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Thread: Which side of the quilt do you do your quilting?

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    Junior Member dreamgirl's Avatar
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    I know this is a crazy question, but I wonder if anyone ever quilts on the back of your quilt. The reason I'm wondering about this is because when I quilt heart or flower motifs I
    like the puffy look on the front of my quilt. Does this make any sense?( Sorry if it sounds silly-new to quilting)

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    You can do it either way. It is a personal preference.

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    It's not a crazy question to me. I was thinking about asking the same thing. I have some backing material with swirls on it, and I thought I might use it to do my FMQ. I wondered, too, if quilting from the back made sense.

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    I've quilted from the back to FMQ around appliques that I had on the back. Some people use a specific print on the back and FMQ around the design.

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    I have hand quilted on the back when it is easier to mark the quilting lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamgirl
    I know this is a crazy question, but I wonder if anyone ever quilts on the back of your quilt. The reason I'm wondering about this is because when I quilt heart or flower motifs I
    like the puffy look on the front of my quilt. Does this make any sense?( Sorry if it sounds silly-new to quilting)
    Yes, & have tried it before and have succeeded with the results.
    It does not sound silly because everyone has their style or preference for completing their quilts.

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    That's something that I've never thought about!

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    great question! I might just have to try that next time!

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    yes you can do it either way.

    Benartex even sells quilt backing 108 inches with the quilt design lines already marked.

    you just quilt from the back following the lines and when your done you toss it in the machine and the lines wash away.

    here's a link to the product

    http://benartex.fabric-discount1.us/..._The_Yard.html

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    I haven't tried quilting from the back but my quilting buddy does. She often choses a backing with an easy design to follow and follows the design. She quilts on an older Kenmore machine and her work is nice!

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