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Old 09-06-2018, 07:45 AM
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Has anyone done this method for their backing? Itís my understanding this is a good method to use if your short on backing, and Iím facing that dilemma on a quilt I want to finish up in the next week.

http://www.multi-patch.com/html/diag...calculator.php
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Has anyone done this method for their backing? Itís my understanding this is a good method to use if your short on backing, and Iím facing that dilemma on a quilt I want to finish up in the next week.

http://www.multi-patch.com/html/diag...calculator.php
Yes it works well. I have used it even on small quilts that a fat quarter won't quite fit.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:07 AM
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I use this method all the time...mostly for 50" x50" baby blankets. Looks great and saves fabric.
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Thank you for the post and the link! I’d not heard of this method!
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Yes it works well, pay attention to the size limitations. It doesn't work for king sized quilts.
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Are you sure? This looks king size......

http://www.multi-patch.com/html/diag...example_2.html
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I've found it gets difficult to keep the diagonal correct for larger quilts. Now I usually go with horizontal seams instead.
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Thanks everyone, I’m gonna give it a try and see how it works out......it wouldn’t be the first time I learned an expensive lesson!
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And for those who would like a worksheet......

https://jinnybeyer.com/wp-content/up...-Worksheet.pdf
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I think John Flynn teaches that method of making a diagonal seam on backings. I think he explains it on his website, and he pioneered that method.
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