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    ok, so sandwich the top,batting and a piece of plain muslin-quilt that. Then take the backing piece and use steam a seam or wonder under or some light weight fusible and put the backing on, then sew on bnding, hem down and whalla' you have your completed project!

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    Let me just throw this suggestion into the mix.

    Take yonr quilt top, batting and a muslin backing and quilt as usual. Then take the Dallas Cowboy fabric and add WomderUnder to the BACK of the Cowboy fabric. Iron it on really well. Peel off the paper sheet and iron it to the quilted muslin. Then bind all four layers together.

    I would think it would hold for quite some time. If it comes loose and will not re-adhere, you could always go back and tack it latter on.

    Just a thought.
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    Have you thought about putting this child up for adoption??? Just kidding! What a loving parent you are for trying so hard to make his quilt just like he wants it to be. The world needs a whold lot more like you!

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    Explain and ask him if he wants this quilt to last. Without quilting, the batting will bunch, etc. with time and move with time. I would plan the quilting (using invisible thread) so that it doesn't interfere with design. Don't do anything fancy or meandering when quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    Hope I can explain this right :lol: Use muslin as your 1st backing(Your top, batting, muslin) quilt as you like, then add 2nd backing ( Dallas Cowboy back) sew it on pillow sham style( place print side to muslin and sew all four sides leaving about six inches or more unsewn, then turn inside out, press.You might also just back tack the Dallas side in a few hidden places to hold it place.Result- quilted top ,plain back. :thumbup:

    Added: Think quilted pillow sham, turn one inside out and look at it, it has an inner lining ( the batting does not show) and a split backing to hold the pillow in.In this case for the quilt it would be solid not split. Hope this helps :-D :-D :-D
    I agree! This is how I would do it. Thanks amazon!

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    I think he needs Dallas Cowboy sheets... and a beautiful quilt on top! Which side is he more excited about anyway?

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    If it isn't held together with quilting, the batting will shift and bunch when it's washed. I like the idea of making a muslin "false" backing, then putting the other backing over the top. That would probably work.

    Another idea. Can you tie it instead of quilting it?

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    So many suggestions, thanks. To answer a few questions, he is 35 years old and this quilt is for watching the games on his 52 inch TV with the Dallas cowboys side showing and keeping warm while he is watching and at the same time showing his friends who all come over to watch, who his favorite team is and that his mom made it. I only see my loving son once a year sometimes not even that and wanted it to be what he wanted, not what I wanted. His wife said no cowboy sheets as it wouldnt look good on her wrought iron canapy bed. They both have things that are important to them I guess as long as they are happy.

    So after i finish the top I will decide but i am leaning toward using muslin and quilting the front to bring out the stars and then adding the backing on and tacking it at strategic places and binding it and calling it a day.

    So thanks all for the suggestions and help.

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    Using muslim as backing and quilting, that is also what I would do. Then I would use the fusing that is made for applique-no sew. It holds very well because you do not sew it. I have bought it at Michaels but maybe some of the fabric stores have something similar. I think the tacking would take away from the quilting you did on the one side. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Challenges are always fun! Sally :lol:

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    I would do the front with a muslim backing, quilt it, then attach the Dallas Cowboy print when adding the binding. I think that might work.

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    Isn't Dallas Cowboys the Star logo? Why not use that and quilt it in their colors.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janedennis
    I am in the middle of a quilt for my ds and i am trying to make it the way he wants it. The top is blue denim with white stars and am putting white sashing around each block. The backing is dallas cowboy material and he wants it to be one piece with no sewing (or quilting) so that the full dallas cowboy designs shows on the back. The front he doesnt care if I quilt how can i do that and not quilt the backing?
    Use a big star quilting pattern. I till look really cool on the back as well as the front. Thanks for sharing your great idea. I may make one for my son.

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    You'll need to tack it in a couple places, or it'll be more apt to wear out, rip or many other travesties.

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    quilt stars on it

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    Can you stitch the quilt sandwich with the muslin and then add the Cowboy fabric on top of the muslin with this stuff called stitch witchery? Its made to adhere 2 pieces of fabric together with heat from your iron. Maybe hand-stitch around the sports logo and then top stitch it all together, then use quilt binding so they all have the edges sewn together. from, Debbie, Phoenix, AZ

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    Jane, either outline the designs on the Cowboy side, or tie the quilt very close together, that way no stitching on either side. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    Hope I can explain this right :lol: Use muslin as your 1st backing(Your top, batting, muslin) quilt as you like, then add 2nd backing ( Dallas Cowboy back) sew it on pillow sham style( place print side to muslin and sew all four sides leaving about six inches or more unsewn, then turn inside out, press.You might also just back tack the Dallas side in a few hidden places to hold it place.Result- quilted top ,plain back. :thumbup:

    Added: Think quilted pillow sham, turn one inside out and look at it, it has an inner lining ( the batting does not show) and a split backing to hold the pillow in.In this case for the quilt it would be solid not split. Hope this helps :-D :-D :-D

    If you put the Cowboys fabric face down on the muslin and sew and then turn it, won't the Cowboys fabric cover the denim side? Seems like it would to me. Or am I thinking backwards? (That's been known to happen!)
    :roll: :roll:

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    you cant maybe you can quilt it with a clear thread so that the quilting wont show up as much as it would with regular thread

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    You won't need a batting with denim on the front. I would either tie from the back so you don't interrupt the Cowboy pattern, or machine quilt from the back following a design on the Cowboy fabric. He will lov eit no matter what you deside. dani

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    My daughter had the same request. I used very small stitches and tie it. Let your tails be on the denim side and have the thread blend with the cowboys design. It worked great for me and my daughter was pleased.

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    Hi, Jane! Lots of good ideas here. I like Patrice's idea of tacking by taking loooong stitches in a matching thread.

    Crazy quilts used to be done by tying from the back, catching only the seam of the front. It appeared there was no quilting. I thought about that until I realized your backing has no seams... (So I did not read your explanation too well at the beginning. Sorry.)

    Have fun with the process. It will be a great gift to your son.

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    Thanks mom, I am almost done with the top. Would like to work on the getting it finished this weekend. Have a few more ideas to add to it like some applique on the top. After measuring I think I will have a yard left over of the backing so wanted to cut out some of the logos and applique them in the center of the star. Could you pm me with instructions on the easiest way to do that? I am guessing I will need some wonder under or something but one problem with that it is called money. The budget for this thing is used up, how much does it cost, and I will have to try and get it online as I dont have a place to go here to buy it. Anyway the top is going ok but my stars are not the best in the world but he wont care cause I made it. Thanks

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    You can!!! Just watched Eleanor Burns on RFD tv last night and caught the last five minutes of finishing the Almanac Quilt.
    EB, at the end of the show, demonstrated sewing blocks to batting, (whole piece or large enough for quilt & borders) and added a block at a time in rows. So lay block on batting right side up, place sashing right side down at bottom of block, sew, flip sashing, smooth, press, pin down, add next block, right side facing sashing and so on down the row. Outside full length sashings take care of themselves, but my dog started making that weird noise before they barf so I ran with her to back door. Missed width sashing between rows. This was like the 13th show and they may rerun it. Anyhow she sewed the backing fabric to top and batting and turned it right side out (birthed) thru opening, straightened, sewed opening and straightened pinned and stitched around quilt edge. So anyway you do all your stitch in the ditch quilting as you lay down each block. Do double check for steps and method.
    Your library might have a copy of her book as she shows step by step in her books. Check half.com, ebay, amazon for used copy. YES YOU CAN.

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    I'm with Nonnie on this one. Since it is a denim quilt, it will not require a batting. I would tie small knots in the Stars, either in the points, or in the center of the stars, or maybe even a combo. If you trim them close, they will not take away from the print. I am not sure that you can stitch denim with clear thread, either nylon or polyester.....I too am a Dallas fan, and would love to have that print. Do you know who made it? I am sure that he will love his treasure, and it will be warm to boot! If the Dallas print is 100% cotton, you may see if they offer it in fleece, and that would make it easier to tie and increase the warmth for an "at home--mid-winter game!"
    Go Cowboys! We are rooting for our boys to take it all the way to the super bowl this year, which just so happens to be being played at our brand new stadium...I am sure he will love his new quilt! (Hurry, preseason is just around the corner!) LOL Have fun!

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    Andy, thanks for the comments, i got the fabric at Walmart and it is a licensed fabric and you can find it on ebay too. I paid a little less at Walmart cause it is 8.99 on some online shopsl Yes they do have fleece but have never really worked with it so thought i would try that another time. Right now appliqueing square of the fabric to the white stars and then sandwich and quilt, found it to be not so heavy as i thought so will put in a layer of batting. The denim I am using is not a thick kind, in fact kind of thin so will try it. Have decided to outline the stars on the front and i think should be enough quilting to keep batting in place. Will make final choice of that after completeing that portion. Will be seeing him in September so have some time to finish.

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