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Thread: I know some of you can relate

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    Junior Member AZTeri's Avatar
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    I cut my backing too short. Gaaa :-( :x :thumbdown: Now I have to add a strip to the bottom. Why didn't I lay it out before I cut it? Well, considering this is my first (and ONLY) king sized quilt, lesson learned. Sigh....

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    Aahhh, yes, we have all done such things. It will be beautiful and a lesson learned is a good thing (smile). Show us pics when it is all done. Thank you for sharing.

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    Thankfully it's the back. Actually this will give you an opportunity to do something creative on the back. Why not split the difference and cut some off the sides, then frame the entire backing?

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    Add the strip to the middle, just like you planned!

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    Now THIS is why I love what Momma always used to say.... "Oh don't worry, a man goin' by on horseback ain't gonna notice!"

    (Of course, we were never allowed to use that vernacular, but she loved this phrase...)

    Remember, once it's quilted, no one will see it!!

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    Add some "back art" and claim it like you meant to do that.

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    I actually do this on purpose all the time. I've really gotten into the pieced backs.

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    I had a queen sized one all laid out and pinned, ready for quilting. Once I started quilting, I realized I was short on one side. I just cut an extra piece and added it there. It will be fine!

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    Most of us have done the same at one time or another. Just be glad you noticed it now before quilting.

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    Geez! I can't count the number of times I've done that. And it's uisually when I want to match a large repeat too.

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    oh, yeah: Most of us have done that!

    I did it on my first quilt, a lap quilt no less! I cut it wrong once, then remeasured and cut it wrong again! Had to go buy more fabric.

    Oh yeah! I feel your pain.

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    I came up short on the backing for a queen sized quilt awhile back and all that I did was add a strip in the middle of the backing and all was well! Besides, who is going to see it!

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    What a shame. But it happens way to often.

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    Just had a similar experience although it wasn't a cutting error. I beleived the person in the LQS as to yardage. Needed to buy more. I ended up having to piece the extra yardage and then I added to the middle as Debd suggested.

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    It's just a creative moment in disguise! :)

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    I've done the same thing more than once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Thankfully it's the back. Actually this will give you an opportunity to do something creative on the back. Why not split the difference and cut some off the sides, then frame the entire backing?
    Love this idea!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    ...a creative moment in disguise....I like that!!!!

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    Been there - done that! That's why it's called "patchwork"!

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    Been there, done that. Its just a way of making you use your "noodle" as my Mom used to call it. Get creative and move forward...it will all work out!

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    That is what I would do....add a border to it...

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    My theory is, when someone is so close to the back of a quilt that they will be able to see through the quilting design that there was an extra strip added on to one side, they won't notice because their eyes will be closed because they are sleeping!

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    I have done that before too. Good thing is that you will remember next time.

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    been there, done that----very few of my backs seem to be all one color...... :shock:

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    Boy can I relate to this. I just add what I need and pretend it was suppossed to be that way. lol

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