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Old 08-14-2013, 01:53 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm trying to find an old post about how to piece a quilt backing by putting the pieces at an angle. I think doing it this way made better use of the fabric and it looked nice too. If I remember correctly, there were pictures along with the instructions. I guess I'm just not too good at using the search tool.

If anyone can find the link and pull it up, I'd really appreciate it! As always, thank you for being such a lovely group of quilters.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:13 PM
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Sorry I don't remember that one. There is a post under Show off you backside! Quilt back that is! Type the title into the search box and see if that helps.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:26 PM
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It was John Flynn's method - http://www.flynnquilt.com/media/uplo...onalpb1103.pdf
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:28 PM
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It is a method devised by John Flynn. I'm pretty sure you can find it with Google. It is called Diagonal Pieced Back and it is a method to make a too short backing fit. I have not tried it because I usually buy the backing after a quilt is done and get enough to fit.
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Oh Lordy, I clicked on this link and all I could see was math, math, and more math! Over my head, for sure! So glad I buy my backing after my quilt top is made! Geeeezzzzzzz ...

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM
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http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...k-t130313.html

Here is my old post about the diagonal pieced back. There is also a link in the thread to the quilt we used it on. I can't say enough good about how this method works. Be sure to post when you try it!

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:03 PM
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I've done this and it saved a lot of fabric. However, it wasn't easy because I didn't have a big enough area to lay the fabric out to cut it. I haven't done it since (it was on my first quilt).
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:47 PM
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I made a William Morris quilt for my DH. The biggest piece I had I was able to use with this method. It just fit. So now I might have some quilt backings right in my stash!
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Yes, that's the method and wesing's post is the one I had in mind. Thank you all so much. Oh, the math, but the second link in wesing's old post has a calculator for non math minded people like me. Unfortunately, this method won't work for my quilt backing. I've got an 84x84 and I prefer 4 extra inches on each side, although I could do 3, but my fabric is only 42 WOF.

Oh well, I thought I'd give this method a try, but I'm saving this information and will try it on another quilt. Thanks again!
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