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Christa’s Quilt Along – Sea of Squares Pieced Backing. Today I will show you two different ways to make a pieced quilt backing: All from one fabric, or from scraps and chunks.

Fat quarter back

Fat quarter back

What a great layer cake pattern! Simple and really showcases and frames the prints! The possibilities are endless with a large selection of layer cakes and other pre-cuts to choose from at the Fabric Shack at http://www.fabricshack.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi

What a great layer cake pattern! Simple and really showcases and frames the prints! The possibilities are endless with a large selection of layer cakes and other pre-cuts to choose from at the Fabric Shack at www.

Quilt Back Diagram How to make pieced backing. More help for the quilt backing.

Quilt Back Diagram How to make pieced backing. More help for the quilt backing.

How to make backing fabric to fit your quilt, when it doesn't. John Flyn's method with diagrams. Pretty cool.

How to make backing fabric to fit your quilt, when it doesn't. John Flyn's method with diagrams. DO use a seam, make sure to take the selvages off, and press the seam open. I long arm quilt and love it because the seam isn't in the same place as I roll!

This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.)

Quilting - This is ingenious! John Flynn's Diagonal backing calculator helps to minimize the amount of fabric needed for your quilt backing. (Flynn was a bridge-building engineer before he became a quilter, and you can tell it from his great tricks.

Easy Baby quilt. Diagram with measurements! Saves a lot of time! Space for applique,  embroidery or name.:

Diagram with measurements! Saves a lot of time! Space for applique, embroidery or name. 6 fabrics plus white.

Turning 20 or Taking a Turn quilt pattern. Pick out just 20 fat quarters and stack them up in 5's (4 times) and cut per this diagram and SNAP you have a whole quilt ready to sew! This works great and in a single weekend you have a quilt! Happy quilting!

Turning 20 or Taking a Turn quilt pattern. Pick out just 20 fat quarters and stack them up in times) and cut per this diagram and SNAP you have a whole quilt ready to sew! This works great and in a single weekend you have a quilt!

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