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Thread: Quilted Quilt

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    Quilted Quilt

    I am have gotten a quilt quilted with a white backing and now I'm thinking I should have used the left over fabric to make different sized circles to applicae on the backing. Do you think I would still be able to do that or would that kinda ruin the quilting motif on the back - I would have to hand sew the circles. What is your opinion? Thanks. L

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    If you don't mind covering up the quilting, go ahead and add your applique circles to the back.

    I, personally, would leave the back plain.
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    If the circles aren't huge, I would think you could go ahead and appliqué them on and hand quilt them a little to match up with the original machine quilting lines. But I have never done it so hopefully you will get other more experienced opinions!

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    As Jeanne S stated, it would depend on the size of the circles. It is difficult to applique by hand anything that is already quilted.
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    Most times I leave the backs plain.
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    ..make a pillow case and put circles on the edge....

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    It can be done--very carefully. You can carefully stitch, just catching the backing fabric with an invisible ladder stitch. It will be time consuming, but you won't ruin the quilting on the front.
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    I would go ahead and add the Applique, then carefully resew the quilting through the appliqués in what ever manner you used for the first quilting.
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    I am sure you will be able to find room for even small circles to applique on the back. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyprim39 View Post
    I am have gotten a quilt quilted with a white backing and now I'm thinking I should have used the left over fabric to make different sized circles to applicae on the backing. Do you think I would still be able to do that or would that kinda ruin the quilting motif on the back - I would have to hand sew the circles. What is your opinion? Thanks. L
    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions regarding the applique circles to back of quilt. I am going to leave as is as the quilt was beautifully quilted and think now it would spoil it. I am going to make a pillow case and applique the circles to it. Thanks again.

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