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Diagonal pieced back

Old 06-13-2011, 07:32 PM
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Hello all -

We're not very adventurous after we've put a lot of time, money and effort into a quilt, but we finally got brave and tried the diagonal pieced back method. I had to go to a couple of different websites to make sure I was doing everything correctly, but I am so glad we tried this method!

The formula indicated I needed 2 yards of fabric, including lots of "fudge factor" that I built in to make sure I didn't mess up the back. I was sweating bullets while I cut it, but when we laid it out on the floor and started sliding those triangles it was like magic. I sewed them together and cut off the waste, and had to measure it 2 or 3 times to make sure it really was that easy.

The only thing I would do differently is to starch the area where I'm going to make the cut, and try to figure a way to get more of the fabric on the table so I don't have to move it so much while making the cut. I didn't get a perfect straight cut, but I think the quilting will hide any imperfections in the seam.

I got this one quilted tonight, but it isn't bound. I hope to have the full quilt posted tomorrow night.

BTW - here are the websites I used for reference:




With the busy back, you can hardly see the seam.

This is all of the waste.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:35 PM
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That fabric is FABULOUS!!!

Sounds like John Flynn's method. Even on your fabric, it's hardly noticeable that it's pieced.

If that's the back, what's the front of the quilt look like? :mrgreen:
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:40 PM
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Ditto. Like to see the front.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:05 PM
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Beautiful job! Great fabric.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:05 PM
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I did not know this - now I have it bookmarked. Thank you.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:07 PM
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How big is your quilt? the calculator keeps giving me rather large amounts of backing fabric needed. Love the fabric.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:41 PM
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Wow - I am going to have to remember this. It looks like it will save a lot of over buying of fabric. How was it cutting the entire piece on the bias?
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I am going to keep this method in mind. That backing is awesome. I really hope that you will post the front. I'm looking forward to seeing it!
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:51 PM
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What great fabric!!! Can barely see where the joined part is. Terrific job!!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:15 PM
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Love, love, love your fabric! I don't know what the diagonal piecing/flynn method is about--I guess I'm confused about what the purpose is. I went to your first link and started having flashbacks to my junior high algebra and geometry classes (and I'm 50-something years old). I'm going to have to do some Googling tomorrow--or better yet, come back to this feed and read all the excellent explanations that always come from the members of this board when someone has a question (hint, hint).
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