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Thread: Should I do this or not?

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    But how would you quilt it since the design most likely would not line up its positions with the front?

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    A pieced back sounds great but pillow cases might be even better

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    I think that's a great idea. I love pieced backs.

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    I'd keep the fabric for another quilt top.
    Too pretty for a backing.
    I like to use larger pieces of fabric with as few seams as possible for quilt backings. Less seams to pull out.
    And if the backing isn't exactly straight your blocks will be crooked.
    But its your quilt, do as you like. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    I like the quilt and your idea
    ditto

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    Sounds like a good plan, your quilt is beautiful :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Go for it!

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    pretty

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    Sounds like a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet My
    I just finished piecing a quilt top for a friend. Very easy pattern made from a jelly roll. I have left over fabric in 10" squares that I used to make another quilt and it's the same fabric line.

    What do you think about sewing 9 10" blocks together do a D9P and stick that pattern in the middle of the back of the quilt. (Kinda like having 2 quilts in one)

    Here's a pic. of the top.
    I love a decorative back that makes it two quilts. The only problem is sometimes trying to decide which side is the favorite.

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    Love your quilt, gorgeous! Being new I have 2 questions: What is that pattern and also, when choosing a pieced back how do you determine the actual quilting pattern? Does one disregard the backing and quilt according to the quilt front pattern only? OR do you try to take both patterns into considerstion? In essence, trying to match the quilting design to both front and back layers? Oh, I hope what Im asking makes sense.

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    Beautiful and your idea is a great one.

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    throw pillows or shams comes to mind

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    I think that would look great.

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    The back of my next quilt will also have some of the pieces in it from the front. Haven't done one yet and the more I see the more I like it.

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    I've always done this with all my quilts It gives the recipient 2 choioces and seeing as how I still have to sandwich and quilt its like "2 birds with 1 stone"

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    I like the two for one idea....
    and I do like the pillow shames....
    So at this time the choice is yours....which one will make you smile ????????????????

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    Pillow shams? Some very good quality cotton pillow cases with a border of the jelly roll strips?

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    I love this top. I would also like to know how you did it. I guess if you did an all over pattern like stippling it wouldn't matter if the front and back were different patterns. I'm kinda new to this so it would be interesting to know what you think about the quilting of this quilt.

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    Help a newbie out -- what's a DP9 or whatever it was (it's not on my screen any more. sorry)

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattyrg
    Help a newbie out -- what's a DP9 or whatever it was (it's not on my screen any more. sorry)

    Thanks
    Disapearing Nine patch....do a search here...

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    I actually hate to spend that wonderful fabric for a backing. As you said, you get 2 quilts for the price of one, but I think I'd be more inclined to make a second quilt from the leftover pieces.

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    I think a DP9 patch would offer variety, yet be in the same color scheme for decorating. I love pieced backings, whether it is a choice or a necessity, it makes life more interesting. Good idea. You did a fabulous job on the top, by the way.

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    like the pillowcase idea, but pieced backing nice too.

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    Not only do I love the way it looks - but it uses up the orphan squares and less backing fabric.

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