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Thread: Two sided quilt?

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    I have a brainstorm that I need help with. I want to make a quilt for my brother. He's a Marine (once a Marine, always a Marine he says) and he has a hobby of re-doing John Deere mowers and small tractors. My dilemna-the quilt I have in mind will be two sided. Any pattern I choose would not have to be the same pattern on the reverse side....I have about 5 one yard pieces of each fabric. 5 for each side. Pattern suggestions would be so much appreciated.

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    I don't have a pattern in mind but if you do QAYG both sides should line up perfectly.

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    Patterns with smaller pieces mean lots of heavy seams where they overlap (front and back) while quilting.
    Another consideration is choosing a quilting pattern, what will it look like on both sides?

    Maybe pick a pattern with big pieces of fabrics and an all over stipple design?

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    check out reversible quilt as you go. you should be able to find something neat. here is one example.

    http://quiltingworks.com/cabin-fever...iltasyougo.htm

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    I was thinking of all over stipple so as not to be trying to go with only one of the sides. Stippling would work for whatever the pattern. QAYG may be an idea. Thank you.

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    You could make two tops, put both on a thin batting (each), quilt them and then put both together before sewing on the binding. If you want, you could tie/sew them on a few places together (invisible). That way both sides have their own quilted pattern, suitable for the patchwork.

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    The Cotton Theory makes the front and back of the quilt at the same time and it's reversible.

    I have the log cabin one I use 3 seasons out of the year.

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    I have only done one two-sided quilt. It was a baby quilt in flannel. Large squares with applique duckies in the middle of alternating squares (kind of like a checkerboard pattern). I simply matched the squares up from front to back and straight stiched in the ditch along the seams. That way it blended in from front to back. It did turn out to be a little bit heavier than a regular quilt but still very nice :)

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    neat idea

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    Only today i was thinking of how to put together a double sided quilt for my GS. So will be watching this thread with interest. I am very new to quilting and love this board it is as if i have found a new family of lovely people who I can talk to, ask questions, and be part of all without being criticised or judged. Finding this sight has helped me through a tough time and getting on here every day is my me time to relax. I have been silently watching for a while now and thought I should come out and say Hi as I already feel part of this group. Congratulations and thank you for being you.
    Sorry about the novel, first time and got carried away

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