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There are two backing troubles that can derail an otherwise wonderful quilt: your fabric is too small or your fabric is not square. Read our solutions!

2 common backing troubles

Previous pinner wrote: There are two backing troubles that can derail an otherwise wonderful quilt: your fabric is too small or your fabric is not square. Read our solutions!

My favorite challenge lately when making quilts is to add some fun character to the backing. No more plain boring backs on your quilts! Here are a few new quilt backing ideas for you to consider. This is the quilt backing for my Flowering Snowball Quilt. Buying 4-5 yards of fabric for the backing of …

My favorite challenge lately when making quilts is to add some fun character to the backing. No more plain boring backs on your quilts! Here are a few new quilt backing ideas for you to consider. This is the quilt backing for my Flowering Snowball Quilt

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.)

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.

Lots of inspiring quilt back pics!--Linky Party Other Side of the Quilt SwimBikeQuilt Linky Party: The Other Side of the Quilt

Linky Party: The Other Side of the Quilt

Linky Party Other Side of the Quilt SwimBikeQuilt Linky Party: The Other Side of the Quilt Over 160 Quilt Back Ideas

I love to make quilt tops (which is probably why I have about 6 that are waiting to be quilted).  Sometimes, I get stuck when it comes to making a quilt back. In most cases, and especially with cha…

Storytime Squares Tips & Tricks: Pieced Quilt Backs

I love to make quilt tops (which is probably why I have about 6 that are waiting to be quilted). Sometimes, I get stuck when it comes to making a quilt back. In most cases, and especially with cha…

How to Make Quilt Backing from Any Fabric: Quilt Backing Options for Your Next Project 02/26/15  JS

Learn How Easy it is to Make Quilt Backing

Learn how to make quilt backing from regular quilting cottons or wide backing fabrics, your choice.: Quilt Backing Options for Your Next Project

Finally some good information about applying the quilt back. As the site says, most quilt patterns are vague about this.

Another Pinner Wrote: Finally some good information about applying the quilt back. As the site says, most quilt patterns are vague about this.

A chart for piecing standard width fabrics for comforters to avoid a center seam. This is great so I don't have to calculate it myself any more!

Quilt backing. Here is a terrific chart to guide you with your quilt backing. Quick-look chart to piece quilt backings without a center seam.

Make my simple triangle corners instead of a traditional hanging sleeve. Watch how simple it is to do... http://www.elefantz.com/2014/04/tutorial-and-new-easter-stitchery-for.html

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Jenny of ELEFANTZ: Tutorial and a new Easter stitchery for you! How to stitch corner hangers instead of a hanging sleeve.

Some ways to piece a quilt back De's note: if you don't rip your fabric to be on grain, your pieced backs will sag and pucker. Always work on-grain!

Help! Not enough backing fabric! - some piecing suggestions from Quilting board--
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