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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Backing fabric

Re: Backing fabric 01 Sep 2013 14:42 #109516

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Thanks Margo,

I found that the fabric I wanted to use is 45 wide, so the 5 yards will work with an extra 8 inches all around my quilt.
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Re: Backing fabric 01 Sep 2013 09:56 #109507

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Winnie, the finished quilt size is 77-1/2" x 77-1/2". It would be a good idea to ask your longarmer how much extra fabric she likes to have and use that measurement!

5 yards is a generous amount for the backing if you do not have to match any design on the back which might require a little more yardage.

8 yards will leave you with a LOT of extra fabric.


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Re: Backing fabric 01 Sep 2013 09:26 #109506

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I need help determining the amount of backing fabric. I noticed in the fabric requirements, it states 5 yards. Is that if you are going to do the quilting on a regular sewing machine? This is only my second large quilt and I think I will probably send it to a long arm quilter. ( Either that or make a few smaller quilts before I even attempt to quilt it.) I certainly hate to mess it up after so much work. Does the long arm quilter need more fabric around the edges? Would eight yards be safer with the 44 wide fabric?

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Winnie
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Re: Backing fabric 31 Aug 2013 21:36 #109496

I purchased 8 yards of one of the turquoise fabrics from The Quilt Show store a month or so ago. At that time, they had plenty of both fabrics.

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Re: Backing fabric 27 Aug 2013 09:52 #109174

Nice choice. I think I'll do the same...

Andrée
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Re: Backing fabric 26 Aug 2013 21:55 #109160

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Very nice and will work well with top when choosing your quilting thread.
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Re: Backing fabric 26 Aug 2013 20:53 #109153

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Here's a photo...


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Re: Backing fabric 26 Aug 2013 20:52 #109152

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Jeannine, when i took classes from Sue Nickels in May, she actually had photos of her doing the quilting on the BOM, and you could see the backing in one of the pictures. As i recall, it was a wild, multicolor print. I'm a little less adventurous...I bought "Willow" by Timeless Treasures, pattern #FLEUR - C 4794. It's a turquoise print that seems to go pretty well with the colors in the top.


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Re: Backing fabric 26 Aug 2013 14:05 #109116

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Jeannine, to my knowledge, there is no specific fabric that is recommended for the backing. Just use what makes your heart sing! :D


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Backing fabric 26 Aug 2013 01:44 #109100

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Any ideas as to which fabric is used for backing and will TQS have backing kits for sale? Any suggestions for backing?

Jeannine
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