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How do you make a reversible/two sided quilt?

Old 06-09-2013, 04:52 AM
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Default How do you make a reversible/two sided quilt?

Hi everyone. I've been thinking about lovely it would be to make a reversible quilt and wondered how hard they are to make. Can anyone lead me to any links or give any advice?

Many thanks for your help.
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I have not tried it, but I wonder if it would be harder to quilt or heavier? I have only been quilting 3 years though, so there will be many more expert than I am to guide you. This will be interesting to read about.

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Hi Dina. Thank you for your reply. I've only been quilting a year so would really appreciate all help and advice. I have no idea as to how easy or hard they are to do. It just seems like it would be a nice idea for that quilt where you have a lot of fabric left to make a top but not enough to back it (if that makes sense).

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This is a very good book on them:Reversible Quilts:Two at a time by Sharon Pederson. Many of my fellow guild members have made them.
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Thanks lots2do. I've just looked on Amazon and found a copy. x
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What about doing a Quilt-as-you-go pattern with whatever block you want on the back? I would have automatic sashing but they are nice. See quilt as you go videos on youtube.
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If you think about it, any quilt is reversible. Some just have more interest on the back. Quilting two tops together can be more difficult several ways. Keeping them straight and lined up can be hard, especially if you are sending the quilt out to a longarmer, who may not understand how you want them to line up. If you're not longarming the quilt, then the additional seams will add some bulk that might cause problems on a DSM. Here's a quilt that I did that had two tops - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...k-t216883.html I've also pieced some backs to the point that they might as well have been tops - http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...rs-t82165.html
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great examples.
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I'm currently doing one that the back is a single piece of fabric (WOF) down the center with blocks on either side and a border around it all. Not quite double sided but close. It is the first (other than a baby quilt completely made out of a jelly roll) that I've done this way. Have it sandwiched but not quilted yet.
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Usually I make the back with blocks left over from the front, or a stripe consisting of lengths of coordinating fabric. For quilting a two-sided quilt I've used a simple meander, as it will go with whatever pattern is on the front or back and one isn't bound by differing seam lines.
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