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Want to use two tops to make a quilt. How do you do this?

Want to use two tops to make a quilt. How do you do this?

Old 03-08-2018, 07:13 PM
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Default Want to use two tops to make a quilt. How do you do this?

I'm making several quilts and want to use pieced tops for both the front and the back of the quilts. Those of you that have done this...any advice on getting both front and back to line up. Any help would be appreciated. Also, what type of design did you use for the quilting? Looking forward to any and all suggestions. Thank you, my unseen quilting friends!
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:22 PM
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how do you plan to quilt them? If on your machine, then you can pin or spray baste very carefully to line them up--if spray basting I'd suggest you first pin to get them lined up. If you are long arming, it 's going to be trickier cause of the rolling on the take-up roller. You will need to work with your LA quilter on this, but will likely need to add extra fabric on all 4 sides for LA quilter to clamp on and frankly, it may be about impossible to get it exactly lined up going top to bottom (or side to side if loaded that way).
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Thanks for your reply quiltingshortimer. I will be quilting them on my domestic machine.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:55 PM
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My advice would be to match them up size wise and not worry about the patterns lining up. I would do a generic all over pattern like a large meander so it looks good on both sides.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:12 PM
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My advice would be to match them up size wise and not worry about the patterns lining up. I would do a generic all over pattern like a large meander so it looks good on both sides.
That's what I'd do, too.
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I use Sharon Schamber's board method with pins. I didn't worry about anything except that all the edges were lined up. To quilt it, I did most of it in a meander, but there was a panel that needed outlining on the front. I just went ahead and did it. The outlined flowers just look like a design feature on the back. There was a post about this recently. My quilt is in there. https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...s-t294919.html
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Here's a video on making reversible quilts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K1GbQFbhug
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Thank you all so much. I am soaking up the information. This will all be put to good use!
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
My advice would be to match them up size wise and not worry about the patterns lining up. I would do a generic all over pattern like a large meander so it looks good on both sides.
That would be my advice, too. I'm afraid trying to line them up would be the way to madness,lol.
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Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy View Post
That would be my advice, too. I'm afraid trying to line them up would be the way to madness,lol.
It's easy with the boards because you only see the section you are working with.
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