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    Has anyone ever quilted a quilt top without a backing (top and batting) and then add a backing and then quilt it to the top of the quilt? Hope this make sence.

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    No, I have not done that, would be interested in the reason for doing it this way?

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    I've done that before when doing trapunto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarina
    Has anyone ever quilted a quilt top without a backing (top and batting) and then add a backing and then quilt it to the top of the quilt? Hope this make sence.
    Yes I have - with lap quilts that I want to be more cozy than an average quilt, I do all the fancy quilting on the top and batting only, then I back it with fleece and attach that with stitching in the ditch before binging everything.

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    I've done it with wall hangings where I want to do a lot of thread painting and don't want all the mess on the back - plus then I don't have to bury all the ends - just pull them through to the back and knot them. Like Lace says, you have to do a minimum to hold the backing on at the end though, so just plan that in your quilting design.

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    I've sort of done it, having screwed up the back so badly, that after it was quilted, attached another back on top of the existing one and did some simple SITD to secure it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa
    I've sort of done it, having screwed up the back so badly, that after it was quilted, attached another back on top of the existing one and did some simple SITD to secure it.
    Hey now that's a great tip! Those days when your tension goes wrong or you get a case of the puckers... I'll remember that! I HATE unsewing FMQ. :mrgreen: :-D

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    i have quilted a top- to it's batting- then added a back (birthing style) and just tacked the backing in key spots.
    it was a special request from someone who did not want quilting on the back- it turned out ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by dmarina
    Has anyone ever quilted a quilt top without a backing (top and batting) and then add a backing and then quilt it to the top of the quilt? Hope this make sence.
    Yes I have - with lap quilts that I want to be more cozy than an average quilt, I do all the fancy quilting on the top and batting only, then I back it with fleece and attach that with stitching in the ditch before binging everything.
    Great job - but another weird question - why not just quilt it all at same time????i

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    yes, i do that sometimes.

    i'm fairly confident about my piecing skills, but my quilting often stinks out loud. by adding the back after i've quilted the top i can hide a multitude of gafarbles. :lol:

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