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Thread: Double Backing Question

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    Power Poster Boston1954's Avatar
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    Double Backing Question

    I have some bear blocks my sister gave me. I machine quilted separately and intended to join them in a quilt-as-you-go manner. I've done it before, but do not find it fun. Could I join them on the front and then add a second full piece backing?
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    Sure. Lots of quilts are pieced on muslin as a foundation, batting & backing added. Don't see why your quilt would be any thicker, except at the joins. maybe you can trim the batting away at the seams.
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    are you going to sew skinny sashings to join them together? that way the batting edges together. no thickness to worry about in seams.

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    Yes, you certainly can add an extra layer of backing. If you are doing sashing, you can add a fusible batting in the strips before piecing the blocks. Cut the batting 1/2 inch less than sashing width and it won't add bulk in the seams.

    Good luck with your project!

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    You could add just a backing and perhaps just tie it at the intersections on the front. That way the front would be the same as now. Hope this helps.
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    I have most of those teddy bear Christmas fabrics. Cute.

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    I don't see why not. You will never know, unless you try.

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