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Thread: Piecing a back

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    TMK
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    Would it be all right to piece a backing hoizontally using two WOF as wide as the top? TIA Tina

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    Yes. I would trim off the selvage, and I recommend 1/2" seam allowance, pressed open. This holds very well and makes it a snap to quilt through.

    Hope this helps :)

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    I piece mine horizontally and vertically without any problems :D:D:D

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    Thanks. I found some fabric on line at Fabric.com. My top is 61x79 and I thought 4 yards would be adequate.

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    I don't see why not . The only thing I have heard is to not have the seam in the middle, as the middle gets the most wear and tear. I don't know if that is still true or not

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    i pieced a back by putting a stip vertical and across --it looked ok i set both off center--if i ever work out how to upload a pic i will put it on---i was also advised to do 1/2 inch seams pressed open worked a treat sat flatter ok round of applause i got the photo on
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMK
    Would it be all right to piece a backing hoizontally using two WOF as wide as the top? TIA Tina
    At our quilt guild show and tell, some of the backs are so wonderful. Not only are they pieced, they are pieced with several different fabrics. They look wonderful.

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    Thanks for all the input. I placed my order.

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    Applause.....beautiful quilt backing. Thanks. Still amazes me that I can chat with someone from another continent.

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    I try not to have a seam in the middle of the quilt backing due to the stress area when quilt is folded. I learned somewhere to cut 1 piece in half & then use a full width section in the middle with the 1/2 widths seamed to either side.

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    Donna, Your method was what I was taught. As a handquilter I like to use the extra wide backing made for backs when I can afford it. Every seam I can eliminate makes it easier to quilt consistently.

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    I like to use the extra wide backing but I have pieced mine too and it turned out fine.

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