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Thread: Show off you backside! Quilt backs that is! :)

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    I am finding that with the economy the way it is, I have to make do with the fabrics on hand as much as possible. I am trying very hard to be creative with my quilt backs and save my money for batting and such. I thought it might be fun and helpful to others to share some of our pieced backs and it would be nice to get them all in one place. Here are several of mine.

    Please share pictures of your pieced backings!
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    Cool backs....love that last one

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    Cool backs....love that last one
    I was still adding them. Which one did you like?

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    Good work!

    I've gone in a different direction -- I bought many yards of wide bleached muslin with a coupon at JoAnn's. I don't use quilt fabric for the backs much anymore. I just keep taking pieces off of this large amount. We'll see what I do when it runs out!

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    Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    Cool backs....love that last one
    I was still adding them. Which one did you like?
    I love them all lol....but I was talking about the panda bear one

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Good work!

    I've gone in a different direction -- I bought many yards of wide bleached muslin with a coupon at JoAnn's. I don't use quilt fabric for the backs much anymore. I just keep taking pieces off of this large amount. We'll see what I do when it runs out!
    That's what I just recently started doing with the fronts. I love the 200 thread count muslin. It really stretches out the stash! I just love the pretty prints though, so I keep using them on the back. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    Cool backs....love that last one
    I was still adding them. Which one did you like?
    I love them all lol....but I was talking about the panda bear one
    One of my favorites!

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    Like very much! Thanks for the pics

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    On the last 2 quilt backs I have made, I PLANNED & BOUGHT fabric accordingly to piece the backs. It is just one more way to be creative with your quilts and I just love it! No more boring single fabric backs for me!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    On the last 2 quilt backs I have made, I PLANNED & BOUGHT fabric accordingly to piece the backs. It is just one more way to be creative with your quilts and I just love it! No more boring single fabric backs for me!!!
    love that print!

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    I LOVE the idea of the name on the back!!

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    Jobs well done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    On the last 2 quilt backs I have made, I PLANNED & BOUGHT fabric accordingly to piece the backs. It is just one more way to be creative with your quilts and I just love it! No more boring single fabric backs for me!!!
    love that print!
    The butterfly and blue fabrics are Free Spirit and the oriental fabrics are Alexander Henry fabrics

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    Love your quilt backs! My favourites are the ones with their names appliqued on. Did you machine applique them with Wonder Under? What colour thread do you use to quilt them when you make a fancy back? Do you match the thread to the front or the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missionquilts
    I LOVE the idea of the name on the back!!
    Those were big hits!

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    You can use 2 threads: one that matches the front and one that matches the backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Love your quilt backs! My favourites are the ones with their names appliqued on. Did you machine applique them with Wonder Under? What colour thread do you use to quilt them when you make a fancy back? Do you match the thread to the front or the back?
    I did the appliques with Lite Steam-a-Seam 2. I actually flipped them over and FMQ'd from the back side with loops/swirls/stars. I think I used an off white thread top/back on all of them.

    I also stitched around the letters - blanket stitch I think.

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    I love the names on the backsides.

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    Those are all great. I think it makes them look like double sided quilts.

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    Creative you are, job well done

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    LOVEyour avatar!!is it a quilt &if so, would you mind sharing your pattern?
    thanx,dar :) :) :)

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    Great backs! I usually piece my backs too - more interesting than just one piece of fabric.

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    Here's some of mine.
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    Love the idea of putting names on the back! I'm gonna steal that one!

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