Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Making the Most of a Wide Backing

As I previously reported here, I took advantage of a wide backing to load as many projects as possible. I bought this yellow-ish backing specifically for my Canned Pears flimsy I made from the Fig Tree Quilts pattern.

This is what I managed to quilt on this backing fabric.

I quilted the Canned Pears quilt top (from Fig Tree Quilts), three extra blocks that I put together for a pillow sham to match the quilt, the Cut, Sew, Press, Repeat wall hanging, the Quick Curve Ruler table runner, and two flag scrap pillow tops. I didn't waste much fabric, that's for sure.

I am really a lazy person. I find loading the backing, batting and quilt top to be very labor intensive.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I would do the same - I quilt on my home machine, but I find projects that use all that batt and backing right up as long as it's laid out.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I'm wondering how you load your quilts? Are you pinning them? I use Red Snappers. Fantastic system. Loading, unloading a breeze! I even turn my quilts to do borders - I do them much better straight across in one hit.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I wouldn't call you lazy - I'd call you very efficient and clever!! I like to use fusible batting and my "domestic" home machine but never thought about using one huge backing/batting set and then adding a variety of tops to it - VERY clever!! - ;))

Barb said...