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Old 09-28-2011, 06:57 AM
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I am doing a quilt for someone, they will be paying for it. The backing I have is of the Florida State Seminols with the helmets. The fabric is directional. I can do it, but the seam will be right in the middle and when I load it on the frame, it will be bulkier then the rest of the quilt as it is on the rod. Anyone have experience with this?

Also, If I dont use the FSU fabric, I thought about a solid backing. I have never used solid material for my backings before. And this is for someone that is paying. I am not sure how it will look :?: THis will be going to a 5 year old boy for his bed. I want the quilt to grow with him, kwim? As he gets older, I dont want him embarassed with toy truck on the back lol or the transformers....Any suggestions would be great :thumbup:
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:01 AM
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I've never had a problem withteh seam on my frame. SO far it rolls just like the rest. Also I use solid backing a lot and it can be nice if matched to the front.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:05 AM
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Yes. I thought about a garnet backing. Hmmmmm I need to think about this somemore.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:08 AM
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I meant to say also... When I said middle of fabric I meant it would be vertical to the rod, not horizontal to it.
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Just be sure to press the seam open and it should be fine on your frame.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:20 AM
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I am the opposite.... I have only used prints on one of my quilts. The rest have had solid color backings. There is nothing wrong with either. Just a case of preference. I am considering both a WVU quilt and a Steelers quilt for family members, both of which will probably have solid color backings.
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would love to see pictures
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Can you turn the quilt so that the seam is parallel.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:52 AM
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Thank you, everyone. The quilt is too long to turn on my frame. I most definitely will post pictures when I'm done. :)
When my dh gets home I will see what he thinks too.
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Ask the customer which they prefer.
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