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Thread: Help please! Piecing a back

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    Senior Member lauriequilts's Avatar
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    Thanks for the link Linda. I have never heard of diagonal piecing of a backing. I will have to try it!

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    I am so lousy at math and trying to visualize ---- so I just buy wide quilt backing and never worry about it. It is actually not more expensive to buy than regular width fabric.

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    Oh I love these pieced backs... so much more interesting than a plain back!! Baloonatic (love that, btw :D ), I don't see how you stitch the sides to the diagonal piece, but I'm thinking about it...
    It looks great... all those backs look great!!

    Wait a minute... do you use the Flynn diagonal method?? Reading back through these comments made me realize... I'll check it out!

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    Beginner question...............
    Wouldn't it be difficult to cut and sew flannel on the diagonal?
    I love flannel but have a hard time with it.

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    I would cut the flannel in half and sew to each side of the remaining whole piece. Looks better, but you can just cut off what is needed for the width and just sew one piece to one side of your quilt but I think it looks better with a piece sewed to each side.
    IdahoSandy

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    John Flynn's method is very good, However, one bit of warning, if you are intimidated about piecing bias squares,his method is one gigantic bias seam! Good Luck!

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    I've used John Flynn's pieced backs many time. I really like it because the seam on the back does not interfere with any seams on the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linhawk
    Beginner question...............
    Wouldn't it be difficult to cut and sew flannel on the diagonal?
    I love flannel but have a hard time with it.
    You just have to be careful not to stretch it. I have used flannel and it works out fine.

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    I have read that if you have to piece the back, you can use blocks - this add beauty.But, if you don't want to do that, cut it on the diagonal.

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    Very interesting ideas!

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    Like this idea.

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    I agree. Don't understand the formula. Also need to see a picture or video. Would love to do my quilt backing this way. Guess I could figure it out.

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