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Thread: Diagonal Backing

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    Diagonal Backing

    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
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick View Post
    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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    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
    Lisa

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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.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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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
    Lisa

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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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    This is new to me, thank you for posting that link.

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    I have used it 2 or 3 times and I love it.

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    I learned that method on Simply Quilts about 20 years ago, I haven't used it in years though but there are tutorials on the technique.
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    Learned this method from John Flynn site and have had good luck with it.

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    Have used it for years -- works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick View Post
    Are you sure? This looks king size......

    http://www.multi-patch.com/html/diag...example_2.html
    Yes that is king size, but it is 2 sections sew together - 4 rectangles.

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    Yes, I've done it before. However, didn't the way to calculate it. Thanks for the reference.

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