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Thread: Pictures of the reverse side of quilt tops

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    Super Member Mitch's mom's Avatar
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    Question Pictures of the reverse side of quilt tops

    There are quite a few quilters here who do outstanding work and you are also quick to offer help and guidance. Would you consider posting some pictures of your tops after you are done piecing - but before quilting - so that we newer, less experienced quilters, can actually see what the reverse side of finished quilt top should look like before being quilted by hand, on a home machine or sent to a long arm quilter?

    I know everyone does what works for them, so there may be differences in technique, however it would be a great way to learn and see what we are striving for in our quilting and also explain how the reverse side finish affects the overall appearance of the finished quilt and the quilting.

    Or is this a terrible suggestion?

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    that is a great suggestion- i will go take a couple pictures of backs of quilts i have waiting to be loaded up-
    as a long=arm quilter i sometimes wish people would pay a little attention to the backs of their finished tops- when i get one that has (tons) of strings- frayed seams- thread nests everywhere= it can add an hour or more to my time-if i left it like that it would be a mess- especially if the backing is light- and the threads are dark...even with batting between the two those threads can still show through-and be quite unsightly in a finished quilt.
    it will take me a little time to get some pics- but i will.
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    Red face Pictures of back of quilts

    I too like to see the back of quilts, but, maybe just fold over one end with enough to see the back with the front.

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    I love this idea! We new, inexperienced quilters have no idea what we should be striving for.
    Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine!

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    I have plenty of them waiting for quilting. They may not be the best, but that is OK with me. I will get them up tomorrow morning when my kids are in school and my head is not pounding like it is today. Hope you do not mind the wait.
    Julie

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    ok- i took a couple pictures- now i just have to figure out how to post them....
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    pictures of backs of quilt tops

    here's another one (i hope) the picture posting part i think i'm going to have to work on...
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    the threads that need to be clipped

    so here is a picture that shows how long threads can (build up) and if left can show through when the quilt is quilted
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    As promised, here are some pictures of unquilted tops that I have. Hope this helps you out.


    Here is one that I am just waiting to FMQ.
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    Last edited by MoanaWahine; 11-07-2011 at 05:48 AM.
    Julie

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    Here is a checker flag block.
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    Here is a table runner made from Charm Squares.
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    Here is one that every time I touch it, the dark blue frays some more. Can not wait until I get this quilted.
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    Here is a little more complicated block. This is one that is in my Avatar Pic.
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    Here is another block from my Avatar Pic.
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    The last two pictures are from my Avatar Pic. This quilt top I have been caring around for at least 2 years. Have not quilted it yet and so happy that the fabric has not frayed that badly. Makes for less cleanup when I sit down to quilt it.
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    Julie

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