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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!! - ;))