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Old 08-25-2015, 12:29 PM
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I know I can use both sides of the fabric if I wish. However, just curious...
which side do you usually use? The printed side or the other side?
I have 3 white of white fabrics and when I look at them I prefer
the non-printed side on all of them. Is that supposed to be the right side
on white on white?
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:36 PM
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No side is the wrong side if it pleases you. I turn over the white on white fabric if I feel the printed side is overpowering.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:50 PM
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My daughter says that her sewing machine doesn't like white on white fabric - it is too "sticky".
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:54 PM
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​Either the front or the back is fine but be consistent.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​Either the front or the back is fine but be consistent.
I often can't tell which side is which. I try to be consistent (in case the difference is more obvious in a different light) but it's nigh to impossible.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:51 PM
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I would only use the printed side for the right side. I agree, it is very hard to hand quilt through also.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:56 PM
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I use printed (I should say "painted", because that's what it is, white paint. Ugh!) side out. I hate that stuff. Wish we had old fashioned white on whites with no paint.
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:10 PM
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Sometimes when doing a scrappy quilt I accidentally sew one of the patches with wrong side showing. I just leave it. After all, it's a scrappy quilt. That being said , all the suggestions above are good ones.
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Old 08-25-2015, 04:45 PM
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I made a boo-boo on this quilt & did one of the appliqués on the reverse side of white on white raised polka dot fabric. But I did 2 more & ran them down the center column & it was adorable. Baby loved the different textures.

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Old 08-25-2015, 05:29 PM
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I have a love hate relationship with white on white fabric. hate the painted side, but love the look.
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