

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    [QUOTE=QuiltE;5088796]And was the answer to cut it apart and insert some fabric used in the quilt top? or add in some extra blocks?[/QUO
    Yep...I guess I was still half asleep when I posted...but it still doesn't hurt to ask for fresh ideas.....
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    I know...some of the backs I've seen are alot prettier than the tops...go figure...lol
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    No wonder you are asleep. It's 5:30 when you asked a question.ha. I'm not even able to think or speak at that time

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    glad you found the answer.

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    I was going to suggest piecing it diagonally....

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    I did that once, however, instead of one solid strip down the center, I used blocks of fabric included on the front. It just added a little something extra.

    [QUOTE=labtechkty;5088932]
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    And was the answer to cut it apart and insert some fabric used in the quilt top? or add in some extra blocks?[/QUO
    Yep...I guess I was still half asleep when I posted...but it still doesn't hurt to ask for fresh ideas.....

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