How’s Your Back

Question for the Day…

Do you piece the back fabrics for your quilts or do you use a large whole cloth?

I piece the back for my last quilt, mostly because the fabric I wanted to use wasn’t large enough.  I am pretty happy with my pieced back, it took a little more time but gave it a little more interest.

Long Arm Quilt Back

Pieced Back Loaded on Long Arm                      Loaded backing,  Loaded Top…

Loaded Quilt with Bamboo Batting

Loaded Quilt with Bamboo Batting

Finished Stitching.

Used a floral design from the Quilters Creative Touch.

quilt backquilt front

About Juki Home Blog by the Juki Girl

My name is Karen Pharr and I am Juki America's Home Sewing National Educator. I love to Sew, Quilt, and anything else you can do with fabric.

Posted on December 30, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I use different things for each backing – depends on the look I want – I do though at times use up all the scraps from the front that are left and sew them ramdomly together for a crazy quilt backing – other times I use one large piece – all depends on my mood and what the quilt tells me it wants. I have not quilted one of these on my Juki yet as I have only had it a year and have been having problems quilting over the seams from the backing – I have only done them on my domestic machine…


  2. I usually piece the backing with two lengths of the same fabric unless I can find a wide backing that I like. I have a question for you, how do you like the bamboo batting? I’ve been curious about it but never have tried it.


  3. I’ve done several pieced backs. It is a great way to use up fabric you ‘like’ but have fallen out of ‘love’ with or use up the extra fabric over purchased for a project (I seem to do that all the time). I also put my ‘orphan…..didn’t make the cut for the front blocks’ on the back. There are always a few of them and I strategically place them on the back so their seaming doesn’t interfere with the seaming on the front when I am quilting.


  4. Unless I have the wide fabric,back will be pieced. Do not like to have lot of seams on back.
    Will you be at the Quilt Show in Palm Beach, Florida in January 2015.


  5. Carrie Cunningham

    Beautiful! I’ve only done a pieced back once.


  6. I always make my backs with a design and fabric from the front. It does take a bit more time however I think adding something to the back adds more interest.

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