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Old 04-01-2022, 12:02 PM
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As I use often fleece as backing for my quilts i have the problem that it is a little bit too small! And here I want to show what I am doing to make the backing wider so that it will fit to the quilt top! I use scraps from the quilt to make stripes and sew them between the fleece fabric!

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Old 04-01-2022, 01:59 PM
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That makes fora fun and interesting back. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-01-2022, 02:02 PM
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I love pieced backings! So pretty!
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Great idea and it looks great! I am glad it worked out that you had enough!
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Creative way to solve your problem. Great save!
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Old 04-01-2022, 07:38 PM
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Wonderful way to make a larger backing.
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Originally Posted by 1000scraps View Post
As I use often fleece as backing for my quilts i have the problem that it is a little bit too small! And here I want to show what I am doing to make the backing wider so that it will fit to the quilt top! I use scraps from the quilt to make stripes and sew them between the fleece fabric!

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Old 04-04-2022, 05:04 AM
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Great idea. I've done that with quilters cotton but never thought to mix fabrics and use it for minkie which I have several scraps of. Duh...thanks for the reminder and tip.
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Old 04-04-2022, 05:32 AM
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Very creative. I have been using a no pill plush fleece for my most recent quilt backs. I recently donated one of them to our church bazaar/sale and it was a small lap quilt which brought $250 dollars and the bidders wanted it because it had a soft backing. I'm on my second T-shirt quilt now and will also use fleece backing. The grads love it as it is soft and cuddly; whereas, sometimes a quilt is not so soft as too much quilting can make them stiff. Need to watch for sales as good fleece can be spendy. I also FMQ my own quilts on my domestic and it is so much easier quilting with only having a top and fleece back, no batting in between. The weight of the finished quilt is equal to one having batting inside. Works great for me
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Old 04-05-2022, 05:07 AM
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Thanks for posting! That's a clever way to make the back just a little bit bigger.
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