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Fun Backing Ideas

The back of a quilt is often underrated -

a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered!

Backing sometimes made be the perfect spot to add something special to your quilt.

For the Summer Mystery Quilt 2022, I decided to try something fun with my backing.

I used leftover Linen Texture fabrics and sprinkled in a big print fabric from our Secret Stash Earth Collection. This splash of color and print really took my quilt to the next level.

It was super simple and super fun! The best part is that I got to use up some leftovers!

Now I can go buy new fabric!

How to achieve a backing like this for any of your quilts?

Look at your quilt top then

dive into your extra fabric stash to pick

out what colors you think best compliments.

Use large fabric swatches and lay them all out

to envision what it will look like

when sewn together.

Keep it simple.

You don't want too much going on in the back or

it could compete with your quilt top.

Here are some options below for how to break your backing into sections.

Now all that you have to do is use up your scraps and fill those sections with leftover fabrics.

Don't be afraid to get creative, and remember to make your backing at least 4" larger than your quilt top.

Notice, you can do something very simple or take it a little further.

And you don't have to stop there!

After trimming my selected backing fabrics, I noticed I had some smaller leftovers that were similar in size. That got me thinking, what more can I do with this beautiful fabric? What about a scrappy binding!

Let your creativity run free when completing a quilt.

You never know what you might discover.

Let's start a color-filled quilt backing trend!

Post your best backing creations on social media and tag us - we LOVE to see what you make!

Are you making a quilt to gift someone? Don't forget to sign it!

We have a wonderful label fabric in our Bluebird Collection that is perfect to use for backing.

The back is the perfect place to let the quilt keep giving!

Use the back as a message board for friends and loved ones to write sweet notes to keep forever!

Happy Creative Quilting!


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14 oct 2022

I love making scrappy quilt backings from leftover fabrics! I made 2 quilts where I ended up liking the backings even more than the quilt fronts. I definitely agree to keep it simple. That way when the backing doesn't end up as perfectly centered as the feont and you trim it for binding, you don't lose your hard work piecing.

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12 oct 2022

That backing for a special occasion quilt with the sentiments of friends and family is a sensational idea.

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12 oct 2022

The backing is beautiful! Can you tell us the quilt pattern? It‘s gorgeous!

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13 oct 2022
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Thank you!

We are SEW happy you like our quilt pattern! This design is from our Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 event and is called "Arizona". It was made with our beautiful Day Trip bundle. The pattern will be available for purchase soon, but you can also follow our Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 blogs and YouTube videos for step-by-step instructions, tips, and so much more!

Happy Quilting!

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12 oct 2022

Such beautiful ideas! I totally love the idea of the backing being a message board for a special quilt gift. Wow just wow!

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12 oct 2022

I love that backing!!! Having the guests sign right on the completed quilt! I love love love it!!!

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