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Thread: What is the Rule of Thumb for buying Quilt Fabric Again?

  1. #76
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    I sometimes make the backing out of whole Fat Quarters that I have that are close to the colors on the quilt (using some of the quilt fabric --if there is enough to make a fat quarter).....I have even sewn rickrack over the seams. I also have appliqued huge flowers on the back, randomly placing them, using the quilt leftovers over my fat quarters.

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    My rule of thumb is "always buy more than you think you will ever use.!" If your "backing is lacking" there will plenty of pieces to piece one!

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    There is a cool technique that I have used on several occasions with lap size when I am a bit short of fabric -- it is the John Flynn method for diagonal backs.

    http://flynnquilt.com/media/uploads/...onalpb1103.pdf

    I did this with a busy fabric and you can't see the seam.

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    If its not too late try a border of another color in the quilt. Just make the border on the backing and large enough to give the right size you need.

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